This position can be located in any of our South Region Engineering offices.
Manage all aspects of complex DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems), Small Cells, and Alternative Coverage Solutions projects throughout the project life cycle - including project scope, resources, quality control, construction, acceptance, and close out. Strong understanding of In-Building Wireless system and Public Venue DAS deployments including DAS OEM gear and Carrier specific OEM equipment. Experience working with elemenT and/or cell site build plan tracking applications. Ability to work closely with stakeholders to define project parameters then translate customer needs into formal requirements using knowledge of the industry and delivery methodology. Develop detailed project schedules, resource plans, and status reports. Ability to effectively manage small to large scale DAS and Small Cell technical projects and report on status throughout the deployment lifecycle. Interface with multiple stakeholders including RF Engineering, Operations, Site Development, Legal, DAS and BTS OEMs, and installation vendors. Review project deliverables for accuracy and apprise management of risks, issues, and recommended mitigation. Ensure timely build-out of DAS and Small Cells projects and post all project closure documentation to archive appropriate records.
At least 18 years of age
Legally authorized to work in the United States
High School Diploma or GED
Pre-employment background screen
3 to 5 years of experience with managing all aspects of technical DAS projects from basic In-Building wireless systems to complex Public Venue DAS environments.
3 to 5 years of experience working on projects in the Wireless industry, specifically small to large Public Venue DAS and Small Cell technologies.
Working knowledge of DAS and Small Cell equipment, deployment methodologies, and integration processes.
3rd Party Operator relations and experience deploying DAS networks in Neutral Host / Multi- Carrier environments.
Experience managing projects remotely and coordinating multiple vendors to build DAS and Small Cell networks.
Ability to coordinate complex projects between technical teams and business stakeholders.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office - MS Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
DRAN / CRAN deployment and configuration experience with multiple OEM vendors.
Strong written and verbal communication / presentation skills including the ability to effectively communicate with all employee and management levels.
Solid understanding of general accounting and costing practices including budgeting, invoicing, purchase orders, and accounts payable.
Ability to effectively negotiate with and manage general contractors and vendors in a fast-paced network deployment environment.
Strong understanding of DAS and O-DAS construction and wireless development processes.
Preferred strong technical / RF Engineering background in Wireless systems including 3G, 4G, & 5G deployments.
In-Building RF Design Engineering and DAS performance optimization experience along with general RF link budget knowledge.
Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications, Business, Engineering, or equivalent Cellular Carrier relate experience and training in lieu of degree.
Advanced Degree in Business, Engineering, or Project Management a plus.
Hands-on DAS and Small Cell deployment experience and training preferred.
License or Certification
DAS and Carrier specific OEM certifications desired.
Enterprise Core Competencies
Requires technical competency with DAS and BDA equipment, Carrier OEM specific equipment and configurations, customer focus, management of highly technical deployments, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building and influencing, and technical vendor management.
Manage technical DAS and Small Cell deployment projects in the South Region.
Facilitate risk management based on identified risks and undertake appropriate mitigation and escalation where required. Examine risks associated with the work and make recommendations to solve deployment issues.
Develop strong working relationships with team members and foster the development of cross-functional teamwork to ensure high quality and timely delivery of DAS and Small Cell construction projects.
Interface effectively with local market deployment teams, RF & Performance Engineering, Field Operations, Property Management, Regulatory, Legal, and external installation vendors where necessary to drive In-Building and Small Cell projects to completion.
Identify and propose alternative solutions to management regarding obstacles, resources, and other deployment issues. Follow appropriate procedure to escalate potential issues to achieve resolution.
Develop and update project schedules/plans with forecasted and actual deliverables and manage any deviations from plan.
Monitor high level project progress, compare to baseline, and ensure progress against schedule.
Conduct project reviews with stakeholders as necessary to perform ongoing assessments on the progress of projects.
Document, obtain approval, and track all changes in project parameters. Review detailed reports and notifications as appropriate and communicate project status to project sponsor(s) and/or management.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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