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Engineer II-OSP Planning

Company Name:
WindStream communications
Do you have what it takes to join our winning team? Because we''re looking for top-notch employees at WIN. WIN is the term we like to use because it captures our spirit, our brand, and our passionate business approach (it''s also our stock ticker symbol). WIN also encompasses our work family - the real winners - who embody this philosophy. Windstream is the FORTUNE 500 provider of choice for data, voice, network and cloud solutions including disaster recovery, managed services, networking, VoIP and more. Windstream also delivers broadband, digital phone and high-definition TV services to residential customers, primarily in rural areas. Windstream has more than $6 billion in annual revenues and is listed on the S&P; 500 index. Windstream. Smart Solutions. Personalized service.
General Summary:
Individual contributor role supporting Outside Plant planning activities. Assists in creating and administering capital budget plans supporting the outside plant function. 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.
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.
Minimum Requirements:
Basic understanding of telecommunications industry; basic knowledge of 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, GComms, MIROR, ASAP and other systems as necessary to proficiently fulfill the requirements of the position.
Educational Assistance
Tuition Reimbursement
Career Development/Professional Certifications
Paid Time Off
Vacation
Holidays
Health Insurance
Medical and Dental Insurance Options
Prescription Drug Plan and Vision Coverage
Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts
Retirement Plans
401(k) Plan With Employer Match
Experience the benefits of a growing company
For all that you put into your job, you deserve the best in return. From a friendly, team-based environment to progressive salaries and health plans, our benefits work hard for you. See for yourself.
Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.

There is no relocation package offered for this position.

We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities to grow your career within an excellent working environment.
WINDSTREAM IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Open Date: 05/20/2014
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Job Title: Engineer II-OSP Planning
Requisition: 294004
Category: Engineering
Additional Locations: Oklahoma , Nebraska , Arkansas , Texas

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