System Planner

Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Richmond Hill, ON, CA, L4C 3S5

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuel us, and moments define us.

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

Rogers is seeking a System Planner (Outside Plant Engineering) to work with our Construction, Unified Fiber and Hub Implementation team, to ensure that Rogers forced relocation projects are completed within demanding deadlines.  Reporting to the OPE Manager, based out of Simcoe, York and Durham offices, you will be responsible for CATV design/mapping and the coordination of Major Cable and Structure Relocation projects, such as but not limited to transit systems, road relocations, etc. and ensuring the integrity of the Rogers wireline network is maintained.  You will demonstrate a "Customer Comes First" approach, from project creation to completion.

What you will be doing:

  • Delivering Cable and Structure Relocation project functions from Rogers project setup to project close out, along with supporting the Rogers OPE and UFP departments in other related projects.
  • Start all required communication with internal or external customer to determine the project scope, create a new project in RPATS and update all necessary fields.
  • Schedule and perform a preliminary field survey to verify the Scope of Work required and also to select an optimal route for permits and design considering proper locations for new Rogers’s plant.
  • Request quotes from the OPE prime contractor for permit, design, Construction drawings, etc in order to prepare and submit the P.O. request form
  • Detailed review of RF Designs / Powering, Permits, for conformance to Rogers specifications and viability of construction.
  • Submit the splice diagrams request form and provide all information required (permits, const. drawings, etc.) to the internal Rogers fibre team.
  • Create a Bill of Materials with all material & labour and detailed design which captures the most cost effective routes & technology.
  • Create a Liaise with local utilities, municipalities and private property owners in order to ensure the timely completion of projects.
  • Ensure the project's accuracy before issuing plans to the Construction Department and update construction information in order to provide up-to-date system maps.
  • Coordinate a project, which involves cost estimates, reports and updating other departments on project status and flow of information between the groups, which minimizes negative subscriber and municipal issues.
  • Work closely with the delivery manager to report on progress, highlight and mitigate any risk
  • Review weekly or bi-weekly milestone RPATS reports and attend scheduled project review meetings with the Manager or Team Manager and Third Parties, such as but not limited to Metrolinx, municipalities, and other stakeholders.
  • Present a progress report based on the milestone report.
  • Review Asbuilt package for completeness and accuracy prior to Asbuilt input. (RF Designs / Powering, permits - ROI / NOC, Splice Assignments, SAM, etc)
  • Work with other departments as required to resolve escalations. SYD escalations, Office of the President requests, Maintenance request, etc.
  • Ensure compliance to financial commitments and work toward an expected completion date

What you have:

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in one of the following is preferred: Electronics Technology, Data Communication or Civil Technology, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Minimum 5 years in the telecommunications field.
  • Clearly demonstrated ability to conceive, analyze, manage and implement small to medium -scale fibre and coax network relocations and upgrades.
  • Specialized knowledge of Fibre network technology, architecture, planning, construction, operation and equipment such as Fibre Optic Cables, Outside Plant Hardware, and Fibre test & measurement sets.
  • Knowledge of CSA standards, MCR and utility standards, ESA 2204
  • Demonstrated skills in AutoCAD, SpatialNet, RPATS and software-based spreadsheets and databases would be an asset.
  • General knowledge of Digital TV, IP, NSS networks.
  • Strong analytical ability in translating capacity capabilities to meet stated service/product requirements.
  • Proven track record of optimizing capacity to meet the business and economical requirements.
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a safe driving record.
  • Formal Project Management training would be an asset.
  • Familiarity with transit systems operations would be an asset.
  • Demonstrate behaviors which support the key success factors: Customer Focus, Teamwork, Communication and Innovation.
  • Strong organizational skills while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication skills and good interpersonal skills are required.
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 244 Newkirk Road (162), Richmond Hill, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Engineering
Requisition ID: 215767
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Posting Notes:  Information Technology & Engineering 

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