job summary: Description: Center Engineer needed to drive the deployment of conventional and next generation core network technologies; including iEN, Voice, Video, Data Center (Collocations), and the supporting host of network ancillary and infrastructure equipment. JOB TITLE: Network Project Manager - II JOB DUTIES: Verizon is in the process of modernizing our core networks to enable new, groundbreaking products and technologies. In this position, you will be responsible for Center Engineering and Vendor Management for various build initiatives across multiple networks. Candidate will engineer and manage multiple simultaneous projects. The position requires involvement throughout the life cycle of a build, in particular to resolve technical issues as they present themselves. The Engineer will utilize Verizon Capacity Creation Process (CCP) system, Capital Management system, SAP, CoFEE and other internal systems to document all technical solutions and ensure a timely deployment of all builds. Candidate will partner with stakeholders to develop project plans, timelines and schedules. Resolve issues in a timely manner to ensure internal and external commitments are met. Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to recommend enhancements to increase productivity and efficiency. Drive and manage vendor and outsource teams to meet construction timelines. Experience in Project Management is required - Proven ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels: from team members to executive management - Proven ability to negotiate and motivate others - Demonstrates excellent problem solving skills, self-motivation, leadership, and team orientation - Demonstrates analytic, technical, and organizational skills. Functional Responsibilities Include: - Engineering details will include but not be limited to project-specific installation instructions, engineering database (ICON, CCP) updates, equipment configurations, card/port assignments/requirements, power mapping, cable running lists, floor space and rack placement, and detailed Bill of Material (BOM). - Create required Shopping carts or Telephone Equipment Orders (TEOs) to drive purchase of required equipment and services. - Create Project Supplements as required for appropriate financial budget management of build initiatives. - Coordinate and drive Engineering issues to resolution. - Manage multiple Capacity Creation Requests for new hardware deployments, reconfigurations, decommissions, and First Office Application (FOA) projects. - Negotiate and coordinate overall project schedules for Engineering activities, Construction start and completion dates. - Accurately identify, monitor, report, escalate, and resolve technical issues encountered throughout the build process. - Maintain excellent communication with Project Manager, Functional Team Members and Direct Management to ensure early identification of issues and timely reporting of status. - Interface with Operations and other Implementation organizations in performing site surveys to obtain critical site specific pre-engineering data prior to the build, as well as post installation redlines and end of job audits. - Negotiate, coordinate, and drive/track completion of project milestones with all appropriate stakeholders, to include third party turf vendors. - Facilitate and maintain relationships with multiple service vendors, including pricing compliance, standards creation and compliance, and conducting quality reviews - to include follow up remediation as appropriate and periodic performance reviews. MUST HAVE SKILLS: - 5 or more years in driving cross-functional projects, vendor management, and outsource teams - Engineering experience required - Military experience desired. - Effective interpersonal and team building capabilities - strong project planning and time management - Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, analytical and communication skills - Demonstrates ability to influence organizational direction and initiatives across all leadership levels - Experience with SRM/SAP as well as expense and/or capital budgets - Demonstrates excellent problem solving skills - Demonstrates expert knowledge and proven experience with the full suite of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Project, and the Clarity Software Application suite. - Demonstrates competency in Telecommunications technologies, networks and business processes - Proven track record of leading multiple complex projects to successful completion - PMP Certification is a plus. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS: College Degree strongly desired REQUIRED SHIFT: Standard 8-5pm Equal Employment Opportunity We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better. location: Richardson, Texas job type: Contract salary: $42 - 46 per hour work hours: 8am to 5pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: -- qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 3 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: Project Management Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. 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