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Design Specialist / Engineer I (Outside Plant Engineering)

Reference ID: TEC09907-16
Information Technology
Full Time
Burnaby, BC     

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Position Overview:

The Design Specialist / Engineer will work as an integral member of the Lower Mainland Engineering (Access Design) team. This team is responsible for a number of key items such as managing TELUS physical infrastructure, maintaining effective relationships with the Development Community and municipalities, as well as securing the necessary government agency approvals for projects to name a few.


Outside Plant Engineering Design:
    •Design technical specifications for outside plant networks
    •Map new processes as technologies and network topologies change (document and store them on the team website)
    •Roll out new process and training team members
    •Review Outside Plant Design jobs for quality/reliability
    •Build costing tables for team members to use for customer estimates and billing
    •Ensure adequate capacity of outside plant copper and fibre network is maintained
    •Ensure schedules and deadlines are monitored and adjusted appropriately (running reports in SAP to assist with workload management)
    •Lead meetings with key-stakeholders to ensure success outcomes on a project by project, job by job basis
    •Act as a prime interface between TELUS and our contract design teams to ensure key date metrics are met
    •Write detailed Statements of Work to external contractors (defines work activities and deliverables)
    •Sign off on Contractor quotes whether to proceed or seek more bids
    •Write technical reports as required

    •Liaise with internal and external customers to determine needs and negotiate issues to resolution
    •Liaise with developers and municipal officials to provide communication infrastructure solutions
    •Liaise with Power Companies, Gas Companies and attend regularly scheduled meetings to cover Joint Use technical specifications used for design and construction
    •Respond to and/or resolve customer complaints


Required Knowledge:
    •Experience in drafting design tools
    •Knowledge of accepted engineering standards and practices to provision the network
    •Detailed engineering knowledge of a suite of design systems and tools including SAP, CET, AutoCad, SpatialNet
    •Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Required Skills & Abilities:
    •Demonstrated ability to produce designs based on sound engineering economic analysis and following guidelines established by network standards
    •Demonstrated ability in planning and organizing to meet scheduled deadlines
    •Strong verbal and written communications skills
    •Ability to effectively interact with external customers
    •Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaboratively with other departments
    •Negotiating skills
    •Conflict management experience/skills
    •Must be willing to work in locations that preclude your ability to return home every day, on an as required basis

Required Professional Designation/Certification:
    •Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
    •Minimum of 3+ years of relevant experience

Required Experience:
    •Working knowledge of municipal and civil policies and procedures
    •Knowledge of outside plant analog and digital technologies
    •Knowledge of engineering processes and regulatory policies in use
    •Familiarity with project management methodologies
Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

The TELUS team is as diverse as the society we live in and the customers we serve. We're also passionate about creating success for our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our team. And we do so by living the TELUS values and delivering on our Customers First commitments.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

Posted: October 20, 2016
Closes:November 26, 2016
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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.3 billion of annual revenue and 13.9 million customer connections, including 8.4 million wireless ...