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FTTP Senior Planner and Design Engineer

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  • Salary: £45000 - £48000
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Job Title: FTTP Senior Planning and Design Engineer

Location: Cambridgeshire

Salary: £45K-£48K plus car allowance.

Job Type: Full Time/Perm


Our client is a dynamic, delivery-focussed project management company providing end to end solutions for the UK’s mobile and fixed line network operators.


Due to continued growth, they are looking for an experienced FTTP Senior Planner and Design Engineer to join their team based in Cambridgeshire. The Senior Planner will be expected to provide the Technical Leadership for a team of Surveyors and Network Planners throughout the entire project lifecycle- including surveying, planning and build phases. The successful candidate will also provide support to the Wayleaves and Build Teams in ensuring the FTTP Design meets with their expectations to enable the department goals to be achieve. The Senior Planner will be a key point of contact internally as well as client facing at project level for all network technical and design elements and architecture of the project ideally having in depth knowledge and experience of rural FTTP network design roll out. You will be responsible for the overall quality standard of the entire planning deliverable and ensuring that the client expectations are met at a technical level.


Role Requirements

Survey, Planning and Design Delivery:

  • Understand, implement and deliver FTTP network survey & design deliverables based on technical specifications provided by the client.
  • Ensure 100% quality standards are achieved and maintained throughout the entire survey & design process.
  • Provide leadership and regular feedback to a team of surveyors, planners and junior planners enabling them to achieve their deliverables.
  • Constantly investigate alternative solutions to improve the efficiency of the deliverable or delivery process through survey & design of the FTTP solution.
  • Be the primary point of contact for all technical matters in support of the FTTP survey & design requirements specified by the client.
  • Maintain regular performance review of the FTTP survey & design process for this client internally and with client representatives.
  • To be proficient in the use of GIS platforms for the network design.

Accurate & Effective Project Governance

  • Support the Delivery Managers and Project Manager to ensure Survey & Design deliverables are delivered with a focus on schedule and quality.
  • Ensure that all Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) considerations are applied to the entire FTTP survey & Design process
  • Work with key stakeholders in the delivery of project to performance targets and deadlines.
  • Ensure project documentation is complete, current, and appropriately stored.
  • Provide timely performance reporting including KPI performance and target schedule achievement.
  • Collate information on delivery to report to Head of Department.
  • Ensure that all relevant databases are accurate and realistic for both static and dynamic data

Quality Control

  • Set and maintain the quality parameters for all FTTP survey & design activities for this client.
  • Gain, review and maintain an understanding of commercial viability of FTTP network solutions and their impact on the project delivery
  • Support the Delivery Managers and Project Manager to allow for timely invoicing.
  • Manage and control project quality exceptions.
  • Ensure all designs consider the environmental impact of the solution and that all efforts are made to minimise it.
  • Ensure that designs consider the health & wellbeing of those who will be involved in it’s implementation, operation and maintenance as well as members of the public and that all efforts are made to minimise risk.


Candidate Requirements

  • In depth knowledge of survey & design elements of FTTP networks essential (preferably in rural networks).
  • Strong communication skills providing continuous reporting through the life cycle of multiple sites essential.
  • Multi GIS platform user desirable.
  • Openreach accreditations NRSWA, SA001, SA002 and others preferable.
  • Previous experience in a similar role in the Telecommunications industry desirable.
  • Experience in a Team Leadership position essential.
  • Ability to explain infrastructure components, installation and maintenance methodology essential.
  • Able to identify potential risks and issues related to rollout and escalate or proactively manage where necessary essential.
  • Excellent I.T. and database skills essential.
  • Problem solver/solution finder to specific and generic issues on project rollout essential.