Outside Plant Engineer II - Minneapolis, MN, United States

  • Verizon
  • Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Feb 14, 2020
Full time Telecommunications

Job Description

Job # 540119

What you’ll be doing...

You will be mentoring with a team that engineers, implements, and coordinates activities associated with utility infrastructure and construction. Specifically, telecommunications Outside Plant (OSP) fiber optic network infrastructure and construction. This team leads and directs engineering projects, engaging appropriate internal and external organizations with professional written/verbal communication skills. The team proposes solutions supported by sound engineering and operational productivity to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.

  • Manages projects with specific focus on deliverables, tasks and due dates, conveying timelines, risks, delays and impacts to management.
  • Recognizes vulnerabilities in network infrastructure and makes calculated financial decisions to implement remedies that enhance reliability within budget limitations.
  • Prepares detailed cost analysis, project specs, spend forecasts, route mapping, requisitions, and business justifications.
  • Determines scope, budget and schedules, then monitors and controls expenses within allotted budget.
  • Coordinates engineering construction activities with contractors, developers, municipalities and consultants.
  • Processes reports, vendor invoices, material receipts, and other administrative duties.
  • Provides oversight and management of multiple construction vendors.

What we’re looking for...

You enjoy analyzing problems and having the autonomy to select and implement the right solutions. While you work well independently, you are also a great team player and enjoy leading colleagues and coordinating efforts to ensure best outcomes. You are excited to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple assignments and competing priorities while staying focused on important deadlines. As a strong communicator, you can quickly build relationships with a diverse range of people and you are open to learning complex technical issues and resolutions to problems.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or one or more years of work experience.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Two or more years background experience in utility engineering, construction, GIS (preferably in telecommunications).
  • Experience with windows-based programs and corporate database systems.
  • Experience with CAD, and MS Excel / MS Access.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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