Utility Project Coordinator in Milledgeville, Georgia at Windstream

Date Posted: 6/17/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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

  • As Kinetic, Windstream offers bundled services, including premium broadband, security solutions, voice, and digital TV to consumers through an enhanced fiber network.
  • Windstream Enterprise is a leading managed services provider providing strategic communications and security products to mid-size businesses and enterprise clients.
  • Windstream Wholesale provides high-capacity, high-performance networking solutions and services to other telecom carriers, data centers, content providers and enterprises.

The Windstream team provides innovative software and network solutions to connect people and empower business in a world of infinite possibilities!


About the Role:

This position will perform assignments of varied responsibility, scope, and complexity. Developing relationships with government agencies and individuals across Windstream’s territory that approve permits for City, County, State, and Federal entities will be an essential function of this position. It will also be a central point of escalation for these permitting agencies.

Manages, coordinates, and negotiates with senior level internal attorneys, high profile outside counsel, and the executive level of staff and political representatives for municipal governments management personnel, to include executive levels. Includes document research of company rights and negotiation of reimbursement agreements with private companies, Local/State/Federal agencies, and other providers associated with facility relocation.

Support for Structure Access requests/permits regarding Windstream’s application and lease of available space upon poles or within underground conduit of an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) or power company including on site audits for pole attachment counts and clearance issues.

Resource for utility relocation agreements relating to the relocation of outside plant facilities. This includes research of underlying rights as well as negotiation of reimbursement agreement.

What You'll Do:

Right-of-Way Management

Develop and maintain relationships with agencies and individuals responsible for approving permits for OSP facility placement. Coordinate environmental, land, and archeological surveys required for permit approvals. Negotiate reimbursement agreements with private companies, government agencies, and other providers for facility relocations.

Pole Attachment and Structure Access

Support and coordinate pole attachment audits, clearance issue reports, and structure access requests with incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), power companies, and other agencies Negotiate and manage agreements for leasing available space on poles or within underground conduits.

Railroad Crossings, and Easements

Support and coordinate rail crossing agreements for OSP installation projects Support and coordinate easement agreements for OSP installation projects Manage existing agreements, including renewals, term enforcement, and payment authorization. Establish relationships with government entities to secure permits for OSP facility placement.

General Responsibilities

Collaborate with legal, engineering, and risk management teams to execute and manage contracts. Be Kinetics representative to permitting entities, governmental and legislative bodies within the assigned area. This will include representing Windstream at governmental meetings (town councils, planning and zoning, etc.), including after normal working hours. Travel up to 50% of the time within the assigned area of responsibility, with occasional overnight stays.

Do You Have:

Telecommunications industry experience 5+ years of relevant experience 2+ years in Telecom fiber installation Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to summarize and present detailed information to technical and non-technical audiences, both individually and in a group setting. Strong project and time management skills with execution focus to drive results through performance. Proven ability to plan and organize workloads and work within multiple deadlines. Familiarity with utility construction permit application process at the municipal (city/county) level, as well as other regulatory agencies such as DOT, railroads, state land departments, and forest services. Familiarity with structure access request process allowed under the Telecom Act whereby a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) applies to lease available space upon poles or within underground conduit of an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) or power company. Experience negotiating for easements on private property, including easement document preparation, professional survey review, and land value assessment and negotiation. Experience with telecom outside plant construction, including terminology and techniques, facility locates, pole attachments, engineering plans, facility relocation, and directional drilling. Familiarity with utility facility relocation reimbursement agreement processes and strong negotiation skills Ability to compare competitor agreements, note variations and negotiate for equitable treatment in agreements. College degree and 5-7 years professional level experience with 2-3 years supervisory experience; or 9+ years professional level related experience with 2-3 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level relatedexperience required.

Physical Tasks- Standing Occasionally: 0-33% | Walking Occasionally: 0-33% |Sitting Continuously: 67-100%

Driving: Car: Frequently: 34-66% | Climbing: Occasionally: 0-33% |Bending: Occasionally: 0-33% | Crouching: Occasionally: 0-33% | Pushing – Pulling: Occasionally: 0-33% | Carrying: Occasionally: 0-33% | Reaching Above Head: Occasionally: 0-33%

Lowering >1-15 lbs: Occasionally: 0-33% | >15-30 lbs: Occasionally: 0-33% | >30 lbs: Occasionally: 0-33%

Repetitive Hand Action: >Medium Dexterity: Continuously: 67-100% | >Fine Manipulating: Frequently: 34-66% |Operate Foot Control: Frequently: 34-66%

Audio Visual Needs - Hearing: Continuously: 67-100%| Near Vision: Continuously: 67-100%| Far Vision: Occasionally: 0-33% |Peripheral Vision: Occasionally: 0-33%| Depth Perception: Occasionally: 0-33% | Color Discrimination: Continuously: 67-100%

Equipment Used in Job Performance/Working Environment: Computer, Printer, Fax, Telephone, Basic Office Supplies, Copier, Vehicle

Exposures to: Cold: Occasionally: 0-33% | Heat: Occasionally: 0-33% | Dampness: Occasionally: 0-33% | Heights: Occasionally: 0-33% | Vibration: Occasionally: 0-33% | Skin Irritants: Occasionally: 0-33% | Lung Irritants: Dust: Occasionally: 0-33% | Fumes/Gases: Occasionally: 0-33%

Types of Driver’s License Required: Driver’s License

Text Windstream to 97211




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
  • https://windstreambenefits.com

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
  • AAPI - Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Group

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.

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