WindStream Communications Engineer I-OSP in Lexington, Kentucky

OSP (Outside Plant) is responsible for designing and developing moderately complex Outside Plant equipment installation, modifications, and upgrades and/or construction activities. The candidate will be responsible for tasks associated with special circuit orders and will support both business and residential customers utilizing copper cable, fiber cable, and electronic pair gain facilities. This position will work on problems of complex scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors and will work closely with OSP Field Engineering on orders requiring construction to support the ordered product. Must have at least two years of telecom industry work experience or Engineering degree (EE, Civil, preferred).

Responsibilities:



Design line setup and staking specifications, and cable and line extensions

Assist in the planning, analysis, and recommendations in support of new construction of outside plant network structures and facilities, including digital loop carrier systems and technology

Organize complex activities for the development, implementation, and maintenance of OSP engineering projects

Utilize a wide range of experience, sound engineering practices, and company objectives to resolve issues in creative and effective ways

Perform engineering design evaluations including cost-effective utilization of materials

Perform administrative work relating to projects and assignments

Promote a positive change in the company's business strategy through achievement of customer and internal specific objectives and technological innovation of practical and profitable nature

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

Communicate with city, county and state permitting agencies

Assess situations, seek multiple perspectives, gather additional information if necessary, identify key issues, to solve complex problems

Conduct 30% of work in the field and 70% in the office on average; varies per market

Minimum Requirements:

College degree in Engineering or a related field and 0-2 years professional level experience; or 4 years professional level related Engineering/Technical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Engineering/Technical experience required.

Primary Location: *US-Kentucky-Lexington

Job Category: Engineering

Requisition ID: 18003496

Other Locations: US-North Carolina-Charlotte

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.