Design Specialist II


Edmonton, AB, CA, T5S 2L9 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6B 0M3 Calgary, AB, CA, T2G 1S5

Req ID:  40173
Jobs by Category:  Technology Solutions
Job Function:  Engineering & Development
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

Join our team and what we'll accomplish together


The Inside Plant Engineering team is a high-performing group of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. The team is responsible for all Central Office based equipment designs for the TELUS core network and is the gatekeeper of the TELUS Central Office inventory.


As a Design Specialist II in Inside Plant Engineering you will work as an integral member of the leadership team. You are passionate about being strategic. You are excited to seek opportunities to streamline, automate and transform our tools and processes. Your creativity and innovative thinking knows no boundaries. Your daily mission will be to facilitate the creation of timely, accurate and cost effective outputs for our partners in the build process, while searching for ways to further enhance and optimize our business with a continuous improvement mindset.

What you'll do


  • Contribute to crafting strategic direction to high performing technical resources completing Inside Plant Engineering tasks
  • Operate under the mentorship of senior and peer engineers to advance your career and expand your scope of practice; including progression towards Professional Engineer status 
  • Participate in manpower decisions and lead the allocation of resources within the team to accomplish our goals
  • Assist in compiling an accurate and authoritative repository of documentation and job aids for Inside Plant Engineering
  • Deliver on our efforts to establish world class records to the highest degree of detail and accuracy
  • Collaborate with our key stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes on all TELUS Central Office based projects
  • Collaborate and mentor team members and provide effective training to the team and our stakeholders as needed
  • Liaise with internal customers to determine their needs. Negotiate the delivery and methodology for all teams to succeed
  • Leverage your Dev-Ops skills to help strengthen Dev-Ops practice within TELUS



What you bring


  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • 2 to 5 of years of experience as a physical network design engineer or team leader, preferably in a DevOps or agile environment, with expertise in networking equipment, power and physical infrastructure
  • Prior experience and affinity with programming, scripting, RPA, APIs and/or AI
  • Familiarity with low code platforms such as JIRA and Appian
  • Desire to expand your leadership capabilities and be an integral part of team decision making
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced, deadline driven environment and adapt to changing priority schedules
  • Ownership mindset with result driven passion
  • Creative thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Dynamic mentorship and collaboration approach



  • Experience with network & inventory tools such as NetCracker, SAP, MicroStation and Meridian
  • Previous physical network installation experience as asset
  • Prior participation in the planning, material ordering, design and deployment of network equipment in a telecommunications or data center environment



Salary Range:  $85,000.00 - $127,000.00
Performance Bonus or Sales Incentive Plan:  12%

Actual total compensation will be determined based on factors such as knowledge, skills, performance and experience. In addition, TELUS offers rewarding benefits such as:

  • Comprehensive total rewards package highlighting competitive salary and bonus structures, minimum 3 weeks of vacation, and flexible benefits plan to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Flexibility to work in-office, virtually or a combination of both
  • Generous company matched pension and share purchase programs
  • Opportunity to give back to communities in which we work, live and serve
  • Career growth and learning & development opportunities to develop your skills
  • And much more …

A bit about us

We’re a people-focused, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. 

You’ll find our engaging, high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging, and financially rewarding. We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability. Your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

Note for Quebec candidates: if knowledge of English is required for this position, it is because the team member will be asked, on a regular basis, to interact in English with external or internal parties or to use English applications or software as part of their tasks.





Technology Solutions

We’re into seeing where technology can take us, so if you have ever imagined what the future of supply chain management, cybersecurity, the cloud and Internet of Things will look like, we want you to be part of the team that makes it happen.

We are honoured to be recognized

TELUS’s fastest network. 5G enables a superior experience with fast downloads and richer multimedia applications

Innovation centres across Canada that bring our team members together with customers, partners, start ups, universities, hospitals and fellow colleagues to tackle some of the biggest technological hurdles Canada will face in the near future.

Million active users logging into My TELUS per month (consumer mobility).


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.