Planning / Programme Manager
£45,000 - £55,000 a year
Bury St Edmonds
Working for an international market leader in fibre-optic products and advanced installation methodologies.
They specialise in complete, integrated solutions including proven and approved alternate deployment methods for fibre installation, used all over the world in high-profile communication networks including Olympic, military and government facilities.
This opening provides an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Network Planning Manager. We require you to 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.
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 To The Home 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
Current and proficient user of GiS systems/tools for FTTP design
To look for ways to utilise as much existing infrastructure in the design as is possible and practical
To review implemented designs and re-iterate the planning guidelines to improve the overall quality and cost effectiveness of the network design
Flexibility to work across multiple aspects of the E2E planning process
Knowledge of PIA product and experience of planning using PIA will be an advantage
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
Supervise and carry out field surveys.
Implement quality KPI reports and up to date Board & SLT feedback at the right time
Deliver quality planning projects to the agreed deadline/timescale
Excellent leadership & communication skills
A proven ability to motivate teams
Expert level technical skills required to manage a planning team
Understanding of Fibre and civil 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
Qualified NRSWA Unit 2 &10
MS Office knowledge
A degree would be advantageous, and you will have at least five years' experience in network planning, or related business disciplines.
For more information contact Kieran Duggan at England Associates on 01489 232080 or apply now by emailing your CV.