NetworkX Specialist - Engineer

NetworkX Specialist - Engineer

Bedford, NS

VistaCare Communications is a leading technology solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking an Outside Plant (OSP) Engineer with a specialization in NetworkX to join our operations in a permanent, full-time position based out of our head office in Bedford, NS.

The Outside Plant (OSP) Engineer works to support the design and construction (both aerial and underground) of telecommunication networks.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in NetworkX to post fibre designs.
  • Train and support other team members working in NetworkX.
  • Develop internal training programs for NetworkX.
  • Develop, define and produce optimum fibre designs for proposed telecommunications networks;
  • Format layout and design of the telecommunication network elements in accordance with the network design criteria;
  • Create underground and aerial 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: 
  • NetworkX experience with building and posting networks
  • Ability to explain and teach others in different ways to ensure everyone understands
  • 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;
  • Working knowledge of CAD software;
  • 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: 
  • 3-10 years experience in NetworkX
  • 0-3 years experience in Outside plant Fibre networks
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license and reasonable driver abstract;
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check;
  • Occasional travel may 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)