Outside Plant Engineering Technologist
Primary responsibilities include conducting the engineering, permitting, and records management processes related to outside plant (OSP) construction. Role includes but is not limited to; the detailed design of all underground, aerial, and in-building elements of the fibre-optic networks of our telecommunications customers, with emphasis on exceeding their quality requirements in a timely manner. As a fast-growing EPC contractor, Quanta Telecom Canada will also require the successful candidate to perform field walk-offs, surveying, project management, client management, materials ordering, and other tasks that involve travel as well as strong verbal and written communications skills.
- Layout and design of telecommunication network elements in accordance with network design criteria specific to individual carriers, deployment technologies, jurisdictions or structure owners.
- Performing right of way and route assessments to confirm route corridors are acceptable for telecom infrastructure construction. Determining the most efficient placement method (i.e. aerial overlash, new strand placement, open trench, directional bore, plough, etc.) based on materials and crew costs, soil conditions, structure health, traffic safety, and other relevant considerations.
- Conducting route or site walk downs to assess and map all surface features, utility pole information (strand and cable inventory, 3rd party space, anchoring, and make-ready estimating) and collecting underground utility data necessary to prepare construction drawings and to ensure completion and suitability for submittal to local jurisdictions to obtain construction permits.
- Performing field surveys and obtaining and accurately interpreting underground utility records to combine with engineering field notes in sufficient clarity and detail in order to facilitate conversion to CADD programs.
- Defining the outside plant requirements for proposed projects, creating scopes of work, and bills of materials. Assisting with the development of schedules and budgets, obtaining competitive bids for all contracted work and material procurement and the requisition process.
- Obtaining and documenting permit requirements for all right-of-way owners or agencies, applying for all permits and structure access licenses, and verifying compliance to all permit requirements both in the engineering and construction of the project.
- Maintains communications with construction forces and makes recommendations for changes in running line or construction methodologist due to field conditions, construction access by crews, or congestion of utilities, while still meeting all project and permit requirements.
- Owns the data lifecycle for infrastructure projects; from design through construction, to as-builts and ultimately into the client asset inventory database, GIS and/or FMS.
- Uses company accounting techniques, tracking and submitting accruals for work performed at any phase of construction, and provides written correspondence to the team, the contractor, and to government agencies as required.
- Takes field measurements of work as constructed to update construction drawings to as built drawings, updates network metrics reporting, finalizes all permits and completes project closeout documentation.
- Determines and executes correct procedures for OSP fiber optic cable splicing, termination, testing, and documentation.
- Reviews and validates existing network documentation for accuracy, updating as necessary to bring up to company's standards.
- Troubleshoots and assists in the restoration of damaged facilities, and coordinates internal and external resources and materials.
- Trains and develops additional technologists.
The successful candidate will have 3 or more years’ experience as an OSP Engineering Technologist in the telecommunications industry. 3 or more years’ experience with CADD is required, MicroStation experience is preferred. A valid Drivers’ license required.
Candidate should have good working knowledge of OSP placement methods, including plant placement in multiple scenarios such as FTTH, FTTB, and long haul. Also, candidate must have experience in civil and aerial field engineering or construction. Ideal candidate should be familiar with work prints, permit requirements, and OSP materials. Experience determining alignment of cable and duct is required and candidate should be able to determine right of way and be able to create field notes that call for plant to be placed in the most efficient, cost effective manner. Candidate should understand basic clearance and separation rules for aerial construction and be able to create make ready notes when conditions require it. Ideal candidate should be a team player with the ability to coach and work with others.
The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Working knowledge, experience, and proficiency with CAD systems, and Microsoft applications.
- Excellent project management and time management skills across multiple projects simultaneously meeting budget and timeline targets.
- Able to maintain positive interaction between all governing authorities as well as customers both internal and external.
- Ability to multitask and stay organized under pressure, and do so with minimal supervision.
- Ability to pay close attention to detail and make good sound decisions based on information given.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
QTC offers a competitive benefits program for all its employees, including a company matched RRSP.