Current Vacancies

Network Planning Manager - Ref. 847

United Kingdom
24 Mar 2020
Contract Type:
Job Description
Flomatik Network Services are seeking an experienced telecoms focused Telecoms Network Planning Manager to lead, motivate and manage a Telecoms Planning team based throughout the UK. As Network Planning Manager you will have a wealth of experience in all aspects of planning networks including FTTP, RF, civils, fibre and telco. Flomatik Network Services continues to provide planning and design services to a number of UK operators across the UK.  To support existing and future growth with key accounts, the Planning Manager will have responsibility for customer engagements for accounts allocated. The focus of team leadership will be to support and direct the Flomatik planning team (consisting of both permanent and contract resources) and to expand the client network into key areas across the UK. This role is remote based but will require the successful candidate to visit our Fort Dunlop (Birmingham) upto 3 days per week.

Main outline duties include:

  • 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 colleagues
  • 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
  • Ensure accurate completion of all planned submissions and work is completed on time
  • 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
  • Ensure that the Flomatik Network Services Health and safety policy is adhered to
  • Any other duties which are reasonable to this role

Essential Skills, Aptitudes and Understandings required:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Access Network Planning
  • 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 background coupled with a planning background is essential for this position - you may have worked for one of the major UK Telco Operators, which would be advantageous (BT, Virgin Media, etc.)
  • Access Network FTTH, RF, Civil, and telco Planning experience – including awareness of fibre trunk/backhaul requirements
  • External site survey experience
  • 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
  • A calm, agile and positive attitude
  • Ability to resolve disputes quickly, effectively and confidently
  • Attention to detail and accuracy coupled with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and being PC literate – additional Flomatik and client specific applications will be required (training provided where necessary)
  • Competent use and understanding of GIS systems

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 Pension with 5% Employer contribution after 3 months service
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package provided through a third-party provider
  • 8.30 – 5.30 hours (Monday – Friday with an hour for lunch)
  • Free parking when at Fort Dunlop planning site

The Process:

 This is a one or two stage interview process. A face to face or Skype interview will be required (in our Fort Dunlop office if face to face).

Equal Opportunities Statement:

Flomatik is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Physical Demands

This role is based remotely and in our Fort Dunlop, Birmingham office (some flexibility to work remotely maybe an option but a minimum of 3 days per week will be a requirement of this role in the Fort Dunlop offices). Prolonged periods of time sitting at desk.  Occasional travel to central office or customer sites for meetings will be required.

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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