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Planning/Programme Manager



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£45,000 – £50,000


Team photo of Sam Price, Telecoms Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager – Telecoms

Sam Price


Planning/Programme Manager – (FTTP Design, Network Planning, GIS) – Up to £55,000

Planning/Programme Manager – (FTTP Design, Network Planning, GIS) – Up to £55,000
This opening provides an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Network Planning Manager. The Planning Manager will provide instruction and leadership to the planning team and to continually identify and implement improvements across the planning process operation to ensure that business objectives and outcomes.
The Planning Manager will be required to work collaboratively across all departments and lead the responsibility for the design of the FTTP access network infrastructure up to and including the customers premises.
Key Responsibilities:
• Design the fibre-optic infrastructure and civils for Fibre To The Home networks. Designs to comply with overall planning guidelines to deliver cost effective and fit for purpose designs.
• Own, maintain and update Detailed Network Design Guidelines for the FTTP access network
Apply the design principles to develop a high-level / fundamental FTTP network plan for a given area
• Prioritise network planning rollout programme based on opportunity and deployment complexity
• Current and proficient user of GiS systems/tools for FTTP design
• To look for ways to utilise as much existing infrastructure in the design as is possible and practical
• To review implemented designs and re-iterate the planning guidelines to improve the overall quality and cost effectiveness of the network design
• Knowledge of PIA product and experience of planning using PIA will be an advantage
• Ensure KPI’s are hit based on; Deadlines for project areas, fibre pack completion rates, quality and technical standards being met
• Work with key stakeholders and other teams to give the best possible outcomes for your team
• Manager, prioritise and delegate the teams work
• Supervise and carry out field surveys.
• Implement quality KPI reports and up to date Board & SLT feedback at the right time
Deliver quality planning projects to the agreed deadline/timescale

Your experience:
• Excellent leadership & communication skills
• A proven ability to motivate teams
• Expert level technical skills required to manage a planning team
• Understanding of Fibre and civil networks
• Previous experience of planning using PIA
• Understanding of the deployment methods used in telecoms
• Experience with FTTP, pulled fibre designs and XGSPON
• Experience in the end to end FTTP network planning process & supporting systems
• Qualified NRSWA Unit 2 &10
• MS Office knowledge

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