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Local Authority Technical Liaison PM

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Job Summary

  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 2475
  • Jan 16, 2024
  • Competitive
Job Description

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) is currently accepting candidates for the role of Local Authority Technical Liaison PM to join their growing team!


We're National Broadband Ireland and we're delivering the largest telecommunications project that Ireland has ever seen. We're designing, building and operating Ireland's new, high-speed wholesale broadband network under the National Broadband Plan. Our aim is 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 NBI™ network using a combination of State subsidy and commercial investment will deliver high-speed broadband to over 1.1 million people and over 569,000 premises in Ireland. No matter how remote or rural, no town, village or community will be left behind. NBI will be responsible for the management of the new national broadband network for the next 25 years.

To hear more about our colleagues working on the rollout of the National Broadband Plan, please click here.

Key Objectives / Accountabilities:

The purpose of this role is to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with external licencing authorities including, but not limited to, the 31 Local Authorities (LAs) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to meet the needs of the National Broadband Plan in the most efficient and time critical manner. Specifically working relationships at all engineering levels within the LAs need to be established and maintained.

Key deliverables

  • Operational Agreement and process with the in-scope Local/Permit Authorities
  • Scheduling and attendance of meetings with Local Authority engineers to discuss and agree process for applying for T1s and T21s
  • Regular Communications Process, at various levels, with both Internal and External Stakeholders for the duration of the NBP Rollout
  • Support the LA Permits and Licencing Executives, when necessary, in the processing of licences and act as a technical escalation point when required.
  • Support NBI Build and Project Managers and Build Contractors with resolution of licence application queries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Local/Permit Authorities to develop process to ensure necessary licence and permits are in place in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain process and procedure to interface with licencing authorities and foster a business-like but congenial working environment
  • Liaise and Develop business relationships with local government bodies/agencies e.g. RMO
  • Liaise with Local Authorities for the Deployment Areas kick off meetings with NBI Build Managers and appointed Build Contractors.
  • Technical point of escalation for Build Managers to manage the prioritisation and completion of jeopardy licence and permits.
  • Support the Build Director and Build Managers in the timely delivery of the project on a per Deployment Basis.
  • Continuously seek out new initiatives, ideas, system developments or process changes that will deliver tangible improvements of programme performance.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience in utility operational roles essential
  • 5+ years' experience in a results-oriented environment
  • Experience of multi-functional and cross -functional project delivery
  • Good people orientation and ability to communicate and lead by example
  • Extremely detail-oriented, high level documentation skills
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of planning and Local Authority process a distinct advantage
  • Deep and full understanding of Dept. of Environment and Local government guidelines (Purple Book)
  • 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

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