Access Network Planning Engineer

MECS Communications Ltd
Borehamwood, UK
27 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
@mecscomms is recruiting 2 x contract Access Network Planning Engineers to work for a Global IT, Cloud, Telecoms Carrier & Network service provider based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. The Network Planner will be responsible for the day to day planning, provisioning, delivery & order management process for core transmission, fibre & access network infrastructure and circuit orders. We are looking for applicants with a wide range of Fixed, Wireless & IP network planning & provisioning experience across carrier grade networks encompassing WAN, SDH, Transmission, Fibre, xWDM, HTC, FTTP, FTTH technologies.

Position: Access Planning Engineer, Network Planner, Circuit Provisioning Engineer, Service Delivery

Location: Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 17.30

Duration: 12 months+ contract

Rate: £17 per hour

Environment: Global IT, Technology, Cloud, Infrastructure, Telecom, Telecommunications, Telecoms, Telco, Carrier, ISP, Service Provider, WAN, Interconnects, IP, SDH, Transmission, Fibre, xWDM, HTC, FTTP, FTTH, Data, Voice, Connectivity, Network Architecture, Service Delivery, Network Planner, Access Planning Engineer, Circuit Provisioning Engineer, Capacity Planner, Capacity Management, Provisioning, Order Management, Order Project Manager, Inventory Management, Traffic Management, Scheduling, Supply Chain.

Key Activity:

*Order validation & management
*Network planning
*Circuit allocation & provisioning
*Capacity & traffic management
*Network optimisation
*Project coordination
*Order management
*Inventory management


New opportunity for 2 Access Network Planning Engineers to support the planning & provisioning of customer & OLO orders for this global tier 1 Carrier. The role will be responsible for planning, network capacity & the delivery of orders, ensuring all parties involved in the supply chain achieve due date & lead time targets.


*Validate order forms in the inventory management systems

*Determine the best method of connecting to the transmission network & terminating port

*Allocate network capacity at the selected POP site

*Determine hardware, cabling, multiplexes or cards requirements

*Populate Amdocs systems with the services and features required for the order

*Analyse capacity augmentation & optimisation to prevent network bottlenecks

*Handle escalations & resolve planning related issues

*Respond to customer or OLO enquires

*Ensure timely & cost effective provisioning of order

*Diagnoses, troubleshoots and resolves problems

*Meet SLA targets for new orders

Candidate profile:

The ideal candidate will have had previous experience within an Access Network Planning Engineer role working on network deployment projects for a leading telecom, internet, ISP or hosting company. You will have a broad understanding of telecom & service provider technology, products and services whereby your skillset & experience is likely to include some or all of the following:

*Understand a variety of Wide Area Network (WAN) based products and services across voice, data, connectivity and transmission infrastructures for fixed, wireless & IP networks.

*Basic understanding of telecom standards & protocols

*Experience of network planning activity for the order management process

*Familiarity with network capacity & traffic management principles

*Circuit allocation & provisioning

*Coordination skills and a logical approach

*Good communication skills, both verbal & written

*Computer literate with the use of Microsoft Office Suite (email, word, excel)

*It is essential for the successful individual to consent to BPSS (Basic Check) and SC level security clearance checks.

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