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OSP Telecommunications Design Tech

Job Title: 

OSP Telecommunications Design Tech


Calgary, Alberta

Reports to:

Manager, Design

Job Posting#


Application Deadline:

October 27, 2017

Primary Engineering and Construction Corporation (Primary) is a growth-oriented industry leader providing professional electrical engineering and construction services and specializing in emerging marketplaces in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

We offer design and design/build services for all types of electric utility distribution infrastructure to a wide variety of clients including electric utility companies, developers, builders, commercial and industrial businesses, oil companies, government, and private contractors.  We pride ourselves on the backbone of our organization as a team of dedicated veterans with a combined 175+ years of experience in utility distribution design, maintenance, and construction.  Our devotion to excellence has attracted some of the best young professional minds to our company.

We have an opening for an OSP Telecommunications Design Tech in our Calgary Office. You will be responsible for creating detailed designs for Telecommunications – fiber optic network designs (including copper and coaxial cables) for both aerial and underground projects:

  • MDU (Multi Dwelling Units), both internal building and off-site designs
  • URD (Underground Residential Developments)
  • Commercial Developments
  • Manhole and Duct Bank System
  • Fiber Node Designs
  • Project Coordination
  • Civil Infrastructure relocations or modification

Your daily work:

  • Prepare preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications to customer requirements of outside plan network facilities.
  • Perform field audits of utility poles identifying service providers and cable types (e.g., CATV, COAX cable, Fiber cable, copper cable,), hardware, span lengths and attachment heights.
  • Prepare construction plans, material requirements, and cost estimates for Outside Plant (OSP) infrastructure and network facilities associated with aerial and underground projects.
  • Review Telecommunication designs of others for quality/reliability.
  • Interpret and apply Telecommunication standards while preparing high quality designs and drawings.
  • Create design details in software such as AutoCad, SpatialNet, Microstation and Bluebeam.
  • Accountability and management of concurrent project budgets and schedules for successful delivery “on-time” and “on-budget” while maintaining a high degree of quality.
  • Lead meetings with key-stakeholders to ensure success outcomes on a project by project, job by job basis.
  • Design coordination with clients, municipal authorities, utilities & various project stakeholders.
  • Preparation and submission of design packages.
  • Preparation and submission of project approvals, including customer, municipal permits, crossing or proximity agreements, Alberta Transportation and joint use approvals.
  • Proactively consult and develop solutions for clients to suit their business needs.
  • Clearly communicate with clients and project stakeholders to identify project risks and expectations.
  • Occasional off-site meetings, site visits and field inspections in the Calgary area.
  • Review as-built and record drawings to ensure compliance with original design.
  • Analyze and produce financial variance reports upon completion.
  • Peer mentoring and training with other design team members.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Potential to work off-site at customer site locations in the Calgary area

You must have:

 Be well- versed in Outside Plant Telecom Design (overhead and civil including manhole & duct bank)

  • Experience working in the telecommunication utility or related environment, with experience in design, drafting and cost estimating of telecommunication outside plant projects.
  • Degree or diploma in a CAD or telecommunication technologist related course with 5 – 8 years experience in civil, coaxial, copper and fiber optics design.
  • Exceptional knowledge in Autocad and Microstation drafting is a must.
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to develop business relationships conducted in a professional manner.
  • A passion for your work and a drive for excellence.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to lead a team.
  • Ability to effectively interact with external customers, strong organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaboratively with other departments.
  • Maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s license

 A few qualifications that would help you succeed:

  • Knowledge of SpatialNet drafting is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Telus and or Shaw telecommunication design and drafting standards and practices.
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of municipal policies and procedures.
  • Experience in Telecommunication Outside Plant construction would be an asset.

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to make a difference in the industry, please send your resume in confidence to

We thank all candidates for their application however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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