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Design Specialist I

Reference ID: TEC10339-17

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Edmonton, AB
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Full Time
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Information Technology

Ready to create new opportunities in unchartered territory?

Join our team!

The Technology & Strategy Planning and Engineering team is a hub of highly effective individuals who are intrinsically motivated to build, provision and deliver leading edge technologies to the communities we live in. The team engineers, designs and delivers fibre to all of Alberta and BC.

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 - just to name a few.

Here's the impact you'll make and what we'll accomplish together!

Help us change the landscape of high speed internet in Canada.

By bringing fiber to large areas of Alberta, you will be doing industry leading work that directly impacts our customers, communities, and the future of technology. Work in a fast paced environment, on visible projects doing innovative work and 'leave your footprint' in the community you live and work.

Here's how...
    •Design technical specifications for outside plant networks •Prepare estimates for customer requests and billing •Ensure adequate capacity of outside plant copper and fibre network is maintained •Ensure schedules and deadlines are monitored and adjusted appropriately •Maintain quality standards for the engineering designs •Cultivates internal relationships with project manager, planners, engineering manager, and engineering technicians to ensure smooth workflow and strategic alignment with priorities •Be a subject matter expert regarding engineering process, detailed system use, corporate and regulatory policy regarding TELUS infrastructure provisioning •Running and analyze workload reports and identify gaps in workload vs internal workforce •Assign and coordinate engineering resources within the design team to complete work •Ensure processes are in place for quality assurance, cost control and invoice processing for external engineering labour •Provide interface with the resource management team to assist with maintaining a consistent workload vs workforce interlock for field teams •Attend pre-APP2 meetings to gather requirements and provide commitments for engineering planned work activity •Prepare and plan financial management of capital allocated to Network Plans •Lead and/or participate in the development and preparation of financial analysis, studies, reports, and associated presentation material •Provide technical consultation for Access Infrastructure Design, Access Construction personnel and other stakeholders •Work closely with the other Network Planning groups, Business Sales and Marketing, Capacity Management, Project Management, and Service Evolution to carry out assignments requiring specialized network knowledge and awareness of potential cost, operational and service impacts and tariff implications


You're the missing piece of the puzzle...
    •Working knowledge of municipal and civil policies and procedures •Knowledge of accepted engineering standards and practices to provision the network •Knowledge of outside plant analog and digital technologies •Knowledge of fiber optic infrastructure •Expert level knowledge of engineering processes and regulatory policies in use •Detailed engineering knowledge of a suite of design systems and tools including SAP, CET, MicroStation, Image (GIS), AutoCad (experience in drafting design tools) •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 •Working knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) •Must be willing to work in locations that preclude your ability to return home every day, on an as required basis •Must follow safe work practices and abide by all safety rules and regulations

    •3+ years of relevant telecommunications experience •University degree or education equivalent •Professional Engineer with APEGGA (currently or on-track) is an asset

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.

Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

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: January 19, 2018
Closes:February 11, 2018