Project Manager Wireless Construction

Verizon - Des Moines, IA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $96,000 - $130,000 a year
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.
You will manage the capital enhancements to the Great Plains Small Cell & In-Building Network build program. You'll ensure the consistency in small cell and building construction and implementation activities for cell sites.

Managing cell site construction for small cells and in-building.
Working with the Small Cell & In-Building Implementation teams to develop action plans and future budgets to support the Build Plan.
Managing assigned capital budget to ensure all purchasing, finance, receipts and SOX audit requirements are followed.
Working with the local network assurance teams to make sure that all projects are implemented in a way that the network assurance team supports the direction to avoid all disruptions to service within current and future guidelines.
You’re an expert in Construction —organized, detail oriented, and efficient. You’ve got excellent soft skills and can work effectively with a variety of engineering, RF Engineers, and network assurance stakeholders. You’re driven to resolve system problems and overcome capital project hurdles, and you approach every situation with a team-player attitude.

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.
Three or more years of relevant work experience.
Experience managing projects and process/program management experience.
Experience with budget tracking, cost estimation, and cost accounting of capital plans.

Even better if you have:
A degree.
Ericsson/Nokia, DC plant design, and general construction knowledge
Knowledge of fiber installation and standards.
Experience in telecommunications / data networking or wireless industry.

In addition:
Valid driver's license.
Strong vendor management and project management skills with experience managing complex cross-functional technical projects such as planning, sizing, configuration, resources and scheduling.
Knowledge and understanding of FCC Regulations in regards to Right of Way; utility and fiber coordination; and shot clocks for municipalities and Utility Companies.
Willingness to travel.
When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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