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Transport & Capacity Eng I

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for executing project plans for engineering management resources as well as bandwidth transport and capacity management of network needs and forecasting. Administers company policy and provides efficient operation in the areas of planning, project development, implementation, and manages inventory for leased capacity, and numerous internal corporate customers for transport and capacity.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITIONActively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
Prioritizes and coordinates solutions for circuit orders and capacity requirements for the divisions, and internal corporate customers for transport and capacity

Interacts with network engineers and engineering staff to develop the required plans for effective networking management to ensure projects are controlled and completed on time and within budget

Creates Engineering diagrams of solutions

Works with engineering staff at the Corporate and Divisional levels to design and implement plans for interconnects with LECs and other carriers

Provides project management and network planning support in close coordination with access providers

Develops and maintains processes and procedures associated with Transport and Circuit management functions

Develops and produces reports clearly indicating benchmarks, critical paths, resource loads, schedule slack and required plan adjustments

Identifies project slips and provides suggested corrective courses to recover schedule slippage

Coordinates bandwidth-needs and forecasting for all aspects of networking

Provides project and vendor coordination of access providers

Provides billing coordination, verification, and support to network key holders and corporate accounting

Provides contract negotiation and project management support to the Corporate Contracts Manager

Reviews and submits reports and other data as required by leadership and conducts a continuing
evaluation of task force results

Ensures compliance with established processes, procedures and policiesPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills/ Abilities and KnowledgeBasic knowledge of circuit ordering for bandwidth requirements (e.g., Fractional T1, T1, DS3, OCX)Basic knowledge of SONET ring functionality, testing, and activationBasic ability to work well with all levels of organization, varied disciplines and degrees of technical business experience and external access providersBasic ability to analyze interpret and trend data projecting future connectivity needs based upon growth projectionsBasic ability to analyze connectivity requirements using the LERG (Local Exchange Routing Guide) or other tool setsBasic ability to handle multiple projects and tasksBasic ability to interpret engineering drawings (e.g., fiber maps, etc.)Basic ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressureBasic ability to manage multiple projects to meet target dates for implementationBasic ability to prioritize and organize effectivelyBasic ability to show judgment and initiative and to accomplish job duties and goalsBasic ability to work independentlyBasic ability in use of personal computer and software applications (i.e. office applications, project scheduling programs and mapping software, etc)EducationBS/BA in Engineering or related field or equivalent work experienceRelated Work Experience
1 to 3 years of relevant transport experience in Telecommunications or related industry
1 to 2 years program development and project planning experienceWORKING CONDITIONS
Office Environment