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Network Planning Manager - Ref. 1066

Network Planner
17 Mar 2021
16 Apr 2021
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Job Description

Flomatik Network Services are seeking an experienced telecoms focused Planning Manager to lead, motivate and manage a Network Planning team which are based in our Birmingham planning office and remotely. As one of a team of planning managers you will have a wealth of experience in all aspects of planning networks including QGIS, GIS, FTTP, PIA, fibre and civils. Flomatik Network Services provides planning and design services to a number of UK operators and alt-nets across the country.  To support existing and future growth with key accounts, the additional Planning Manager will have responsibility for customer engagements for accounts allocated and to support & direct the planning team (consisting of both permanent and some contract resources). This role is remote based but will require the successful candidate to visit our Fort Dunlop (Birmingham) office where the majority of the planning function is based on a regular basis.

Main outline duties include:

  • Managing and maintaining productivity of the planning team in line with monthly targets with a strong focus on quality and Right First Time (RFT) initiatives
  • Liaising with the client and providing key point of contact and engagement for planning and design activities
  • Managing work volumes (WIP) and priorities in line with business and customer requirements, ensuring prompt and effective distribution of work across the team
  • Day-to-Day management of a Flomatik planning team
  • Support coaching, development and recruitment initiatives
  • Prioritising and scheduling of all work activities for the team
  • Provide customer invoice details based upon tasks and volumes completed
  • Provide technical assistance to the team across all network disciplines
  • Support and mentor all planners (Network and/or Desktop) including junior and trainee recruits
  • Source, structure and deliver training modules internally
  • Chair and/or attend regular conference calls and meetings with both Flomatik’s internal team and the client
  • Ensure issues, queries and disputes are managed and resolved promptly and professionally
  • Liaison with any local authority agents and any other third parties as part of overall planning responsibilities on behalf of the client
  • Highlight and escalate major design variances to existing and agreed planning standards
  • Flexible approach in dealing with amendments and change requests to planned information
  • Responsible for the quality standard of work issued to the client, ensuring all planning packs are technically compliant, fully complete and in line with agreed planning standards
  • Adhere to internal and external, regulatory, operational and compliance procedures
  • Conduct regular operational review meetings with the customers

Essential Skills, Aptitudes and Understandings required:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Access Network Planning or GIS mapping
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and also as part of a team
  • Commercial awareness and ability to identify, develop and grow effective relationships with key stakeholders and client primes
  • A telecoms understanding coupled with a planning background would be desirable
  • Access Network FttP, and Civils Planning experience – including awareness of fibre trunk/backhaul requirements
  • A total awareness and understanding of current health and safety procedure for working in the UK is essential
  • Ability to draw together different technical disciplines
  • Effective communications at all levels including with senior management
  • Attention to detail and accuracy coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude

What we’ll offer:

  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • A full induction, regular reviews and 1:1s
  • 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • A generous Employer contribution after 3 months service
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package provided through a third-party provider

The Process:

Due to the current COVID restrictions, interviews will be held remotely via MS Teams or similar

If you feel that you have the right knowledge and experience, please go to our careers site and apply online.

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

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