Junior Telecom Network Engineer to support day-to-day design and commissioning activities for an IT and OT environment

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Sep 04, 2023
Job End Date: Dec 31, 2026
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 131883
Location: Calgary

Our large Oil & Gas industry client is seeking a Junior Telecom Network Engineer to support day-to-day design and commissioning activities for an IT and OT environment. This is an initial contract to the end of year with a strong possibility of extension.

The successful candidate must be able to analyze requirements for serial and TCP/IP-based network and telecommunications systems utilized at industrial field facilities, and generate engineering designs for the Corporate, SCADA, and Control System networks.


  • 2+ years’ networking experience (or, telecom engineering/ network engineering)
  • 2+ years’ networking protocol experience and routing protocol experience (TCP/IP, OSPF, RIP, EIGRP and BGP)
  • Knowledge of SCADA and/or OT networking environments, including network connectivity to serial and IP-based PLC’s and RTU’s
  • Basic knowledge of telecom-related industry standards (US and Canada)
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and passport with ability and willingness to travel within North America
  • Degree in Engineering (preferred) or related degree 


  • Previous experience working in the field
  • Oil and Gas industry experience

Responsibilities Overview:

  • Assist team members in performing physical network & telecom designs for lifecycle, brownfield and greenfield facility projects. These projects require knowledge of the physical components required to build a serial and TCP/IP-based SCADA LAN and WAN for industrial field facilities. Design elements include:
  1. Physical cabling (Radio antenna cabling, Copper, Fiber) and wiring drawings
  2. MPLS, VSAT, Radio, Microwave, and Cellular network WAN communications
  3. Serial and TCP/IP-based LAN network systems utilizing fiber and copper
  4. Telecom Cabinet/Panel Design
  5. Limited design/tie into low voltage electrical and grounding systems to support telecom systems
  6. Development of project deliverables including project FEED, DBM’s, Scopes of Work, and detailed design drawings and artifacts
  • Participate in development of Engineering Standards, Specifications, Procedures, and other Supporting Documents.
  • Participate in construction and commissioning phases and turnover to Operations
  • Provide limited engineering design oversight for network (routing/switching) designers
  • Support development of the network device (firewall, router, switch, etc..) configurations
  • Select and recommend components of network & telecom engineering designs
  • As-building drawings and updating design and operational artifacts
  • Ensuring designs follow pertinent codes and regulatory requirements
  • Review network designs completed by others to ensure compatibility and supportability from an operational perspective
  • Troubleshoot problems involved with polling systems from IP to legacy serial endpoints
  • Provide and validate project cost, manpower and timeline estimates
  • Must be able to respond promptly for emergency work and equipped to handle disruptions of service
  • Understand and comply with all company regulations and policies with a focus on safety

Location: Must live-in/near Calgary as the client follows a hybrid model (3 days in office/week)