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Stream 7: Telecommunications Services

T.1 Radio Frequency (RF) Systems Specialist

Experience Levels

  • Level 1: < 5 years of experience
  • Level 2: 5- < 10 years of experience
  • Level 3: 10+ years of experience

Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF system and sub-system interface documentation;
  • Recommend LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF system level solutions for discrepancies, deficiencies, and changes to equipment and specifications;
  • Liaise with LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF sub-system technical groups to ensure system integrity, performance, reliability, and maintainability;
  • Provide LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF system integration, analysis, and evaluation services;
  • Prepare the planning and procurement support documentation, including technical data specifications, plans and drawings, standards, and SOWs for miscellaneous interface and facility ancillary items;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations relating to LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF system components and associated documentation;
  • Conduct design, technical, and management reviews to monitor, advise, and report on progress and potential problems;
  • Conduct LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF system integration testing and evaluation;
  • Analyze LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF system deficiencies and recommends cost effective solutions;
  • Review and report upon suitability of industry documentation; and
  • Conduct technical definition studies and options analysis.

T.2 Satellite Communication Specialist

Experience Levels

  • Level 1: < 5 years of experience
  • Level 2: 5- < 10 years of experience
  • Level 3: 10+ years of experience

Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare operational satellite communications deficiency and requirements documentation;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on satellite communications interface documentation;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendation on satellite communications engineering details, including plans, specifications, and related data, to assess their adequacy and suitability;
  • Recommend satellite communications level solutions based on an analysis of discrepancies, deficiencies and changes to equipment and specifications;
  • Liaise with engineering groups to ensure satellite communications integrity, performance, reliability, and maintainability;
  • Provide satellite communications integration and analysis services;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations relating to satellite communications, and associated documentation;
  • Conduct design, technical, and management reviews to monitor, advise, and report on progress and potential problems;
  • Conduct satellite communications integration testing and evaluation;
  • Manage test and evaluation plans and presents the results;
  • Analyze satellite communications deficiencies and recommends effective solutions;
  • Review, analyze and provide recommendations on the suitability of industry documentation;
  • Develop test plans for prototypes and full tests; and
  • Conduct technical definition studies and options analyses.

T.3 Telecommunication Cable Plant Designer

Experience Levels

  • Level 1: < 5 years of experience
  • Level 2: 5- < 10 years of experience
  • Level 3: 10+ years of experience

Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Complete the planning, technical design, and engineering required for the construction, installation, and maintenance of internal and external telecommunications supporting infrastructure in accordance with applicable codes and standards;
  • Confirm rights-of-way and easements;
  • Use surveying equipment to complete topographical surveys of cable routes;
  • Ensure that the elevations of cable plant underground supporting infrastructures are correct;
  • Ensure that the environmental impact studies and recommendations have been carried out before recommending that the project proceed;
  • Prepare a statement of requirements (SOR) identifying the construction engineering work to be completed for the project;
  • Complete the technical design and engineering required to determine the transmission design, cable routing, and protection devices that are needed for internal and external coaxial, copper and fibre optic telecom and data cable networks;
  • Prepare technical installation drawings, sketches, specifications, and installation directive(s) required for the project;
  • Investigate and reports upon all on-site utilities, including power, water, gas, sewer, storm drains, etc., to ensure sufficient clearance is available for the proposed cable routes;
  • Review, interpret, and complete technical assessments and designs;
  • Prepare technical designs and specifications;
  • Determine and prepare a list of the materials needed to complete the project;
  • Develop Technical Installation Directive, technical drawings, and other supporting documentation for review and distribution to the installing agent and to other associated agencies;
  • Review and monitor project implementation plans while the project is in progress, and recommends appropriate changes in courses of action to the technical authority;
  • Complete technical reviews of telecommunication requests;
  • Conduct requirements analysis with end-users to recommend and determine their information technology requirements, including the hardware and connectivity needs;
  • Perform technical acceptance testing as well as technical and quality assurance inspections on telecommunications cable network projects;
  • Analyze and interpret test results and takes or recommend necessary corrective actions;
  • Provide updates and briefings to the technical authority and on-site personnel on the development and status of the project; and
  • Conduct technical briefings for construction and installation staff, consultants, and contractors.

T.4 Telecommunication Technician

Experience Levels

  • Level 1: < 5 years of experience
  • Level 2: 5- < 10 years of experience
  • Level 3: 10+ years of experience

Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on telecommunication system and sub-system interface documentation, including radio, microwave, satellite, network, and telecom;
  • Recommend telecommunication system level solutions to address discrepancies, deficiencies and changes to equipment and specifications;
  • Liaise with telecommunication sub-system technical to ensure system integrity, performance, reliability, and maintainability;
  • Support the preparation, planning and development of procurement documentation, such as technical data specifications, plans and drawings, standards, and SOWs, for miscellaneous interface and facility ancillary items;
  • Conduct design, technical and management reviews to monitor and advise on progress and potential problems;
  • Conduct telecommunication system integration testing and evaluation;
  • Analyze telecommunication system deficiencies and recommends appropriate solutions;
  • Review, analyzes, and provides recommendations on the suitability of industry documentation;
  • Develop test plans for prototypes and full system tests; and
  • Conduct technical definition studies and options analyses.

T.5 Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Technologist

Experience Levels

  • Level 1: < 5 years of experience
  • Level 2: 5- < 10 years of experience
  • Level 3: 10+ years of experience

Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on PBX system and sub-system interface documentation;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendation for solutions for PBX system level for discrepancies, deficiencies and changes to equipment and specifications;
  • Liaise with PBX sub-system technical groups to ensure system integrity, performance, reliability, and maintainability;
  • Conduct PBX system integration, testing, analysis and evaluation services;
  • Prepare documentation related to PBX, including technical data specifications, plans and drawings, standards, and SOWs, for miscellaneous interface and facility ancillary items;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations relating to PBX system components and associated documentation;
  • Contribute to the design, technical, and management reviews to monitor, advise, and report on progress and potential problems related to PBX;
  • Analyze PBX system deficiencies and recommends cost effective solutions;
  • Review and report upon the suitability of industry documentation on PBX Systems; and
  • Conduct technical definition studies and options analysis related to PBX.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate network monitoring and performance tools/reports. Determine and advise on required corrective action(s) for system performance and availability enhancements;
  • Review and analyze PBX traffic studies and network management data, and provide timely recommendations;
  • Analyze and identify, from a technology perspective, new service requirements for connectivity or feature enhancement.

T.6 Telecommunication System Specialist

Experience Levels

  • Level 1: < 5 years of experience
  • Level 2: 5- < 10 years of experience
  • Level 3: 10+ years of experience

Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on telecommunication system and sub-system interface documentation, including radio, microwave, satellite, network, and telecom;
  • Recommend telecommunication system level solutions for discrepancies, deficiencies and changes to equipment and specifications;
  • Liaise with telecommunication sub-system technical groups to ensure system integrity, performance, reliability, and maintainability;
  • Analyze and integrate telecommunication systems;
  • Prepare planning and procurement support documentation, such as technical data specifications, plans and drawings, standards, and SOWs, for miscellaneous interface and facility ancillary items;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations relating to telecommunication system components and associated documentation;
  • Participate in design, technical, and management reviews to monitor, advise, and report on progress and potential problems;
  • Conduct telecommunication system integration testing and evaluation;
  • Analyze telecommunication system deficiencies and recommends cost effective solutions;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on the suitability of industry documentation;
  • Conduct technical definition studies and options analyzes; and
  • Design, manage and maintain telecommunication systems.

T.7 Antenna Structure Engineer

Experience Levels

  • Level 1: < 5 years of experience
  • Level 2: 5- < 10 years of experience
  • Level 3: 10+ years of experience

All Levels: 

  • Must have a minimum of a university undergraduate degree in Engineering from a Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) accredited engineering program (Copy of certificate to be provided with the Bidder's proposal). Or;
  • Alternatively, should the candidate's degree be from a non-CCPE accredited engineering program, their engineering education credentials must be deemed 'substantially equivalent' by the CCPE via an application to the Engineering International - Education Assessment Program, (EI-EAP), (Copy of the official CCPE judgment to be included).
  • Must be a licensed as a Professional Engineer by the recognized Provincial Licensing Authority in the province or territory of work.

Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Perform professional certifications, such as, "stamps" drawings, under the Professional Engineers Act of the Province of Ontario, or under a similarly appropriate act in the applicable jurisdiction;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on system and sub-system interface documentation;
  • Review and evaluate engineering details, including plans, specifications, and related data, to assess their adequacy and suitability;
  • Recommend system level solutions for discrepancies, deficiencies and changes to equipment and specifications;
  • Liaise with sub-system engineering groups to ensure system integrity, performance, reliability, and maintainability;
  • Provide system integration, analysis and evaluation services;
  • Prepare planning and procurement support documentation, such as technical data specifications, plans and drawings, standards, and SOWs, for miscellaneous interface and facility ancillary items;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations relating to system components and associated documentation;
  • Participate in design, technical, and management reviews to monitor, advise, and report on progress and potential problems;
  • Conduct system integration testing and evaluation;
  • Manage test and evaluation plans and presents the results;
  • Analyze system deficiencies and recommends cost effective solutions;
  • Examine the relevance of the documentation produced by the contractor and update;
  • Develop test plans for prototypes and full system tests;
  • Conducts engineering and technical definition studies and options analyzes;
  • Design and test prototype electronics assemblies, including the integration and customization of available IT hardware and software packages;
  • Perform antenna towers engineering;
  • Perform Radio Communications (LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF) engineering;
  • Perform microwave systems engineering.

T.8 Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Experience Levels

  • Level 1: < 5 years of experience
  • Level 2: 5- < 10 years of experience
  • Level 3: 10+ years of experience

All Levels:

  • Must have a minimum of a university undergraduate degree in Engineering from a Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) accredited engineering program (Copy of certificate to be provided with the Bidder's proposal). Or;
  • Alternatively, should the candidate's degree be from a non-CCPE accredited engineering program, their engineering education credentials must be deemed 'substantially equivalent' by the CCPE via an application to the Engineering International - Education Assessment Program, (EI-EAP), (Copy of the official CCPE judgment to be included).
  • Must be a licensed as a Professional Engineer by the recognized Provincial Licensing Authority in the province or territory of work.

Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Perform professional certifications, such as certifying frequency engineering briefs, under the Professional Engineers Act of the Province of Ontario, or under a similarly appropriate act in the applicable jurisdiction;
  • Review and comment upon system and sub-system interface documentation;
  • Review and evaluate engineering details, including plans, specifications and related data, to assess their adequacy and suitability;
  • Recommend system level solutions for discrepancies, deficiencies and changes to equipment and specifications;
  • Liaise with sub-system engineering groups to ensure system integrity, performance, reliability, and maintainability;
  • Provide system integration, analysis, and evaluation services;
  • Prepare planning and procurement support documentation, such as technical data specifications, plans and drawings, standards, and SOWs, for miscellaneous interface and facility ancillary items;
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations relating to system components and associated documentation;
  • Participate in design, technical and management reviews or meetings in order to monitor and advise on progress and potential problems;
  • Conduct system integration testing and evaluation;
  • Manage test and evaluation plans and presents the results;
  • Analyze system deficiencies and recommends cost effective solutions;
  • Review and reports upon suitability of contractor produced documentation;
  • Develop test plans for prototypes and full system tests;
  • Conduct engineering and technical definition studies and options analyses;
  • Design and test prototype electronics assemblies, including integration and customization of available IT hardware and software packages;
  • Conduct radio communications (LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF) engineering;
  • Conduct digital and computer systems engineering, voice and data network engineering; and microwave systems engineering.

T.9 Lineman Technician

Experience Levels

  • Level 1: < 5 years of experience
  • Level 2: 5- < 10 years of experience
  • Level 3: 10+ years of experience

Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • The resource must conduct scheduled preventive maintenance and necessary corrective actions on internal and external cable plants to include all aerial, buried, antenna support structures and underground systems and associated hardware;
  • Conduct scheduled preventive maintenance on all telecommunication rooms (TRs) and main telecommunication rooms (MTRs) to include inside cable, equipment racks/trays, metallic bonding and grounding, labeling, fire stopping and cable records;
  • Conduct as directed by the Line Section Manager emergency/priority repair capabilities for all installed copper/fibre/support structures;
  • Operate DND Line construction vehicles (up to a 5-ton with a derrick boom) and equipment to erect poles and install pole line hardware and cables;
  • Perform installation and repair capability to external cable plants to include antennae support systems;
  • Perform installation and repair capability to internal cable plants to include Data Voice Outlet (DVO) installation/removal, alarm circuits, CATV, and fibre patches;
  • Maintain accurate copper and fibre electronic cable records database utilizing Microsoft office products;
  • Perform Lineman Technician-related tasks incidental to the work described herein