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Fibre Design Team Lead – Ref. 1083

United Kingdom
Transmission Designer
15 Mar 2021
30 Apr 2021
Contract Type:
Job Description

Experienced, enthusiastic and motivated fibre network planner required to join a passionate and evolving programme delivery team. The growth in business in this area of the company brought about by the achievements to date has triggered this opportunity for the right individual to enhance the current team. The role can be remote or Flomatik office based with occasional travel to client offices.

Working as a part of the growing Flomatik design team, you will be tasked with creating the detailed planning packs to facilitate the delivery of optical fibre solutions between customer PoP sites and BT Exchanges for dark fibre, optical transmission and site migration projects. 

Main Outline Duties and Person Requirement:

Core and Access Network fibre design including

  • Survey existing network infrastructure and relay detailed information to enable detailed fibre network planning
  • Creation of detailed planning pack for build – construction, cabling, splice and test including all accompanying documentation for utility stats, street gazetteer, detailed network plans with work point instructions, CDM, Bills of Material etc
  • Collation of detailed packs sufficient for wayleave approval
  • 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 the project team
  • Knowledge of GIS systems

Core Network Planning including

  • Trunk cable overlays/upgrades
  • Strategic allocation of fibres
  • Collation of overview schematics, fibre SLDs & splice schematics
  • Records updates (Visio) for splice configurations and Network Overview schematics


  • Addition of new civils and cabling
  • Amending existing network based on confirmed survey data
  • Collation of through splicing and as-built data
  • Route Map production

Fibre Test Result Analysis to a pre-defined programme characterisation specification including

  • Interpretation of OTDR data and assessment against fibre SLD documentation
  • Assessment of ILM data to a PASS/FAIL criteria
  • Assessment of PMD & CD data to a PASS/FAIL criteria

Network Reconfiguration and Diversion Tasks

  • Survey packs to enable fibre engineers to assess existing network infrastructure (external and internal)
  • Assessment of existing records and on-site survey reports to identify existing live services
  • Civils and cabling packs associated with facilitating future network reconfigurations
  • Fibre splicing packs associated with live network cutover including overview schematics, fibre SLDs and splice schematics

Following accreditations may be required for on-going/future programmes:


Working at Heights

RF Awareness

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

  • Core and Access Fibre Network Planning experience
  • Civils Planning experience
  • Planning knowledge out to the customer premises across legacy and current Cable/Telco access network topologies
  • Proven track record of planning successful projects
  • 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, in particular Virgin Media
  • Attention to detail and accuracy coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Previous use of GIS systems would be useful – Gcomms, Smallworld, AutoCad
  • 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 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

What we’ll offer:

  • A competitive fixed term salary depending on experience
  • 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • A Pension with 5% Employer contribution after 3 months service
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package provided through a third-party provider
  • Free parking
  • If working in-house, a great location and environment to work in

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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