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OSP Fiber Planner-XP003

Halifax, NS
Fiber Planner, OSP

The Fibre Planner, Fibre Design and Construction, will be responsible for the planning and initial design
of new fibre optic and FTTP networks as well as providing oversight to design-build partners. The
position entails creating comprehensive preliminary packages allowing for the detailed costing, project
scheduling, and ultimately final engineering, construction and acceptance testing of these networks.
The Fibre Construction team will employ a model whereby internal, or third party, fibre optic network
designs are contracted out to external construction teams to build and test. Success will require close
collaboration with the Core and Aggregation Network Engineering teams to ensure comprehensive
network specifications are developed and that new fibre networks are delivered on-time and on-budget.
Close collaboration will also be required with the IP Operations and Field Operations teams to ensure a
smooth go-live transition of new infrastructure.
This position reports to the Deployment Manager, Fibre, with various locations required in Manitoba,
Ontario, Quebec, and within Atlantic Region.

Key responsibilities include:

 Contribute as part of a cross functional engineering team to the planning, design and rollout of
new hybrid fibre wireless networks
 Develop project scope based on business case requirements
 Prepare detailed preliminary design package for new fibre deployment opportunities in
accordance with Xplornet Standards
 Identify project dependencies and permit requirements such as access to third party
infrastructure, municipal consent, special crossing or proximity agreements and interfacing with
other telecommunications systems
 Leverage preliminary design packages to support the preparation of budgets, RFPs, detailed bill
of materials and material forecasts
 Complete fibre allocations and create detailed splice packages for both distribution and feeder
networks
 Work closely with Construction Project Managers and design-build contractors through full
project life cycle
 Utilize VETRO fibre management system and fibre planning tools
 Ensure Xplornet Design and Construction Standards have been followed
 Ensure fibre optic test and acceptance test/criteria have been followed
 Work closely with cross functional teams to incorporate additional requirements into fibre
designs
 Conduct Quality Assurance inspections as required
 Ensure adherence to standards for fibre optics network CAD and GIS documentation
(alignments, support structures, splicing) and associated tools and management processes
 Formulate deficiency punch list for contractor remediation and follow to resolution

 Review As-Built drawings
 Review the completed Joint Use Applications, permit applications, and OSP Issued for
Construction (IFC) plans to ensure adherence to project objectives and guidelines
 Ensure that all material placed has been done according to code, local standards and industry
best practices
 Other duties as required

The ideal candidate will possess:

 Engineering Degree (electrical or civil), Technologist Diploma (electrical or civil), Journeyman
Certificate for Communications Electrician, or equivalent experience
 Minimum 3+ years of fibre optics design and construction experience with proven capability in
the design FTTx deployments
 Knowledge of fibre optic network construction techniques, construction equipment and fibre
optic network technologies for use in both outside plant and inside plant applications
 Knowledgeable in FTTx network topologies and the associated advantages and disadvantages –
particularly cost drivers
 Proven ability to collaborate with 3rd party engineering firms
 Attention to detail ensuring accurate construction documentation and written standards are
created for use by network peers
 Demonstrated professional written and verbal English communication
 Excellent computer skills, particularly in the use of Google Earth software, QGIS, CAD software
and Microsoft products including Outlook, Word, Excel and Project
 Proven ability to collaborate and work across functions / teams ensuring successful project
deliveries
 Willingness to travel
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