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Planning Engineer II (OSP Field Planning) - Monroe, LA or Huntsville, AL

Company: CenturyLink
Location: Monroe
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Job Description:

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

Responsible for evaluating and planning optimal network capacity utilization and design requirements. Ensures efficient and timely deployment or removal of equipment, meeting customer demand through analyzing current network designs, port/route consumption trends, new technologies and future opportunities for augmentation. Assimilates various internal and external customer requirements, creates new network capacity solutions, assembles the required equipment augment costs and budgets and participates in the overall network augment approval and trigger process.

Undertakes specific network simplification and network enablement projects. Responsible for identifying/communicating process and procedural gaps, as well as driving closure on problematic orders. Works under periodic supervision. Performs basic tasks and some projects of moderate complexity. Relies on established guidelines and or detailed direction. Work will familiarize employee with programs and practices of the company.

Job Description

Applies knowledge of the telecommunications industry, specifically related to the transport/IP layer and equipment supporting transport/IP applications (SONET, DWDM, IP, etc.) for the deployment of all telecommunication related capacity and equipment.
Documents detailed technical methodology for installation of network equipment of moderate complexity, including written directions, graphical equipment layouts, and equipment topology.
Ensures all capacity constraints are identified such that all due dates are met, and potential issues identified with proposed solutions.
Understands current network configuration and technology to ensure capacity and efficiency of the planned designs.
Assists in requirements, development, implementation and use of reporting procedures and methodologies to analyze network utilization and predicts growth trends under periodic supervision.
Prepares status/progress reports and updates management on projects.
May participate in development of reports under general supervision. May participate in cross functional teams to better understand the architecture and operations of the network with periodic supervision.
May assist with the evaluation of new products to enable new service introduction, cost savings, and /or performance utilization.


Bachelor's Degree or 3-4 years of relevant job experience.

Relevant job experience is described as:
Job experience in similar industry
Job experience with similar essential duties
Experience working in a corporate environment.
Ability to work well with team members and the ability to take direction/requests from multiple sources.
Proficient with windows-based applications.
Ability to thrive and accept changing priorities and deadlines
Ability to proactively manage issues and drive resolution without receiving direction from peers/management.
Need to have knowledge of the processes and systems that are used on a daily basis within the team.
Knowledge/Experience with in-house systems is a plus (TNE, OpenCI, Remedy, Granite and other CNI Environments, etc).
Familiarity and pre-existing relationships with NOC, Field and Change Management organizations.


Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Alabama-Huntsville; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition #: 213267

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, "protected statuses"). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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