Construction Inspector II- OSP in Lincoln, NE at Windstream

Date Posted: 11/7/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID:23002799

About the Role: 

The OSP Construction Inspector has overall responsibility for the coordination between engineering, permitting, material acquisition, and construction of outside plant construction projects. 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 meet with county, state, and federal agencies to ensure permits are being executed and closed properly and timely.   

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.

•         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

•         Complete and secure city, state, and county permit applications

•         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 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 collaborating 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 Management experience. 

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

•         Experience managing Contractors.

Our Benefits:

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


Windstream DEI&B Statement:

Connecting people in a world of infinite possibilities. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and the inclusive, equitable culture we are building fosters belonging and empowers each one of us to create amazing customer experiences.  

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.

Job Requirements


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.

  • 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.