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Date:  Nov 17, 2022

Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, CA Prince George, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  OSP Field Technician

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. We simply do it better. Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we're looking for an OSP Field Technician to help us get there!


As part of Aecon’s in house engineering team (Aecon Utility Engineering), the OSP Field Technician will play an important role in gathering field data to ensure that proposed designs are accurate based on field verification.


What You'll Do Here: 

  • Retrieve physical records from customer records or by other database collection systems Complete all necessary field work/data as required to ensure compliance with all CSA/ESA and TELUS TOPPS guidelines (i.e. Aerial/Buried and UG structures)
  • Ensure existing records are accurate based on what exists in the field
  • Open service boxes/vaults, when possible, following safety standards and protocols
  • Take pole measurements for Pole Line Analysis
  • Proof conduit ducts as required
  • Review the proposed design and ensure it would be feasible based on the field pickups
  • Ability to identify safety issues, third party roadblocks, possible trespass situations in the field
  • Effective communication with the customer and the developer to ensure their responsibilities are relayed accurately
  • Ensure that the customer and developer are in an alignment with the proposed design
  • Identify and communicate potential risks associated with a design that could impact the build
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging
  • Perform other duties as required


What You Bring to the Team: 

  • Post secondary education in a technical discipline (civil, mechanical etc.)
  • Utility design background, telecommunications experience considered an asset
  • Safety conscious attitude
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work independently while also having excellent communication with the broader team
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity
  • Comfortable working outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Valid drivers license and willing to travel


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


If you require accommodation during any step of the application process please click here.