Network Planner

Intersect Global Ltd
Thetford, UK
14 Sep 2019
27 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Network Planner
£35,000 - £38,000 + (£4,800 car allowance, 10% bonus, benefits)

The Role:

As a Network Planner, you will work on the design of all networks required to enable fibre infrastructure to be built. You will create fundamental city-wide designs through the use of software and tools and to consistently improve the software and tools. You will plan the active service portfolio, including system & network administration, project management. This role will cover many of the following areas:

·Build frameworks to identify required network expansion and changes through analytics, automation and direct required adds, moves, changes, defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.

·Develop solutions to maximize network performance by monitoring performance, targeting upgrades and collaborating with Network Architects & Engineers on network optimisation.

·Working with Engineers manage the underlying resources of the active network, e.g. IP addressing, backhaul capacity, access network scaling.

Responsibilities include:
  • Design and oversee design of agreed fibre architectures to satisfy city design (FTTH)
  • Forecast CAPEX and OPEX requirements of designed infrastructure projects
  • Management and governance of works in compliance with guidelines and code of practice
  • Manage and advise on capacity within the FTTH city
  • Help develop, implement and champion network topologies
  • Apply rigor to data quality within assets and customer management systems
  • Drive consistency, quality, suitability and cost-effectiveness
  • Model and monitor new active city networks
  • Identify and augment existing network as required
  • Deliver short, medium and long-term forecasts for all network components
  • Incrementally improve network capacity monitoring and operational excellence utilising automation, AI etc to drive a lean operating model
  • Work with vendor relationships in regards securing a repeatable supply chain
  • Ensures Stage 1 & 2 As built received, checked and stored

Knowledge & Experience Required:
  • Experience with manipulating data and metadata underpinning a civils and fibre design
  • Detailed understanding of all aspects of civils route planning
  • Detailed understanding of all aspects of fibre planning
  • Detailed understanding of diversionary works code of practice and its application
  • Full understanding of UK local and national authority regulations in respect to civil engineering works
  • Ability to understand and produce detailed industry-standard level of survey, installation and as-built documentation
  • Knowledge and understanding of lit fibre services FTTP methodologies and design
  • Working understanding of long-distance fibre networks
  • Working knowledge of Comsof FiberPlanIT
  • Working knowledge of GE Smallworld

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