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WindStream Communications Construction Manager II-OSP in Forsyth, Illinois

Construction Manager II-OSP - ( 23000242 )


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.

Qualifications - External

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 Services II, LLC 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.


Minimum Requirements: College degree in Engineering or a related field and 2-4 years professional level experience; or 6 years professional level related Engineering/Technical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Engineering/Technical experience required. This is a safety sensitive position.

Primary Location : US-Illinois-Forsyth

Other Locations : US-Illinois

Work Locations :

Forsyth IL 102 E Shafer St

102 E Shafer St

Forsyth 62535

Job Category : Engineering

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, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. 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.

Req ID: 23000242

Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.