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Date:  May 26, 2023

Kenora, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  OSP Designer - Treaty 3

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


What is the Opportunity? 

Faster.Smarter.Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects. Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for an OSP Designer to help us get there! 


Reporting to the Manager, Field and Design Services, the OSP Designer will be responsible for all facets of designing for our existing and perspective Utility Telecommunication clients. 


This is a mobile project that requires working in some remote areas within the Treaty 3 territory and Northwestern Ontario (ex. Thunder Bay, Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances, Sioux Lookout, Greenstone, Red Lake, Marathon, and Atikokan) in order to perform on-site work.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Design fiber routes and lay-out counts including Feeder and FTTH Distribution.
  • Pole line designs; familiar with ESA 22/04 regulations.
  • Research and define local jurisdictional regulations, coordinate the permit application process, and ensure that design conforms to specifications.
  • Work within defined QA/QC review process to ensure accuracy of final drawings.
  • Oversee projects from the beginning design phase until completion.
  • Act as the point of contact for all homeowners (on behalf of the client), project team members and civil and/or splicing teams.
  • Coordinate between CAD Techs, project team members, and external partners.
  • Conduct field surveys (aerial and underground) 
  • Complete pole line analysis (Spidacalc, QuickPole)
  • Attend customer meetings and perform site surveys or walk-outs as necessary to comply with customer requirements.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • 1-2 years of fiber optic design experience is required.
  • Proficient in CAD and software applications used to create engineering designs.
  • Understanding of customer database systems (i.e.. NetX, ipairs, etc.) is an asset
  • Familiarity with using survey data is considered an asset.
  • Post-secondary degree in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering Technology, Geographic Information Systems or equivalent is an asset.
  • Proficient with the use of computers and software, including MS Office (Word, Visio, Excel).
  • Ability to liaise with customers and clients to resolve any challenges.
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Self-motivated, ability to learn new skills and adapt.


Grand Council Treaty 3 candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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