Planning Engineer

at Lumen in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About Lumen

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications – quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up – committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.

Lumen’s commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We’ve made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we’re the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.

We’re looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

The Role

Responsible for Implementing optimal network capacity utilizing latest design requirements. Ensures efficient and timely deployment of Infrastructure projects, meeting customer demand through analyzing current network designs, new technologies and future opportunities for augmentation. Assimilation of 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 Infrastructure projects. Is considered a subject matter expect and acts as technical lead and mentor.

This position’s primary responsibility is working in conjunction with multiple groups to implement/engineer/initiate critical/critical system engineering plans (i.e. Facility construction/Expansion, AC/Utility power, AC surge suppression, generator/transfer switches, UPS systems, HVAC, building construction, DC power, grounding/lightning, final floor and space planning and records/capacity).

The Critical System Planner will interact and work closely with key internal and external groups along with vendors to create, establish, and enforce project plans for the installation of services with effective governance and communications.


This position is fully remote work from home within the US.

The Main Responsibilities

+ Develops project plans, tasks, and timelines with great vision and clarity while performing risk assessment, contingency planning, and resource management to ensure services are consistently delivered correctly and cost effectively on a timely manner.

+ Facilitates project tasks through daily communication and weekly team meetings; managing vendors in ordering, shipping, and receiving of all hardware and equipment; coordinate with Field Operations in space and power requirements while following through with the deployment and installations of network elements and infrastructure systems.

+ Communicates project plan and status with high clarity, visibility, and frequency while capturing and measuring metrics and monitoring performance against the project tasks and dependencies. Provide weekly updates on meeting minutes and project plans to senior level management and key strategic stake holders.

+ Develops, documents, and communicates network deployments that promote the health, scalability, and flawless operation of our network and the protection of our customers, employees, assets, and revenues.

+ Drives the ongoing support of our existing networking with external/internal resources to ensure a positive working relationship, complete accountability, and integrity of the working teams.

+ Initiates work identifying current or potential problems in the network and defines appropriate solutions. Functions as technical expert, may supervise work of resources on assigned projects.

+ Demonstrates detailed understanding of current network configuration and technology to ensure capacity and efficiency of the planned designs. Provides assistance for the development of tools to monitor, manage, and report on the network.

+ Leads the development of plans to augment, optimize, and reconfigure the network as growth dictates.

+ Defines the need for and documents extremely complex detailed technical methodology for installation of infrastructure equipment of moderate complexity, including written directions, graphical equipment layouts, and equipment topology.

What We Look For in a Candidate

Required Qualifications:

+ 5+ years professional experience or Bachelor’s Degree in Field of Study Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or Construction Management

+ Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

+ Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.

+ Strong data/economic analysis skills

+ Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

+ Detail oriented with an intense focus on quality

+ Exceptional organizational, prioritization, and communications skills

+ Strong computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Excel

+ Required to travel

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Master’s degree in related field and 2+ years of related experience

+ Experience in an engineering role that included a substantial business/financial focus

+ Experience and skills using SQL


The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee’s primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual’s qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$63980 – $85300 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.

$67340 – $89780 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.

$70710 – $94270 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.

$74070 – $98760 in these states: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and WA.

As with the pay range variety that’s based on the region of a country, specific offers are deter,omed by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.

What to Expect Next

Based on your job application information you may be given the opportunity to complete a video interview immediately after applying. This will include a set of questions for you to record a response to in addition to Game Challenges. Completion of this video interview is a requirement in order to be considered for our open position. Now not a good time? No worries, we will also send you an email with a link to complete the video interview. We strongly recommend that you complete this within 5 days of your application date.

Requisition #: 333326

Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page ( . Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Equal Employment Opportunities

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, gender expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recrui

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Job Posting: JC259931161

Posted On: May 16, 2024

Updated On: May 30, 2024

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