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What you’ll be doing...

We are constantly innovating to bring the latest technologies to our customers and you can be part of this team. You will be responsible for building and maintaining America’s largest and most reliable cellular network. As a Project Manager in Wireless Construction, you will manage a variety of internal and external partners and vendors to oversee construction and maintenance for a regional network of cell site projects. Your vital role will ensure that these multi-stakeholder, complex projects are delivered on time, to specifications, and within budget.

  • Collaborating with stakeholders to establish project designs, scope, deliverables and timelines.
  • Developing and maintaining detailed schedules for each project and actively managing the scheduled tasks with outside vendors including major milestones, action items, long lead purchases, and any other commitments that would impact the project schedule.
  • Analyzing implications of changes from the original schedule and taking required corrective actions to ensure the project stays on track.
  • Providing regular project status reports to management and the project team.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the issuance of RFQs and the evaluation of responses, based on purchasing requirements, and providing detailed analysis and recommendations for the best candidates.
  • Managing regional network projects related to distributed antenna system (DAS) installations, macro, small cells and existing system upgrades.
  • Facilitating the ordering of requisite materials for new systems and modifications to existing systems.
  • Working closely with Real Estate, Network Assurance, System Performance and RF Engineers to ensure construction issues are proactively identified and resolved and requirements are met.
  • Working with outside vendors including General Contractors, Architectural & Engineering firms and Construction Management firms on project scope, design and plans to meet VZW standards, local code requirements and project schedules.
  • Facilitating weekly routine planning and working sessions with critical stakeholders and regional Operations Managers to review project scope, define issues, develop deliverables and associated timelines, assign primes and track action items.
  • Developing and maintaining a detailed schedule for each project and actively managing the scheduled tasks with outside vendors including major milestones, action items, long lead purchases and any other commitments that would impact the project schedule.
  • Understanding impact of changes from the original schedule and take required corrective actions to ensure the project stays on schedule.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the issuance of RFQs and the evaluation of responses; based on VZW purchasing requirements, provide detailed analysis and recommendations for the best candidates and issues purchase orders using PeopleSoft Purchasing or similar systems
  • Reviewing Close Out Packages to ensure projects are completed with high quality and according to the project scope.
  • Completing receipts of service purchase orders and ensure that invoices are paid in a timely manner according to federal and state regulations
  • Managing the regional monthly capital plan as it relates to all assigned projects ensuring spending accuracy in monthly forecasting and performing monthly reconciliation of YTD monthly spending by budget item.
  • Providing regular project status reports to management and the project team.

What we’re looking for...

You enjoy managing complex, large-scale projects impacting a large variety of stakeholders, both internal and external. You have a keen eye for detail, but never lose sight of the big picture. Being results-driven and well-organized, you are adept at identifying potential project roadblocks and developing mitigation strategies. Excellent communication and team building skills enable you to negotiate with internal and external partners to ensure nothing gets in the way of success. You thrive in a fast-paced, high demand environment, making effective decisions quickly, and juggling competing priorities with ease.
You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Even better if you have:

  • A technical degree.
  • Samsung/Nokia, DC plant design, and general construction knowledge.
  • Knowledge of fiber installation and standards.
  • Experience in telecommunications / data networking or wireless industry.
  • Experience managing projects and process/program management experience.
  • Experience with budget tracking, cost estimation, and cost accounting of capital plans.

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