Fibre Network Planning Manager wanted for a FTTC Broadband client based in Kent.
This opening provides an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Fibre Access Network Planning Manager. You will provide instruction and leadership to the planning team and to continually identify and implement improvements across the planning process operation to ensure that business objectives and outcomes are in harmony with the companies strategic goals. You will be required to work collaboratively across all departments and lead the responsibility for the design of the FTTP access network infrastructure up to and including the customers premises. The most suitable candidates for this will have previously worked in a fibre network planning position for the likes of BT, Virgin Media, Cityfibre, Hyperoptic, for example.
Key Responsibilities are: Design the fibre-optic infrastructure and civils for Fibre FTTP networks. Designs to comply with overall planning guidelines to deliver cost effective and fit for purpose designs.
Own, maintain and update Detailed Network Design Guidelines for the FTTP access network.
Apply the design principles to develop a high-level/fundamental FTTP network plan for a given area.
Prioritise network planning rollout programme based on opportunity and deployment complexity.
To look for ways to utilise as much existing infrastructure in the design as is possible and practical.
To take responsibility for statutory notices and wayleaves.
Ownership of Instigating and managing Field surveys.
Flexibility to work across multiple aspects of the E2E planning process.
Knowledge of PIA product and experience of planning using PIA is essential.
Ensure KPI's are hit based on; Deadlines for project areas, fibre pack completion rates, quality and technical standards being met.
Work with key stakeholders and other teams to give the best possible outcomes for your team Manager, prioritise and delegate the teams work.
Undertake and supervise As-Built process including timely submissions.
Implement quality KPI reports and up to date Board & SLT feedback at the right time
Business function: Network Build Reports to: Network Planning & Implementation Director
Current and proficient user of GiS systems/tools for FTTP design would be an advantage.
Excellent leadership & communication skills.
A proven ability to motivate teams.
Expert level technical skills required to manage a planning team.
Understanding of Fibre networks.
Previous experience of planning using PIA.
Understanding of the deployment methods used in telecoms.
Experience with FTTP, pulled fibre designs and XGSPON.
Experience in the end to end FTTP network planning process & supporting systems,MS Office knowledge