Head of Network Planning

Head of Network Planning

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    Kent, England

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    Up to £65000.00 per annum

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    Ben Weston

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    4 months ago

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We are currently recruiting for a new ISP who are looking to expand their design team with a Head of Network Design for the FTTP department. This is an opportunity to get your foot in the door with a company that are in growth mode but currently still small, therefore the future is very exciting! The ideal candidate will have experience in managing planning teams on networks such as Openreach, Virgin Media, Hyperoptic or City Fibre

The ideal candidate will have 5 years of planning management experience or has overseen and delivered large scale FTTP design projects.

Head of Network Planning
Salary: Up to £65k + OTB + Shares + Package
Location: South East (Kent)

*Design the fibre-optic infrastructure and civils for Fibre FTTP networks.
*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
*To look for ways to utilise as much existing infrastructure in the design as is possible and practical
*To take responsibility for statutory notices and wayleaves
*Ownership of Instigating and managing Field surveys
*Responsible for sourcing and onboarding Civils Subcontractors and monitoring their performance
*To drive the continuous improvement of blockage clearance time
*Manage Streetworks inspections and defects in a timely manner
*To review implemented designs and re-iterate the planning guidelines to improve the overall quality and cost effectiveness of the network design
*Flexibility to work across multiple aspects of the E2E planning process
*Knowledge of PIA product and experience of planning using PIA will be an advantage
*Ensure KPIs 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
*Undertake and supervise As-Built process including timely submissions
*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