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Jacobs Outside Plant Fibre Engineer in Toronto, Ontario

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Jacobs Solutions Inc. has been at the forefront of creating a new generation of wireless communication infrastructure for over 40 years. We specialize in network development – complete telecom life cycle solutions, which has ranked us as the #1 Telecommunications Design Firm 2022 in Engineering News-Record. While the wireless world is ever changing, the demand for innovative technology and long-term support services remains constant. These services include site acquisition, design and construction, to full operations, maintenance, and deconstruction.

Jacobs Solutions Inc. is seeking an Outside Plant (OSP) Fibre Engineer experienced in fibre network designs for the Province of Ontario’s Accelerated High Speed Internet Program.

Job Responsibilities:

The OSP Fibre Engineer will be responsible for capacity provisioning, strategic planning and sizing network additions. Specific duties may include, but not limited to:

Third Party Design Oversight

  • Perform quality audits on designs and review for completeness, accuracy, client standards, and overall presentation.

  • Monitor and evaluate design quality and scheduled delivery as defined by the Project Manager.

  • Evaluate design for "value" engineering improvements.

  • Ensure designs conform to local jurisdiction regulations as required

  • Communicate lessons learned to the Engineering Manager and the project team.


  • Anticipate and plan for capacity requirements in the network

  • Perform short-term and long-term network forecasting

  • Interpret service provider forecast data and utilize in planning/design.

  • Interpret latest service provider architecture and standards as pertains to planning and design

  • Plan for service-on-demand in market areas


  • Layout and design of the telecommunication network elements in accordance with the network design criteria. This includes developing and defining the optimum route corridor and identify the type of construction required (i.e., aerial, underground, open trench, direction bore, plough, etc.)

  • Perform a right-of-way and route assessment to confirm a route corridor is acceptable and will be built in the most cost-effective manner.

  • Conduct a route or site walk down to collect data of all surface features and underground utility data necessary to support the preparation of design prints that are complete and suitable for construction of a project.

  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams in support of bringing each design to completion

  • Responsible for the preparation of detailed construction drawings depicting all underground and above ground elements and proposed work.

  • Verify and apply engineering seal to drawings as required.

  • Completing accurate and detailed field notes, drafting, and validating cable routes and network element placement and interface.

  • Oversee the creation of detailed engineering drawing packages to be submitted for right-of-way access and road cut permits from municipalities.

  • Oversee the creation of detailed engineering drawing packages for joint use applications with pole or infrastructure owners.

  • Communicate lessons learned to the Engineering Manager and the project team

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Experienced in the design of OSP fibre optic facilities, in aerial, underground, and buried applications required

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent work history/experience

  • Eight (8) years OSP engineering design with 1+ years specific in OSP planning required

  • Ability to interpret underground and aerial telecom facilities on records, maps, and fielding notes required

  • Familiarity with right-of-way and jurisdictional permitting required

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required

  • Desktop automation skills (Microsoft Office Suite) required

  • Previous experience and ability to manage 2+ direct reports preferred

  • Experience working with CAD and GIS platforms

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.