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Engineer I-OSP Planning in Lexington, KY at Windstream

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID:18004443

Individual contributor role supporting Outside Plant planning activities. 

Assists in creating and administering capital budget plans supporting the outside plant function. 

Provide design and cost of overall serving area as well as special customer applications

Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data.

Responsible for providing the planning and analysis in support of construction of outside plant network structures and facilities including Route Plan and Serving 

Area designs that will ensure the transitioning of the network to future broadband services. 

Use available route planning tools and mapping systems in design of both Fiber to the Premise (Fttp) and copper distributed access systems.

Assists Marketing and Sales by providing feasibility pricing of network additions required to support sales requests. 

Coordinate with Access (DLC and Transport), Transport and Switching as necessary to integrate facility interfaces and with Operations to coordinate resolution of network deficiencies as they are identified by peer teams or customer complaints.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Basic understanding of telecommunications industry; basic knowledge of one or more outside plant disciplines and vendor equipment. Basic knowledge of accepted engineering practices. Knowledge of OSP design principles including carrier engineering, cable loop layout, digital loop carrier design, inter-office connectivity, and fiber electronics design. Computer software knowledge to include Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, CAD and Custom Planning Tools and Databases. Good analytical skills; the ability to prioritize projects; good oral and written communication skills; and good interpersonal skills.

Education and Experience: 

College degree and 2-4 years related experience or 6 + years equivalent related Engineering/Technical experience or a combination of education and related Engineering/Technical experience required.

Desired Qualifications:

Computer Systems knowledge to include CAD/E, MIROR, ASAP, DCRIS, CAMS, and CBS

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.