Consultant-Dark Fiber

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Telecommunication/Wireless/Cable

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The Consultant Dark Fiber is a member of the Network Development team which is responsible for the management and expansion of Windstream s dark fiber and related conduit / infrastructure assets. They will manage and maintain Windstream s IRU s and leases working as a part of a team reviewing contract terms and network requirements along with various Windstream departments. They will be tasked with a variety of projects that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Contract analysis, negotiation and preparation in support of the execution of new dark fiber agreements for income related contracts.
  • Lead lease / IRU renewal evaluation efforts coordinating with peer groups for network / customer need and/or consolidation.
  • Source dark fiber from providers for network expansion and dedicated customer builds negotiating price and terms as well as conducting contract analysis, negotiation and execution.
  • Track cost savings efforts for renewals and terminations.
  • Create Purchase Orders in connection with new IRU s and leases.
  • Update / cleanse various databases and systems in connection with new, terminated and/or missing agreements.
  • Work with billing verification teams to confirm invoicing.
  • Support OSP construction teams for implementation of dark fiber sales.
  • Maintain standard contract templates.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:
  • College degree in Engineering or a related fieldand 4 years professional level experience; or 8 years professional levelexperience.
  • General understanding of optical transportnetworks and how they re constructed.
  • Strong contract / lease interpretation andnegotiation experience.
  • Strong Excel and/or database management skills.
  • Familiarity with mapping and billing systems.

Job Category: Engineering

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.

Associated topics: electronics, engineer, opnet, osp, radio, soc, system engineer, technical, test engineer, wireless

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