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Network Delivery Operations PM

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Job Summary

  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 1358
  • Dec 17, 2020
  • Competitive
Job Description

Network Delivery Operations PM. Manage the relationship with one or more Network Build Contractors to ensure timely delivery of the National Broadband Plan network roll out programme.


The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the largest ever telecommunications project undertaken by the Irish State. It aims to radically transform the country's broadband landscape through the delivery of quality, affordable high-speed broadband to all parts of Ireland where such services are not available commercially.

The NBP will ensure that all people and businesses in the Intervention Area have access to a modern and reliable broadband network, capable of supporting the communications, information, education and entertainment requirements of current and future generations.

The network will be designed, built and operated by National Broadband Ireland, using a combination of State subsidy and commercial investment. It will make its services available to all of the rollout area, which accounts for 23% of the population in about approximately 537,000 homes, farms, schools and businesses.

Key Objectives / Accountabilities:

The purpose of this role is to support the Delivery Manager in proactively managing the relationship with one or more Network Build Contractors to ensure timely delivery of the National Broadband Plan network roll out programme. The role will ensure work of the delivery team is carried out in a controlled tracked and structure manner to ensure efficiently and the optimisation of team effort to meet the needs of the roll out plan. The role will ensure that the compliance, reporting and liaison requirements of the programme office are implemented effectively in the delivery team. Workflow organisation and fluidity within the delivery team and within the engaged contractor organisation to meet the programme office schedules will be crucial.

Key deliverables

  • Contractor delivery schedule
  • Ready for Service Plan and forecast
  • QA programme
  • Work Progress Tracking, (commitment, progress and accruals)
  • Materials reconciliation
  • Project Delivery reports

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with programme manager/capital control/ delivery manager to plan and organise workload for completion by Contractor.
  • Develop and manage contractor production plan to meet workload and deliverable timelines
  • Implement a structured contractor supervision process.
  • Proactively manage the prioritisation and completion of jeopardy works elements.
  • Ensure all work is released for the contractor in a timely and efficient manner by the programme executives.
  • Liaise with Procurement Division to identify and resolve any materials availability issues.
  • Support the programme manager with timely reports on performance on work completion to aid forecasting, capital planning etc.
  • Ensure all appropriate As-built inventory records are submitted to the design manager in a timely manner
  • Encourage responsiveness in the Contractor community and drive response to changing business needs and priorities.
  • Deliver accurate and timely material forecasts to the Procurement Manager.
  • Support the Permits manager and include work fluidity in the management process.
  • Continuously seek out new initiatives, ideas, system developments or process changes that are targeted at improving organisation performance and delivery of orderly build projects.
  • Proactively manage stakeholders to ensure the continuing success and reputation of the business.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience in operational management roles essential
  • 5 Years' experience in a Field operations technical role.
  • Experience in large Utility Infrastructure contract delivery, preferably telecommunications.
  • Experience of operational process in an accredited environment (ISO, etc.) and advantage
  • Project management qualification an advantage.
  • Strong problem-solving capability with a "can-do" attitude
  • Proven ability to respond well to change and maintain flexibility while keeping focus on objectives
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent ambassador for NBI, promoting the organisation and role modelling NBI's values.

Competency Profile:

Business Competencies

Results Focus

Business Focus

Strategic Perspective

Problem Solving

People Competencies


Coaching & Development


Oral & Written Communication

Influencing & Winning Commitment

Interpersonal Skills