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Network Planner Change Assessor

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Job Summary

  • Dublin West
  • Permanent
  • 1768
  • Mar 28, 2022
  • Competitive
Job Description

NBI is looking for an experienced FTTH Design Professional who wants to jump in head-first and help scale a mission-driven company that has experienced rapid growth.

About us

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 554,000 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:

NBI is looking for an experienced FTTH Design Professional who wants to jump in head-first and help scale a mission-driven company that has experienced rapid growth.

As Network Design Updates are required to facilitate the planning of new/changed premises within the Intervention Area covered by National Broadband Plan, an opportunity exists to complete Network Design Update assessments managing all technical considerations to complete design proposals, document requirements and oversee updates through to implementation in some instances.

To act in an autonomous manner and make assessments on the required updates to existing high level design, as-design and as-built Network & Connections to facilitate premise additions and changes.
Be able to estimate works required using existing work codes for the materials as part of the assessment process to create reports that include proposals and potential costs.
To document design proposals for internal review & external partners/vendors.
Be flexible and capable of completing assessments across multiple systems to gather information.
Be able to work independently with tools provided with minimal dependency on existing teams.
To be highly competent with FTTH Network Design in GE SmallWorld Inventory System and in ARC GIS.

Key deliverables

  • Assessments of Network/Connections Design and Planning Requirements for additions and changes across various existing Network & Network Designs at various stages in the overall programme.
  • Create Statements of Work as required for assessments to progress to implementation on completed Network managed by Network Operations
  • Reports on outcomes of investigations and recommendations to process or technical queries associated with additional Network Planning.
  • Assessment and recommendations of variations and improvements for the design outputs when working with external partners/vendors.
  • Quality improvement proposals and plans.

Key Responsibilities:

Ownership of the technical design assessment, Network & Connections of new/changed premise within existing designs, built network
Verification of compliance with the network architecture rules.
Act to minimise the level of required in-field changes to the initial connection designs.
Work to ensure proposed additions/changes to design are properly costed, approved, and electronically captured.
Be a source of ideas and innovation to improve the accuracy of Supplementary Network Planning

Knowledge and experience:

  • Qualified to at least degree level in a relevant engineering/electrical/electronic/ICT discipline.
  • 5+ years' experience in the production of Fibre Access Network Detailed designs or similar .
  • Extensive experience with GE SmallWorld Inventory System and understanding of FTTH Network Design.
  • Extensive experience with GIS and ArcGIS.
  • Experience in Geospatial analyses and reporting
  • Experience with ERP system SAP S4 HANA.
  • Experience of Quality Assurance and Quality management systems essential.
  • Experience of telecommunications network construction principles essential.
  • Experience of local authority licencing, wayleave process and related requirements.
  • Ability to manage time and deal with multiple complex problems at once.
  • High levels of flexibility, willingness to learn and develop new skills both individually and as a team member.
  • Ability to successfully interact with external partners/vendors.
  • Excellent analytical skills with high attention to detail and good documentation skills
  • Excellent ambassador for the NBI values and ethos, promoting both behavioural and role modelling traits