Verizon Wireless Wireless Construction Engineer in Westborough, Massachusetts
Manages regional network projects related to new builds, small cells and existing system upgrades.
Manage construction from initial site design through completed drawings including drawing review taking into account civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical feasibility; value engineering, zoning, Phase 1/2 environmental, certification, signoff, and change orders.
Manages construction activities related to the development of multiple, simultaneous Network infrastructure projects including; RFQ or RFP process, Contract process, Sealed bid , Distributing bid packages, Coordinating bid walk, Awarding project, Monitoring progress, Providing regular status updates, Resolve issues.
Works with outside vendors including General Contractors, Architectural & Engineering firms and Construction Management firms on project scope, obtain quotes, design and plans to meet VZW standards, local code requirements and project schedules
Work closely with all engineering groups in the Network team including RF Design, Traffic, Real Estate, Construction, Operations, and System Performance.
Provide full financial management of all projects from initial proposal/bid through receipt of final product or service including; funding projects, budget tracking, processing purchase orders, reviewing work, and ensuring payment and final balance in purchasing software.
Manage outside vendors and contractors to effectively meet shipping and installation commitments.
Ensure departmental compliance with company procurement and equipment installation policies. Provide team leadership and guidance by practicing Core Values including: creating and evaluating ways to gain financial efficiencies; creating process improvements; securing assets; and being accountable for vendor payments.
Evaluates ways to save money; challenges the ways things are done when there may be a better way to perform ones responsibilities; deals with peers and vendors with respect; exhibits the utmost integrity especially when in a position working with vendors and is responsible for payment of the vendors; and is accountable for ones actions.
Provide the necessary direction for individual/team growth and development. Demonstrates professionalism by responding to emails promptly, actively participating in meetings, ability to explain issues clearly, providing updates, maintaining records, working with other departments, and understanding the impact of their job to the overall business.
Facilitates weekly routine planning and working sessions with critical stakeholders and regional Operations Managers to review project scope, define issues, and develop deliverables and associated timelines.
Provides regular project status reports to management and the project team
Establish quality assurance methods, procedures, standards, and technical training related to site design and construction. Evaluate new products, services, and vendors.
Reviews Close Out Packages to ensure projects are completed with high quality and according to the project scope
Weigh the pros and cons, including impact to the system, costs, compatibility, and ease of use, reliability, and timing parameters.
Associates Degree in Engineering or Management or equivalent work experience preferred.
A minimum of 5 to 10 years of experience in construction. In depth knowledge and proficiency, recognized by peers as technical expert in the following platforms and/or technologies:
Detailed knowledge of cell RF, electrical and mechanical design, including equipment configuration, TELCO interface, and lightning protection and grounding. Close attention to detail is a requirement.
Knowledge of RF materials (jumpers, antennas, diplexers, RRH, cable, PIM, sweep tests) and ALU modular equipment preferred. Develop the skills and ability to represent the company at municipal hearings if needed.
Construction Management skills including: AutoCAD/design review, implementation, HVAC, emergency generators, National Electrical Code requirements, environmental requirements including hazardous material, spill prevention, and other regulatory guidelines, general building maintenance, vendor maintenance and project management and financial management.
Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
Above average problem solving abilities
Above average project management skills
Strong analytic, interpersonal, and communication skills
Maintain performance level under varying degrees of pressure and uncertainty, and effectively dealing with situations for which few or no guidelines exist
Decision making (by making appropriate use of all available information and data; anticipating the future and preparing accordingly; recognizing the impact of decisions upon the rest of the organization; receiving broad guidance; being accountable for broad project results; and being responsible for the leadership of broad programs in support of organizational or area strategies)
Leadership skills - causing influence within the group being recognized as a leader within and outside of his/her work group; serving as a positive role model; actively providing coaching and feedback to co-workers; leading projects; demonstrating a positive, proactive leadership role including taking the initiative to identify matters of importance; resolving problems in a timely fashion; fostering a sense of teamwork; working well in an unstructured environment; engaging in group activities; translating functional/operational goals into team goals; establishing and modifying processes as needed to meet new challenges; demonstrating original thinking, openness to change, and alternative solutions; leading by example; demonstrating company values and policies; initiating action; and assuming ownership for decisions and results
Flexible by embracing change; adapting communication style to setting; investigating and- implementing alternate approaches to resolve difficult problems
Above average organizational and planning skills by setting and communicating priorities; anticipating workload impact on resources of both self and team; delegating where appropriate; consistently following up on outstanding items; and providing focus in meetings and discussions
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; applying appropriate grammar; listening attentively; presenting ideas in a logical, compelling manner in both small and large group settings; adjusting to meet the needs of the reader or listener; communicating technical information to a non-technical audience; and integrating large volumes of information from multiple sources
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