Engineer II-OSP in Sugar Land, TX at Windstream

Date Posted: 9/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    8306 U.S. 90 Alternate
    Sugar Land, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    2 to 4 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job ID:19002988

Engineer II - OSP- This position combines the role of Construction manager and Engineer I

The Engineer II - OSP has overall responsibility for the 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 Engineer II   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. 


•    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

•   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

•    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

•   Analyze OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) test results and coordinate repairs as needed

•   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
  • Utilize a high level of communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships
  • 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

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: 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.