Field Surveyor - Engineering (Shawville, QC)

Field Surveyor - Engineering (Shawville, QC)

Shawville, QC

VistaCare Communications is a leading technology solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking an Outside Plant (OSP) Designer - Field Surveyor to join our operations in a permanent, full-time position based out of Shawville, QC.   The Outside Plant (OSP) Engineer works to support the design and construction (both aerial and underground) of telecommunication networks.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Survey pole and structure information using a combination of mobile phone, GIS, and Camera while coordinating with a crew member;
  • Format layout and design of the telecommunication network elements in accordance with the network design criteria;
  • Create underground conduit plans, being careful to incorporate safety measures into all aspects of designs and subsequent posting to client’s systems;
  • Collect data from route or site visits of any surface features and underground utility data necessary to support preparation of construction drawings where required;
  • Analyze and design various project requests directly from customer request stage to the build and / or modify outside plant infrastructure for both commercial and residential locations;
  • Perform right-of-way and route assessments to confirm the route corridor is acceptable and cost-effective;
  • Read and interpret fibre network design drawings, and outside plant records (data, maps);
  • Collaborate with other divisional teams to overcome project challenges and provide optimal solutions.
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Detailed knowledge of some of the following programs:
    • QGIS
    • SPIDA Calc
    • Quick Pole
    • PLS-CADD
    • Auto-CAD
    • Microstation 
  • Great computer skills and ability to learn new software with ease
  • Eye for detail identifying potential hazards in field work
  • Detail-oriented with good organizational and time-management skills;
  • Must be able to prioritize as needed, in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Capability to accommodate the different telecommunications standards established for each client;
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and drawings;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • General understanding of construction documents, drawings, and specifications;
  • Knowledge of current construction practices is considered an asset;
  • Highly analytical and proven problem-solving abilities.
Experience Required: 
  • 0 – 3 years experience in Telecommunications or Fibre to the Home design


  • 0 – 3 years experience in GIS field survey work.
  • This is a junior position
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license and reasonable driver abstract;
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check;
  • Travel will be required to conduct site visits and field detailing, where project dictates.
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and skill level
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)