Junior Designer (Student and New Grad)

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Job ID: R12113
Job Status: Full-Time



Job Summary:

You're a Designer responsible for detailed design of OSP elements (aerial and/or underground) and fiber designs of telecommunication networks. You'll be an integral part of the engineering team and will design networks using a variety of tools, ensuring constructability issues are incorporated into the network designs.

Join our Design & Engineering Team in Western Canada, including remote work locations. Apply today! 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Perform layout and design of fiber optic and copper outside plant networks
  • Support projects such as FTTH deployments, road moves, relocations, hardened structure build, wireless deployments, fiber-to-the-suite, greenfield residential and commercial developments
  • Manage day-to-day growth and sustainment of existing telecommunications networks (road relocations, infrastructure adds/moves/changes).
  • Experience in aerial and underground telecommunications design and construction practices
  • Work under supervision of a senior designer to complete complex projects.
  • Perform quality control and field checks of construction and inspections
  • Reading and interpreting outside plant records (data, maps, fiber network designs)
  • Maintain knowledge of current OSP design principles and industry standards, and perform in compliance with updated Safety Codes, Electric Codes, customer practices and procedures
  • Conduct site walk for data collection of all surface features and underground utility data necessary to support the preparation of the construction drawings that are complete and suitable for construction
  • Perform system design, create BOM and provide construction quotes for requested projects
  • Collaborating with team members from other divisions to overcome project challenges and issues
  • Following company standards and procedures related to Health & Safety while performing assigned job duties
  • Ensuring schedule deadlines are adhered to and project deliverables are maintained


  • 0-2 years' experience working within telecommunications OSP fiber design, copper design or RF plant design is an asset
  • Graduate from a technical college program preferably in civil, electrical/telecommunications, GIS or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of GPON, Copper and Fibre distribution standards and architectures.
  • Organized and self-motivated with strong attention to detail
  • Strong MS Office skills, experience with AutoCAD, ESRI/ArcGIS, Spatial Net would be an asset
  • Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate with multiple project stakeholders and interpret their needs
  • Working knowledge of construction or telecom documents, drawings, specifications and current construction practices and methodology
  • Willingness to contribute actively in team discussions, sharing experiences and ideas
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check and pre-employment requirements

Work Conditions

  • Travelling and working on site as required

Additional Information:

Date Posted
Oct 27, 2022

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