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Network Planner, Technical Project Manager Senior 51543 in Allen Park, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 51543

Network Planner, Technical Project Manager Position Description:

  • Lead the design, planning and implementation of LAN and WLAN infrastructure projects for North America facilities (Plants, Offices, Warehouses, Product Engr. sites). 
  • Responsibilities include defining project tasks, develop and manage full scale project plans and changes to achieve project objectives, plan and schedule project timelines, track project deliverables using appropriate tools, provide direction and support to project team and coordinate efforts to resolve issues, monitor and report on progress to all stakeholders.
  • Create/submit all project related documentation for both hardware and architectural reviews.
  • Ensure all LAN network infrastructure facets of projects adhere to current company standards.
  • Create all hardware and services bill of materials for projects. 
  • Identify and report risks based on budget or timelines throughout duration of each project and recommend remediation plans as needed.
  • Establish and foster third party vendor, local site IT and our company’s site trades relationships at assigned our  locations.
  • Plan, coordinate, and submit all project related infrastructure change controls. 
  • Interface with customer base on project requirements/timings, providing cost estimates for New Model Programs, Network Refresh projects, and Customer Solution Service requests. 
  • IT Liaison and customer single point of contact providing technical assistance on LAN and WLAN solutions, equipment, services, and standards for all infrastructure related service requests for assigned sites.
  • Work with and provide guidance to IT Site Management, Global Enterprise Network Integrators (GENI), and Day One Service providers for wireless LAN site surveys, installation, and testing. 
  • Actively participate in network collaboration meetings, design reviews, change control forums.
  • Assist (as-needed) Global Network Operations personnel with trouble-shooting and resolving site LAN and WLAN infrastructure issues.

Skills Required:

  • 3+ years experience planning and coordinating large scale LAN and Wireless LAN projects in office, warehouse, and manufacturing environments, managing IT project tasks, schedules, changes, issues and risks.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Cisco IOS, VSS, ACLs, and routing/switching/wireless platforms (4500, 3850.s, 2602/2702/3802 AP.s, 5508/5520 WLAN Ctrls).
  • Experience using Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI).
  • Technical understanding of IP Subnets and DNS/DHCP services.
  • Strong understanding and application of Cisco wireless LAN (AP and WLC) technologies and planning architectures.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Project, and Visio.
  • Excellent requirements gathering skills and the ability to map those requirements into standard solutions.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated professional (self-starter and results oriented).
  • Customer focused and strong team orientation. 
  • Ability to multi-task and work as a member of a team or individually. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Communicate effectively with IT, Business customers, and management on a day-to-day basis.
  • Technical aptitude with ability to learn new networking technologies quickly.

Experience Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of Cisco PRIME Network Management tool. 
  • Knowledgeable of EIA/TIA structured cabling specifications and deployment best practices within a manufacturing environment.
  • Cisco certifications a plus.
  • Familiarity with our supported network technologies, standards, and processes a plus.
  • Will require travel to North America sites (as-needed). 

Education Required:

  • B.S. Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent work experience in the requested field.

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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