Principal Planning Engineer

Verizon Communications Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 1 week ago

What you'll be doing...

Customer demand for wireless data service keeps growing, and to stay ahead of demand, we're deploying new technologies. To support the core network growth and improve our customer's experience we must upgrade our core office infrastructure. You will be working to define the projects that need to be completed and create the capital budgets to support the funding of that work. Finally you will be helping to modernize our core offices from a mechanical, electrical, structural and civil perspective.

  • Capacity Monitoring and Reporting

  • Monitor all Core offices for power, space and cooling requirements. Provide quarterly capacity reports indicating 3 year status for each location.

  • Ensure adequate build margins are maintained paying particular attention to changes in technology.

  • Ensure all network standards are addressed or have a plan in place to remedy at core offices.

  • Attend monthly meetings with regional switch implementation, budgeting and planning teams to drive communication of the plan.

  • Budget Planning

  • Develop a 3 year Construction, Power and Grounding (CPG) plan for each core office to ensure we have sufficient plans to support the growth requirements.

  • Develop capital funding templates and required budget structure to capture our needs.

  • Provide a framework for best cost solution for projects at the core offices.

  • Planning Support.

  • Provide plans and guidance on CPG related issues to support team priorities and ongoing activities and ensure alignment with East territory objectives. Coordinate and communicate CPG objectives to external teams.

  • Work with counterparts to define and implement common engineering design standards (methodologies) for core offices.

  • Ensure compliance and consistent planning strategies are applied across all core offices.

  • Develop/update Territory plans and guidelines, as assigned, to address CPG issues within prescribed deadlines and provide updates to team upon completion.

  • AC utility and AC/DC equipment power systems.

  • AC utility One-Line Review.

  • Secondary power distribution study.

  • Design project review and guidance to A&E firms.

  • Conduct core office visits to monitor field construction progress and provide guidance to ensure proper CPG compliance and capacities are achieved. Modify long-term plans, as needed, based upon project observations.

  • Lead all territory power planning efforts for assigned market to drive all A&E design and support the construction efforts.

What we're looking for...

You're an expert construction leader, organized, detail oriented, and efficient at construction design, bidding and implementation. You've got excellent negotiation skills, and can work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, even in challenging situations. You're driven to resolve problems and overcome technical hurdles, and you approach every situation with a can-do, team-player attitude.

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Six or more years of experience in construction or A&E design.

  • Experience in Engineering and Network Assurance standards.

  • Mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering construction principles.

  • Telecommunications facilities design and construction plans.

  • AC Utility Power, Electrical switch gear, DC equipment power distribution, AC equipment power distribution, cooling, generators, and aisle containment.

  • National Electrical Code requirements and other regulatory guidelines.

  • Willingness to travel up to 50%.

  • A valid Driver's license.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering, Construction Science, or relevant technical degree.

  • DC Power :GE Lineage(ABB), Emerson, Marconi, Lorain.

  • AC Switchgear: Vertiv, ASCO, Square D, Cutler Hammer, Russ Electric, ABB.

  • Working knowledge of Data Networks and failure domain impacts.

  • Knowledge of Verizon network standards.

  • Strong Vendor management and project management skills with experience managing complex cross functional technical projects. A self-starter with the ability to work in a fast paced work environment managing multiple projects with a record of delivering results within prescribed timelines.

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.

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.


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