Project Engineering Manager - Toronto, ON


Cogent Communications is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and point-to-point transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 215 markets globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. Cogent offers a competitive salary, full benefits package that takes effect upon commencement of employment, company group RRSP matching program and stock options.


  • Provide hands-on technical expertise for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and turning-up fiber optic networks
  • Turn-up and troublehsoot new customer circuits in CNDCs and Metro office buildings
  • Drive the implementation of metro network augmentation and expansion
  • Work with vendors and property managers to install network infrastructure within a "Class A" office buildings
  • Provide coordination between field managers and HQ on construction projects
  • Work with Network Engineering to provide field perspective and expertise to network deployments
  • Work with Network Operations and Customer Support on outages and upgrades
  • Manage vendors on customer installations, network support and construction related activities
  • Maintain proficiency in current and evolving technological developments in power systems, telecommunications infrastructure, fiber, CWDM and DWDM technologies


  • Working knowledge of network architectures and telecom infrastructure
  • Proficiency in the use of optical test equipment, including power meters, OTDRs and OSAs, and interpretation of test results.
  • Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • High-energy individual with interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate peers, and drive project to completion
  • Highly developed written and verbal communications skills
  • Successful project management experience
  • 4-15 years of telecommunications experience with fiber transmission equipment including 3+ years field experience
  • Experience managing vendors and carriers
  • Familiarity with Telco operations
  • Logistical planning with a high level of sound technical skills, analytical ability, and sound judgment
  • Associate’s degree in a technical field, and/or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education that may substitute for the degree
  • Budgeting, Project Manager, Travel 25%

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.