Fiber Architect

Planview Utility Services

Internal Job Reference: (082) 22135/141


Come work at a rapidly growing engineering firm that is staffed with industry experts, has great benefits and prides itself on developing our people.

Planview Utility Services LTD is an engineering firm that provides engineering design, sub-surface investigation and geographical information related services to telecommunication companies and electric utilities. Our workforce is a mix of Veterans of the industry and youthful enthusiastic technical resources. We have pride in our collegial culture and host multiple regular corporate sponsored social activities. Our embrace of the use of technology plays a large part in our success.

The Position…. We are currently seeking a qualified Fiber Architect. The Fiber Architect is capable of efficient centralized or distributed design to support large scale, net new fiver services. The role requires a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a large cross-disciplinary team.

As a Fiber Architect, you will…

  • Utilize AutoCAD or other customer specified software to post strand mapping data, MDU designs, complete large fibre designs, node segmentations and passive optical network fibre designs;
  • Produce consistent and high quality FTTH/S (Fibre-to-the-home/suite designs) and/or drafts using Spatial Net;
  • Process change orders to ensure that all related work is completed, accurate and all related documentation is acquired and routed properly;
  • Perform quality control checks on field mapping notes and/or map digitizing to ensure all drafting and design specifications have been met;
  • Provide accurate information on strand maps, design maps, BOM’s, and/or digital files to construction or maintenance personnel as required;
  • Can demonstrate how technical components of a passive optical network function and what their purpose is;
  • Works closely with client and internal representatives on large scale and complex projects with upmost care to not impact the integrity of the network at any time;
  • Leads, mentors and coaches’ junior fiber design staff;
  • Drafts and designs new plant extension and as-builts utilizing the client specific software;
  • Updates Fibre Design databases and maintains system maps including base map, cable, fiber routes, addresses;
  • Provides drawings and details in both CAD based platforms and other media to determine and display design criteria;
  • Incorporates field and as-built changes from draft prints to the system database;
  • Communicates with the Permit Department and Coordinators in order to gather and provide accurate information with regards to construction design;
  • Determine method to design the plant changes with minimal impact to the system/customer and minimize related construction cost and ensures quality of design;
  • Works closely with GIS, CAD Staff, Project Coordinators and other internal resources to execute projects within a timely fashion, whilst maintaining budgetary restraints;
  • Other activities as required.

Specificf Requirements of the position….

  • Experience in planning, designing and coordinating large network architecture projects and cutovers;
  • A thirst for knowledge, technology driven and savvy and a strong wiliness to learn through solving complex challenges;
  • Experience with Fiber to the Home, Centralized and Distributed splitting architecture, splicing and other aspects and technology of fiber networks;
  • Minimum of 3+ year working with fiber design or other utility design software such as Fiber Smith, suite of Arc GIS products, Spatial net and other related planning software;
  • College Diploma in a GIS or Engineering based program;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Good analytical skills and good judgment;
  • Excellent spoken & written communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Spatial Net and other GIS / Spatial platforms;
  • Able to operate effectively in a fast-paced and highly energetic environment;
  • Must have excellent supervision skills and self-disciplined;
  • Capable of working under pressure, sense of urgency, self-motivated;
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize responsibilities, team player and adaptable;
  • Experience with outside plant (OSP) design of utilities (i.e., electric, gas, telecom, fiber optics);
  • Working knowledge of Aerial and Underground designs, drawings, and specifications;
  • Knowledge of CSA, ESA, and Regulation 22.04;
  • Past experience within a telecommunication & LDC company or Engineering Consultant.


Planview Utility Services Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Planview Utility Services Ltd will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Automobile allowance
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Profit sharing
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • London, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • ArcGIS: 3 years (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in London, ON

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