Swetha Salian

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GIS Analyst

Canada

Swetha Salian
508 Mallorytown Ave, Mississauga, Ontario | (647) 500-2981 | [email protected] | https://www.linkedin.com/in/swetha-salian/

Profile
Over 15 years of diverse experience in the telecommunications industry, with a background in Geomatics and excellent CAD and GIS skills. My main areas of expertise are strategic planning for fibre network implementation, project workflow, process improvement and development, forecasting and budgeting of large scale, multimillion dollar projects. I am a detail oriented and enthusiastic team player that thrives on goals and performance.

Education
MASTERS IN SPATIAL ANALYSIS | SEPTEMBER 2021 | RYERSON UNIVERSITY, TORONTO
(CURRENTLY ENROLLED FULL-TIME)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOMATICS ENGINEERING | 2008 | UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, ANCHORAGE
Skills and Qualifications

·     15+ years in Telecommunications Industry

·     ArcGIS 10.1, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, SPSS, SQL Server Management Studio

·     AutoCAD, CableCAD

·     Spatial NET: Fibre, OSP and ISP design

·     Beginner level Python

·     Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint

·     Work experience in 3 countries: Canada, United States and United Arab Emirates

·     StoryMap, Dashboard, Geo-visualization Maps and Web App builder using ArcGIS tools

·     Fibre planning, project management, Outside Plant Engineering, network implementation, forecasting and budgeting

·     Well versed in OTDR, PMD and other fibre optic test results

·     Live troubleshooting with on-field technicians for network outages

 

Key Projects
·          Master Research Paper (Mini Thesis): A geo-demographical analysis of the environmental discrimination in the Chemical Valley of Sarnia

·          Covid-19 Immunization Clinics: Created an active web map to embed into Councillor James Pasternak’s website for the City of Toronto

·          Bikeshare and Transit Map: Using ArcGIS Online, created a transportation map for public use for Ward 6, City of Toronto – REST API connectivity

·          Ontario’s Watershed Land Cover: A project for the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks analyzing the Areal Representation of Ontario’s watershed within the provincial stream water quality network

·          Ward 6 Public Use Map: Public use map of school safety zones, red light cameras, automated speed enforcement, fire stations, police stations, EMS, hospitals, parks, ravines, and live traffic cameras

·          Network Resiliency: Process improvement and data integrity management for node protection

·          Forced / VIVA: Formalized methodology to deal with mass circuit migrations on large relocate project

·          FTTH Design and implementation:  FTTH design from Hub to node to home for Southwest Ontario for Cogeco Cable

Relevant Experience
FIBRE ENGINEERING SPECIALIST | ROGERS TELECOMMUNICATIONS | toronto
MARCH 2013 – SEPTEMBER 2020
· Worked on the Unified Fibre Planning project for top 6 markets across Canada for forecasting fibre build for long term planning.
· Wrote and published an engineering guideline for fibre planning across Rogers.
· Created and mapped out Ontario wide national overbuilds – budgeted and standardized.
· Listed node dependencies on overbuilds to give an importance ranking to planning for build initiation.
· Worked on National Ontario budget consolidation and presentation to give guidance to ICT team. Guided ICT team and OPE management with listed overbuilds and suggested implementation strategy.
· Joint Fibre planning and provides liaison to fiber users with Rogers Wireless and other 3rd parties for fiber allocation and IRUs.
· Management of FTTF, FTTC, FTTH and HFC fibre design and implementation throughout Rogers’ network which includes fibre IRU records, splice logs, fiber counts and availability, loopback, splice and coupler locations, termination cabinets and panel locations, OTDR traces, loss measurements and other fibre characterization specifications.
· Planning for PNA, EBU, RWI (Wireless) and Transport (DWDM).
· Prepare fibre cost estimates (FERs) and produce CAs, BOM and POs for fibre national or inter regional projects.
· Provide engineering support for the selection of routes to ensure optimum cost effectiveness and performance, and in the preparation of construction and permit drawings and bill of materials for new plant and forced projects.
· On-call to analyze issues and live troubleshoot with fibre technicians on the field by providing quick solutions.
· Trained new contractors, coordinators with current technology, processes, and standards.

ftth network design planner | dessau inc | mississauga
september 2011 – february 2013
· Design underground and aerial fiber optic route plans for municipal consent and aerial permits.
· Work collaboratively with Planners and Clients exclusively from Cogeco, by providing technical information and assistance relating to the cable/fiber and element infrastructure.
· Receive network plans or projects and prepare necessary designs/revision and documentation using CableCAD. Verify design architecture and investigate discrepancies based on the system specifications and as-built schematics.
· Create Bill of materials for project budget, monitor and enforce adherence to budget.
cad designer / project coordinator| prestige telecom | markham
february 2008 – february 2011
· Designed telecommunication and civil drawings for Bell Canada to establish interface with various utilities in accordance with governmental policies and procedures using AutoCAD.
· Coordinated the lifecycle of projects from preliminary to construction to as-built drawings.
· Prepared tenders, cost estimates, quotes, invoices and administered contracts for the installation, construction, and rehabilitation of Bell Canada structures in accordance with Municipal standards, specifications, and procedures.
· FTTH design for Wightman Telecom in rural Ontario.
· Oakville Hydro pole design using ArcGIS.

Relevant Experience
cad designer | j d barnes ltd | markham
september 2008 –
· Designed telecommunication and civil drawings for Bell Canada to establish interface with various utilities in accordance with governmental policies and procedures using AutoCAD.
· Coordinated the lifecycle of projects from preliminary to construction to as-built drawings.
· Prepared tenders, cost estimates, quotes, invoices and administered contracts for the installation, construction, and rehabilitation of Bell Canada structures in accordance with Municipal standards, specifications, and procedures.
· FTTH design for Wightman Telecom in rural Ontario.
geomatics engineering intern | water & wastewater utlity | anchorage
may 2006 – august 2008
· Accessed electronic record drawings on ArcGIS for existing manholes, valves, water hydrants.
· Daily on field crew to locate accurate positions of structures using GeoXH handheld GPS.
· Downloaded all the data at the end of every day into the company’s enterprise GIS system.
· Processed data using ESRI ArcGIS software, Trimble GPS Analyst for improving the accuracy of the positions collected.
geomatics engineering intern | maps geosystems | united arab emirates
may 2003 – august 2005 (summer intern)
· Assisted in producing interfaces for geographic data, 2-D and 3-D mapping from high resolution aerial and satellite photography.
· Convert raster imagery to vector imagery using Bentley Descartes.
· Successfully updated the ArcGIS database for pipeline and subdivision planning projects.
Activities and Interests
·       Student Rep on MSA Graduate Student Program Council, 2020-2021
·       Volunteer at Set up to the plate for food banks Canada, 2020
·       Kids Coach at Future Possibilities for kids, 2019
·       SCTE Conference Toronto Eastern Chapter, 2015-2019
·       American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, 2005-2006
·       Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference, 2005-2006
·       Trained Indian Classical dancer
·       Interests in hiking, photography, traveling and visual storytelling

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