Construction Manager II-OSP in Hiawatha, IA at Windstream

Date Posted: 12/2/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID:22006221

About the Role:

  • The OSP Construction Manager has overall responsibility for the coordination of design, permitting, material acquisition, construction and tie-in of outside plant construction projects and programs as assigned by the company.

  • The work includes conceptual development of projects and programs, route development, cost estimating, project planning, project scheduling, mapping, communications with city, county and state permitting agencies, working with private property owners such as individuals and railroad companies to secure easements and licenses, working with telephone companies and private building owners to secure building entrance approval and installation of building entrances, development of construction bid documents, bid analysis and recommendation of contractors, contract negotiations, city, state and county permit applications, pole attachment applications, pole line make ready review, expediting, monitoring of contractor progress, contractor quality inspection and timely turnover of assigned projects, and budget management of project or program.

What You’ll Do:

  • The OSP Construction Manager 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 Manager will make recommendations to management regarding ways to get the project back on track to meet cost, quality and schedule goals if it becomes apparent that any of those goals are not being met.

  • Projects may range from short laterals and building entrances to complex metropolitan rings or cross-country builds.

    • Review and evaluate potential routes to determine least cost and quickest to market solutions.

    • The OSP Construction Manager will summarize potential solutions and make logical recommendations to management.

  • Coordinate with OSP Planning to prepare preliminary cost estimates and route proposals including descriptions of the proposed project and a map showing the preliminary route that is the basis for the estimate.

  • Identification of pole ownership for proposed routes

  • Identification of right of way and permitting requirements for proposed routes.

  • Knowledge of Design and engineering of final approved projects including final route recommendation, field engineering and pole loading (these functions are performed by others however the OSP Construction Manager  is responsible for ensuring that the work is started and completed on time and is sufficient to obtain the required permit approvals.

  • Identify and arrange to obtain pole attachment agreements and structure access agreement as need to facilitate cable placement and submit for and obtain pole attachment permits and structure access permits.

  • Identify permit requirements for city, county and state construction permits and submit for and arrange to obtain permits as needed to facilitate cable installation.

  • 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.

  • Arrange to perform preventative maintenance testing utilizing OTDR test equipment, analyze results and coordinate repairs as needed.

  • Work with company assigned attorneys to obtain required agreements, permits and other authorizations as required to allow cable installation

  • Monitor FEA vs budgets for project or program

  • Monitor Variances to authorized FEAs

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


About US:

Windstream Holdings, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S.

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.

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.