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Operations & Maintenance Engineer

Job Title: Operations & Maintenance Engineer
Location: Southern UK
Contract Type: Permanent
Sector: Telecommunications
Salary: £28,000 + Van

Role Profile:
This role is for a National Operations & Maintenance Engineer who will work on Highways England contracts carrying out Maintenance and Commissioning activities.

Responsibilities include:
• Reporting into the regional Maintenance Manager;
• Maintenance of cabinets, cable and termination, Commissioning and Testing Equipment on fibre and copper cable networks on the Highways England, National Roads Telecommunications Service networks;
• Repairing any Fibre or Copper Cable break;
• Attending any equipment issue within the Transmission Buildings roadside Cabinets within your area;
• Working on various size schemes where there are specific timescales and a requirement to work in conjunction and collaboratively with other stakeholders and third parties;
• Flexibility, commitment and a positive approach and customer focussed attitude;
• Ensuring all work in carried out in accordance with Environmental, Health and Safety processes and policies;
• Strong health and safety awareness;

Typical Deliverables:
• Performing electrical tests to BS7671 standards and completion of all relevant documentation and commissioning sheets;
• Cable locating using cable detection equipment;
• Attending cable breaks and repair breaks on copper and fibre cables to keep the network working;
• Install temporary link cables to get services working;
• Supervision of sub-contractors;
• Undertaking manual work including manual trenching cable laying etc…;
• Working nights & weekends if required on callout. (This is part of any agreed shift pattern);
• Attending any equipment issue within Transmission Buildings and Roadside Cabinets within your area day or night;
• Working away from their home area, where reimbursement for accommodation etc… will be in accordance with the company policies and procedures (This may be part of any shift pattern, and may be required from time to time);
• Undertaking general Maintenance and Commissioning of equipment and testing on all fibre and copper (armoured/un-armoured) INT/EXT cables, equipment and cabling;
• Ensure all Commissioning of equipment is completed to the correct standard then delivered on time and to budget;
• Work on any contracts as directed;
• To complete all aspects of Maintenance work to the required standard;
• Work overtime or callout when the contract requires;
• Completion of all the associated documentation required as part of the task, on time;
• Production of detailed reports when required;
• Prepared to positively participate in all training relevant to the position;
• Ensure that all work undertaken is done in accordance with QEHS processes.
• Will report any QEHS issue to their QEHS representative, Senior Engineer / Maintenance Manager
• Will raise issues at regular meetings with Senior Engineer / Maintenance Manager

Business Operations Skills – Experience:
• Knowledge of MCY and MCX drawing or ability to understand installation drawings and scheme schematics;
• Experience working roadside, in cabinets and chambers;
• Experience carrying out fibre splicing and copper jointing;
• Experience working on the following equipment 1692/1996, 6850/6855, 7750SR1/12, SCADA, 7210SAS-M, 7210SAS-D, 1423, ASMI-52, Centaui Cellstack, Centinel, Centaui SOLO, AMG3700, MR3, Pair Gain Unit CU, PairGain RU and SAFT Power;
• Experience using the following copper test equipment TDR, BM11D, ALT2000, DVM;
• Experience using the following fibre test equipment Power Meter, OTDR, Light Pen, BM11D

Business Operations Skills – Qualifications:
• G39 qualified;
• National Highways Sector Scheme 8 accredited;
• B/TEC Ordinary National Certificate in electronics/telecommunications engineering (or an equivalent qualification) OR 5 years’ experience working on motorway communications or closely related equipment/systems;
• PC literate in Microsoft Office including Word & Excel, while familiar with the use of e-mail;
• Full Driving licence ;
• C + G 2391/2392 Preferred;
• Fibre Optic Splicing & Testing INT/EXT;
• Copper Jointing & Testing INT/EXT;
• IPAF – Vehicle mounted platform license 1b;
• Knowledge of H/E practices, understanding of MCX drawings, experience installing H/E equipment. Experience working in H/E environment;
• Knowledge of H&S risks and safe working practices associated with working on HE network

Behavioural Requirements:
• Flexibility
• Commitment
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Positive approach

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