Telus Costing Engineer in AB, Canada

Position Overview:

The Economic Decision Support (EDS) Team at TELUS is a multi-disciplinary team that provides impactful solutions for management decision making through engineering economic guidance and expertise. EDS is looking for motivated and willing-to-learn candidates with engineering background (preferably with network planning or customer service engineering experience) that can take on an opportunity to leverage their engineering and costing skills to support service-level costing in the company, including use and development of TELUS’ economic analysis and service costing tools.


  • Service costing:

o Support service-level costing in the company using in-house economic analysis and costing tools such as the Economic Analysis Standard Evaluation (EASE) tool and the Database of Unit Costs (DUC) and others

o Develop and maintain capital cost models for latest next generation network architectures/technologies by applying advanced costing methodologies and engaging subject matter experts from multiple business units

o Develop operating cost models with in-depth understanding of expenses associated with activities and processes for provisioning, billing and maintaining various TELUS services

o Participate in asset life studies to help flag and review the appropriate lives for TELUS’ assets

  • Bid and Business Case Support:

o Provide consultations across TELUS’ business units on economic analysis and costing methodologies including the use of TELUS’ internal economic analysis tools

o Ensure proper integration of capital and operating cost models with detailed cost data to ensure availability of compensatory product costs for bids and business cases

  • Tariff Filing and Regulatory Proceedings:

o Support the tariff filing process with the CRTC by preparing cost studies using regulatory costing methodologies

o Engage in cross functional team efforts for tariff evaluation and review, including interpretation of Phase II costing principles, and economic policies and other matters when required

o Help TELUS Regulatory and Marketing teams perform impact analysis and draft interrogatory responses related to costing and rate setting issues

  • Team Lead/Coaching:

o Lead and manage team projects and take initiatives to help other team members (internal and cross functional) enhance understanding of economic principles and analysis

o Provide training and information sessions for other team members on the use of cost models and internal economic analysis tools

Required Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop cost models, economic studies, business case analysis and the application of modern economic and costing principles including the ‘Phase II’ costing methodology

  • Strong knowledge of telecom products, services, tariffs, and carrier agreements

  • Solid understanding of telecom network designs and architectures including access, switching, transport and data/IP (Understanding of wireless networking and/or FTTP broadband architecture is an asset)

  • Solid understanding of telecom operational activities and processes, such as maintenance, billing and service provisioning

  • Experience in any of the following is a definite asset: SAP accounting systems, bid processes, financial analysis, depreciation, regulatory processes, activity based costing, budgeting, and investment initiative approval processes

  • Extensive experience in business application software packages, including MS office

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Dedicated Learner:Ability to learn and develop skills for a multi-disciplinary position that involves engineering, finance, and economics

  • Analytical Thinker:Analyze business cases rigorously and draw conclusions using raw financial, economic and other numerical materials

  • Enthusiastic Collaborator:Ability to positively contributes in a team environment and work collaboratively with other business units

  • Flexible Problem-Solver:Handle changing situations, conflicting priorities, and uncertainty skillfully while challenging the status quo

  • Driven Achiever:Anticipate, plan, prioritize, and coordinate work plans independently

  • Relationship Manager:Effectively work with other team members, including all levels of management

  • Proactive Innovator:Conceptualize and communicate innovative methods to enhance existing processes

  • Supportive Coach:Guide and encourage team member development and growth

Required Professional Designation/Certification:

  • Degree in Engineering (B.Sc. or B.Eng.)

  • Degree in Economics (Econ), Commerce (B.Com)

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, MBA

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation or eligible to apply

  • Professional Accounting designation, C.A., C.M.A., or C.G.A

Required Experience:

  • This position requires a minimum of ten-years experience in specialized knowledge of company operational/engineering areas, finance and economics

Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

The TELUS team is as diverse as the society we live in and the customers we serve. We're also passionate about creating success for our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our team. And we do so by living theTELUS valuesand delivering on ourCustomers First commitments.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS,youcreate future friendly® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

Title: Costing Engineer

Location: CAN-AB-Edmonton

Requisition ID: ROL02606-16

Other Locations: CA-ON-Toronto, CA-AB-Calgary, CA-BC-Vancouver