Senior Fibre Planner

Location West Sussex
Discipline: Telecoms & Civil Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £50,000
Contact name: Lee McCormack

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Job ref: IAR347
Published: about 1 year ago

Senior Fibre Planner
West Sussex
Salary: £ 40,000  - £50,000 (depending on experience and qualifications)

The role is responsible for assisting the Planning Manager to ensure that all aspects of the company planning works adhere to the high-quality standards and technical prowess expected.

You will be supervising and motivating a team responsible for the surveying and planning of new CATV HFC (Hybrid Fibre/Coax) and FTTX Fibre Access/Core networks, to precise client specifications, time scales & budgets. 

Utilizing (where specified by the client), BT PIA (Physical Infrastructure Access) as a planning tool for fibre optic network deployment. 


  • Ensure that all network planning works are delivered to client specifications, in agreed timeframes and within budget

  • Liaise with cable and civils field teams to ensure a smooth build phase of works

  • Assist the Planning Manager with coaching/mentoring of the junior and trainee planners

  • In the Planning Managers absence, supervisor the planning departments time and resources to ensure a swift and high-quality delivery of works

  • Responsible for supervising a team, surveying and planning both fibre to the premise (FTTP), Core Fibreoptic Networks & CATV (HFC) access networks

  • Provide first line management to your team, allocating duties and monitoring their progress

  • Responsible for regularly reviewing industry standards for all relevant network technologies to ensure that our planned proposals are technically proficient and meet requirements of health & safety for the teams responsible for build implementation

  • Effectively plan and implement solutions to improve efficiency

  • Ensure your team are proficient & comfortable with the use of our in-house digital planning tools

  • Own complaints and resolution for all planning related works. Provide an effective escalation route for all customer issues in relation to network proposals and resolve appropriately

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with our internal and external customers and suppliers ensuring consistent quality of service

  • Actively Gather detailed feedback from internal and external customers. Monitor performance against objectives and targets

  • Maintain all technical and operational documentation in accordance with processes and procedures

  • Conduct regular performance reviews with colleagues to ensure objectives are set and progress is regularly reviewed

  • Implement and manage technical training and competency framework initiatives

  • Effective management of budget – Ensure compliance to financial governance processes

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Experience working in a Network Planning environment, with a background in HFC / Fibreoptic / telephony network planning

  • Knowledge of Broadband Networks, Fibreoptic GPON Networks and Digital TV Technology

  • Knowledge and understanding of Fibreoptic and CATV Hybrid Fibre/Coax network architecture

  • Knowledge of BT PIA (Physical Infrastructure Access) Specifications & Systems as a Planning tool

  • Organised, assertive with excellent time keeping skills

  • Demonstrate a preference in achieving or exceeding standards, focusing on delivery of targets, quality, and deadlines

  • Full Clean UK driving license

Education & Qualification Requirements:

  • Manual Handling

  • IOSH Working Safely

  • Asbestos Awareness

  • CDM Awareness


  • PIA - SA001 Safety Overhead

  • PIA - SA002 Safety Underground

  • PIA - S5 Pole Survey

  • PIA - S006 Duct Survey