Current Vacancies

Fundamental Network Planner - Ref. 691

Midlands - West
Date Posted:
08 Oct 2018
Contract Type:
Limited Contract
Contract Duration:
3 months
Job Description

Flomatik Network Services are seeking experienced telecoms focused Fundamental / Backhaul Network Planner/s to join our teams based throughout the UK. You will be tasked to work on a major new works project with one of the leading telecoms companies in the UK. The focus of the work will be to expand the network into new build areas within specific geographic regions. The role will be predominantly based in Flomatik's Central Planning office in Minworth near Birmingham and may include remote based working. The role will be office based and will require liaison with Flomatik's UK Survey teams.

Main Outline Duties and Person Requirement:

  • Scheduling and prioritisation of planning work activities
  • Progress reporting on planning work activities
  • Owning, executing and delivering planning requirements within a geographic region
  • Planning outputs to meet client design specification for civils and fibre build
  • Good understanding of requirements for creation of build job packs - including all accompanying documentation for utility stats, street gazetteer, detailed network plans with work point instructions, CDM, Bills of Material etc
  • Augmenting existing plans with legacy equipment, to include/feed new network extensions utilising the latest equipment and using the latest design specifications
  • Liaison with any local authority agents and any other third parties as part of overall planning role
  • Highlight and escalate major design variances to the planning base
  • Flexible approach in dealing with amendments to planned information
  • Ensure accurate completion of all planned submissions and work is completed on time
  • Become proficient to highlight and escalate major design variances through our project team
  • Helping with liaison of local authority agents and other third parties as part of overall planning role with the support of the GIS team 

The Typical personal attributes (skills, aptitude and understandings) might include:

  • Access Network Planning experience - Good HFC Planning experience, Good Fibre Planning experience
  • Civils Planning experience
  • External site survey understanding
  • Planning knowledge of legacy and current Cable/Telco/FttH access network topologies
  • Proven track record of planning successful projects
  • Ability to draw together different technical disciplines
  • Able to communicate with people across multiple locations and at different levels
  • Able to identify and work with key stakeholders inside and outside of the business
  • A telecoms background coupled with a planning background is required for this position - you may have worked for one of the major UK telcos which would be an advantage (BT, Virgin Media, etc..) or from an equivalent operator in your local country
  • Attention to detail and accuracy coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • A total awareness and understanding of current health and safety procedures for working in the UK is essential
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and being PC literate – additional Flomatik and client specific applications will be required (training can be provided where necessary) – MS Excel
  • Previous use of GIS systems would be useful – Gcomms, Smallworld, AutoCad, QGIS

Flomatik is the Professional Services and Engineering subsidiaries of Teleste, who are an international technology company that develops and offers video and broadband technologies and related services.

The company provides bespoke, insightful and innovative Service solutions using a collaborative approach to forge strong partnerships, providing Consulting, Resources, Project Management and Managed Services.

Flomatik’s clients include UK operators, their prime Technology Vendors and the largest Super-contractor companies, who are under pressure to deliver extraordinary technological and operational change, and want a company that can respond quickly and achieve optimal results.

Investment in new staff is a major part of our strategy for growth, and we are seeking candidates with the desire and determination to be part of our future success.

Full information on Flomatik Network Services, this position and full contact information please refer to our website: