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Senior Technical Specialist: Fiber Network Planning and Engineering

Date: Mar 16, 2019

Location: Rexdale, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc


Vacancy Number: 28441
Number of positions: 1
Town/City: Rexdale, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: TELECOM
Department: NETWORK ENG (10001686)
Job type: Regular
Duration of Assignment: Ongoing


General Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Manager of Network Engineering, provide expertise for design and implementation of Outside Plant systems, including fibre-optic cabling systems, wireless systems, and HVAC. Initiate planning and design of Hydro One Telecom’s fibre-optic cabling network by developing business cases, design requirements, and negotiating and develop necessary underlying agreements.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Plan, organize, prioritize, schedule, and track project deliverables to timeline, scope and cost; provide instruction as required. Check work of others to ensure quality and accuracy.
  • Implement outside plant construction through effective management of deliverables in support of capital projects and/or customer orders.
  • Leverage procurement process to coordinate the activities of vendors; Work with vendors regarding product/service delivery; Maintain effective working relationships with service providers.
  • Initiate, develop and maintain standard specifications, policies and procedures for telecommunication facilities and equipment.
  • Be accountable for performance of acceptance tests of telecom facilities as required.
  • Develop and prepare designs, estimate specifications and instructions for commercial telecommunication facilities.
  • Where appropriate, provide technical support to the Operations teams to troubleshoot and diagnose advanced issues in the field. Develop alternatives, assess and make recommendation for improved performance and future design.
  • Evaluate and maintain current knowledge of emerging telecommunication technologies and commercial services to ascertain suitability for use in the delivery of telecom services
  • Work with other Network Engineering disciplines, where applicable to deliver telecommunication solutions.
  • Define telecommunication projects to fulfill architectural roadmap.
  • Assist in the planning of work programs, development and tracking of the budget.  Analyze costs, labour and material items and provide explanations with respect to variances.
  • Provide technical expertise in support of contract development with service providers
  • Initiate, negotiate, develop, and track development of new agreements with respect to outside plant, including collocation, joint-use, and municipal access agreements.
  • Interface with other units to address any potential customer concerns or issues.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Selection Criteria/Essential Competencies:

  • Experience with construction projects
  • Experience with design/implementation of Fibre optical systems (i.e. fibre-optic cabling, splices, cross-connects, trenching/conduit/lashing)
  • Experience with design/implementation of Power Plant and/or HVAC Systems
  • Experience and demonstrated expertise in telecom including: fibre-optics, cable protection, wireless systems, wide-area networks.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary engineering groups
  • Experience in a customer-facing and/or commercial environment
  • systems
  • Understanding of project management processes,
  • Experience with design/implementation of wireless radio systems an asset
  • High-level understanding of telecom networks (OSI layers 0/1/2/3) an asset
  • Eligibility to hold Professional Engineering license an asset
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired through the completion of 4 years of University training (Grade XII plus 5 years)
  • A period of over 8 years and up to and including 10 years is considered necessary to gain this experience


If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!


Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch.  Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know.  Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.  


Deadline: March 28, 2019



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