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Planning Engineer

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  • Salary: £38000 - £42000
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  • Job ID: 01207
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Job Description

Planning Engineer

Location: Southend on Sea

Salary: Up to £42,000

Job Type: Full Time/Perm

Providing services to its customers in the UK for the past 5 years, our client has extensive expertise in delivering a wide range of services and solutions for both fixed and wireless network infrastructure. With a successful track record in some of the biggest Telecom’s projects in the country, they are experiencing a period of growth and expansion.

Role Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a planning expert for both Civil and Fibre routes. With a solution-orientated approach you will drive improvements across our team and manage key relationships, contributing to the success of our network.

You will be collaborating with ISP Designers/Planners to check, amend and improve FTTH drawings and agree job packs that will make our build program.

Candidate Requirements

·  Analyse FTTH drawings, answer queries from the ISP and authorities and support our build program.

·   Survey packs that include the pre-planned civils and fibre routes ;

· Oversee and carry out quality checks of drawings by completing joint walkouts with the customer, ensuring they are buildable and cost efficient;

· Identify and flag any defects and engineering difficulties in the network plans and suggest alternative routes.

· Liaise with ISP planners from receival to agreement of final job packs.

·  Complete ‘As-Builts’

· Liaise with ISP, contractors, internal and external stakeholders, local authorities and highways agencies.

· Be responsible for the management and governance of works in compliance with guidelines and code of practice.




  • Experience in surveying routes and identifying defects;
  • A history of using civils avoidance methods;
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities;
  • The ability to liaise and negotiate with contractors – PIA experience would be beneficial;
  • Experience in manipulating data and metadata underpinning a fibre design;
  • Knowledge of Diversionary works code of practice and its application;
  • Ability to produce detailed industry-standard level of survey, installation and as-built documentation;
  • Driving license;
  • Knowledge on FTTx network construction will be an advantage;
  • Advance level of MS excel is a requirement;
  • Experience with GIS software or AutoCAD will be an advantage;