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About the Role:

Windstream’s team of OSP Construction Manager’s connects consumer and small business partners to our leading telecommunications products across the United States.

In this role you will work to create meaningful connections with customers and build long-term relationships. By analyzing a variety of data, you will solve complex problems for our business and residential customers utilizing copper, cable, fiber cable and electronics.

What You’ll do:

Conceptual development and budget management of projects and programs (route development, estimate costs, plan projects, schedule projects, and mapping)

Identify pole ownership, right of way and permit requirements for proposed routes

Communicate with city, county and state permitting agencies

Work with private property owners such as individuals and railroad companies to secure easements and licenses

Work with telephone companies and private building owners to secure building entrance approval and installation of building entrances

Develop construction bid documents and bid analysis

Recommend contractors and contract negotiations

Complete and secure city, state and county permit applications

Complete pole attachment applications and pole line make ready review

Monitor contractor progress, contractor quality inspection, and timely turnover of assigned projects

Monitor and ensure SSP (Single Source Provider) on track to meet service level agreements

Summarize potential solutions and make logical recommendations to management

Read and interpret construction documents, i.e.; prints and plans as well as splicing diagrams that are used in the splicing of fiber optics

Review preliminary construction prints from right-of-way authorities and determine potential conflicts; attend utility coordination meetings and construction progress meetings as needed

Perform preventative maintenance testing utilizing OTDR test equipment, analyze results and coordinate repairs as needed.


Do you have?

  • Strong and effective technical communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to be a self-starter, able to work with little guidance
  • Ability to work in a self-directed work group, work easily with others and be a team player
  • Ability to analyze problems and priorities and make decisions
  • A love of solving problems and building solutions
  • A college degree in Engineering or similar discipline and/or 2 years technical experience

Even Better:

  • CAD/E, Microstation, AutoCad or other similar design programs
  • Previous telecommunication engineering experience or courses in engineering
  • Experience working with city, county and/or state agencies
  • Familiar with RUS Units and their usage
  • Experience in working with OSP contracts and contract crews

Our Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Identify Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance
  • 401K Plan
  • Life and AD&D, Spousal Life and Child Life Plans
  • Educational Assistance Plan

About Us:

Windstream Holdings, Inc.is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small business, enterprise organizations along with carrier partners across the United States.

Job Category: Engineering
Locations: US-Pennsylvania-Kittanning |US|Pennsylvania|Waynesburg

EEO Statement:
Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national: origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and veteran status. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.Tracking

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