Current Vacancies

Senior Trunk Network Planner - Ref. 855

Location:
United Kingdom
20 Feb 2020
Contract Type:
Permanent or 12 Months Fixed Term
Job Description

Flomatik Network Services are seeking experienced Network Planners to work as part of Flomatik’s National Planning Team.  Experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individuals are required to join an evolving programme forming an integral part of Flomatik’s client project.

You have the opportunity to join one of the UK’s single largest fibre infrastructure programmes!

The role is home based with regular site visits to undertake and complete technical highway surveys. Occasional travel and visits to client and Flomatik offices will be required for meetings and project reviews.

Working with the client Planning teams, you will be tasked with creating detailed A to B highway planning packs incorporating civil and cabling works to facilitate the extension of the current fibre network to integrate key sites onto the client network. Experience in PoP, Exchange and Telecoms environments is essential as well as customer site and core/fundamental/trunk planning. The preferred candidates will be experienced in GIS technologies, PIA and ideally will have worked with UK Operators such as BTOR, Virgin Media, CityFibre, Hyperoptic, etc.

Armed with an outgoing and friendly attitude you will be expected to engage and interact with the Flomatik team, Flomatik’s client and the general public.

Main Outline Duties and Person Requirement:

Trunk Planning

  • Technical survey of existing client and BTOR network infrastructure
  • Flexible approach in dealing with planning requirements
  • Ensure accurate completion of all survey submissions in a timely manner
  • Investigating duct connectivity, routing, chambers on the client and BTOR infrastructure (PIA)
  • Extensive experience required in fibre cabling methods and standards including analysing and reporting on test results
  • Liaise and interface in a professional manner with client teams and representatives on Flomatik’s behalf
  • Civils construction costing and planning packs
  • Cabling and splicing costing and planning packs
  • Cabling and construction work on third party/customer premises
  • Collation of detailed packs sufficient for Wayleave approval
  • Confirm accuracy and validity of client supplied data 
  • Plan backhaul and fibre trunk network, between BTOR exchange, Client PoP’s and specified points of interconnect 
  • Allocate fibres through the trunk network, between A and B ends
  • Ensure sufficient resilience has been included in the relevant site design solution
  • Create a suite of Trunk Network Planning documentation 
  • Provide a technical lead and primary contact for all technical aspects of the design
  • Buddying and support for new planners
  • Confirm accuracy and validity of client supplied data 

Network Planning

  • Confirm validity and accuracy of client supplied data and precise site location
  • Collate and review all available data sources including GComms, BTOR PIA portal & customer premise data
  • Schedule technical site survey updating all trackers and workflow management systems
  • Undertake highway and site surveys complying with customer H&S requirements
  • Detailed Network Trunk Planning capturing all required information and data through mark-ups and photographs
  • Ensure sufficient resilience has been included in the site design solution
  • Capture and survey all potential BTOR infrastructure that may be incorporated to the site solution
  • Create a suite of detailed network planning documents
  • Document assumptions made through planning process

Cable Drop Pack

  • Confirm validity of client supplied data and precise BTOR Exchange location
  • Ensure sufficient resilience has been included in the site design solution
  • Collate and review all available data sources including GComms, BTOR PIA portal and customer premise data
  • Schedule technical site survey updating all trackers and workflow management systems
  • Undertake highway and BTOR Exchange surveys complying with customer H&S requirements
  • Detailed Network Planning of each site capturing all required information and data through mark-ups and photographs
  • Capture and survey all potential BTOR infrastructure that may be incorporated to the site solution
  • Create a suite of detailed network planning documents
  • Document assumptions made through planning process

General responsibilities and behaviours

  • Scheduling and prioritisation of planning work activities
  • Progress reporting on planning work activities
  • Owning, executing and delivering planning requirements
  • Creation of detailed job pack for build - delivering cost savings against physical specifications
  • 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 the project team
  • Knowledge of GIS systems 

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

  • Core and Access Fibre Network Planning experience
  • Civils Planning experience
  • Planning knowledge out to the homes 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 is essential – Gcomms, GDesigner, QGIS, 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

The following accreditations may be required for different programmes:

  • CSCS
  • NRSWA
  • Working at Heights
  • RF Awareness
  • PIA Accredited

What we’ll offer:

  • A competitive fixed term salary depending on experience in 12 month periods
  • 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
  • If working in-house, a great location and environment to work in

The Process:

This is a one stage interview process. A face to face or Skype interview will be required in one of our offices either in Fareham or Birmingham

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 remote working.  Prolonged periods of time sitting at desk.

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 website:www.flomatik.co.uk

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