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WindStream Communications Construction Inspector II- OSP in Rockwell City, Iowa

Construction Inspector II- OSP - ( 24000387 )


About the Role:

The OSP Construction Inspector has overall responsibility for the coordination of design, permitting, material acquisition, construction and tie-in of outside plant construction projects and programs. The employee will monitor all aspects of the project and expedite or escalate as appropriate to achieve the cost, quality, and schedule goals for the project. The OSP Construction Inspector will make recommendations to management regarding ways to get the project back on track to meet cost, quality, and schedule goals.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage the post-sale end to end service delivery process of our SMB Fiber to the premise customer orders including coordination with all resources required to ensure customer’s service is activated efficiently and in a timely manner.

  • Manage complex circuit installations via SMB Fiber to the premise delivery, working closely with internal departments while building strong relationships to ensure continuity of workflow and attainment of customer committed due dates and departmental goals.

  • 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.

  • Recommend contractors and contract negotiations.

  • Develop construction bid documents and bid analysis.

  • 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.

Do you have?

  • Aptitude to learn quickly and adjust rapidly to developing business needs

  • Excellent organizational, detail oriented, time management and multi-tasking skills

  • Strong and effective technical communication skills, both verbally and written

  • Ability to analyze problems and priorities and make decisions

  • Ability to provide recommendations for process improvements

  • Ability to be assertive and escalate with various internal departments and external teams as needed to maintain proper workflow for customer orders

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to contribute equally as an individual contributor or in a team environment

  • Experience working directly with customers and possess the ability to speak with customers in a professional and empathetic manner

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Word, and Outlook

Even Better:

  • CAD/E, Microstation, AutoCad or other similar design programs

  • Previous Outside Plant Construction Manager experience

  • Experience with working with city, county and/or State agencies

  • Management of Contractor experience.

Our Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans

  • Identify Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance

  • 401K Plan

  • Health & Flexible Savings Account

  • Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans

  • Educational Assistance Plan


Windstream CIB Statement

Connecting people in a world of infinite possibilities. Windstream cultivates a workplace culture where innovation and belonging are the cornerstones of our success. We are dedicated to empowering every member of our team to contribute their unique talents and perspectives, fostering an environment where creativity and innovation flourish. Together, we strive to build a more welcoming and connected future, both within our organization and in the broader community we serve.

Our Employee Resource Groups:

  • WinVets – Veteran Employee Resource Group

  • WOW – Women Employee Resource Group

  • WINPRIDE – LGBTQ Employee Resource Group

  • WBPN – Black Professional Resource Group

  • WARG – Ability Resource Group

  • LaFamilia –Hispanic Resource Group

About Us:

Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment, and security services through an enhanced fiber network to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states.


Actual base pay for this job will depend on the candidate's primary work location and other factors, such as relevant skills and experience.


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-Iowa-Rockwell City

Other Locations : US-Iowa-Creston

Work Locations :

Rockwell City IA 910 Tonawanda

910 Tonawanda St

Rockwell City 50579-1801

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: 24000387

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.