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Consultant-Dark Fiber at Windstream

Consultant-Dark Fiber

Windstream Work From Home Full Time
Job ID:21004295

“Windstream is considered an essential business and we are HIRING NOW. As our company responds to COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, partners and communities is our top priority.”

The Consultant-Dark Fiber will support Windstream network asset sales (IRU, leasing, swaps, etc.), providing essentially sales engineering for identified asset (dark fiber, conduit, etc.) sales.  Primary tasks will involve conducting asset investigations and interacting/communicating across involved Windstream organizations.


  • Demonstrable understanding of basic telecom network construction methods/specifications
  • Underground vs. aerial (types of placement; direct buried, in conduit, distribution, power zone, OPGW, etc.)
  • Fiber types
  • ROWs
  • Demonstrable experience with network assets sales/sales engineering
  • Understands asset sale sales process
  • Understands basic contract issues (IRUs, leases, etc.)
  • Understands basics of associated services (maintenance, colocation, etc.)
  • Successful track record in
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Developing/understanding pricing


  • Conduct Stage 1 fiber availability investigation
  • Review/investigate opportunity 
  • Fiber availability confirmation either with/through Fiber Engineering or via access to Fiber Engineering data base(s)
  • Contractual issues investigated/understood
  • Fiber/route “fitness” for sale
  • Investigate/Identify OSP costs
  • Prepare (w/sales) proper documentation for WIN internal approvals
  • Coordinate internal approvals
  • Communicate/negotiate (w/sales) business terms and conditions
  • Manage risk management for WIN
  • Understand Uniti implications
  • Manage/facilitate document production process/timeline
  • Identify with Contract Manager proper document form or existing agreement to use
  • Prepare exhibits (maps, route details, colocation requirements, etc.)

Desired Qualifications/Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent related experience
  • Knowledge of telecommunication practices for implementing sales processes
  • Knowledge of telecommunication asset transaction contracts
  • Experience leading telecommunications projects (Fiber to the Tower, Broadband development and expansion, network system deployment and augmentation)
  • 3-5 years of network development, network asset transaction project 
  • 3 years Project Analyst or 2 years as Project Manager

Minimum Requirements: 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 related experience required.


EEO Statement: 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.  398665

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