Position: Fibre Network Engineer
Salary: GBP45000 - GBP59000 per annum
Ref: 522760_1574349734
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 21/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Havant

Salary: £45,000 - £59,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms operates a 13,700km private telecoms network, with 265 Points of Presence and connectivity to over 80 commercial data centres that span the UK. With its extensive telecoms engineering experience, the company provides commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource to Service Providers, Large Enterprises and the Public Sector providing a competitive range of leading-edge Ethernet, Cloud Connect, Optical Networking and Co-location services.

What is the Role

Due to significant growth, the SSE Enterprise Telecoms division is currently recruiting for Fibre Network Engineers to join our Fibre and Records Team to help support the UK wide network.

This role involves you leading a team of onsite engineers and working with our Network Architects on future network designs while also providing analysis and reporting on network performance. Your will role will be to determine, repair and rectify network faults in a live environment and during planned network outages. We also require all members to be part of a callout team which will cover 1 week in 5 to cover all out of hours works.

As Fibre Network Engineer you will also work closely with other teams within Telecoms on IP, MPLS AND DWDM.

This is a fantastic opportunity for career development within a fast-moving and growing department.

What do I need?

As Fibre Network Engineer, you will have broad network exposure and experience of working within a Telecoms NOC environment. To be successful in the role you should have knowledge of the following systems:

Fibre optic installation methods and testing techniques (OTDR/ILM, PMD/CD), Microsoft suite (Visio / Access / Excel ) and GE Smallworld/GIS experience.

Higher network functions and knowledge of the OSI stack to determine, repair and rectify network faults in a live environment and during planned network outages is a requirement for the role as well as leading a team of onsite engineers day or night.

IP, MPLS and DWDM knowledge and skills would be useful as you will be working closely with other teams within Telecoms on these platforms.

You should also have a CFCE qualification or equivalent in Fibre characterisation and testing. Optical qualifications in CWDM+DWDM would be highly beneficial.

You will be flexible, committed and a self-motivated team worker, with excellent communication and organisational skills, including prioritising workloads. You will have good analytical skills with the ability to work on your own initiative but also act as a key team player.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Internal applicants, please notify your line manager before applying.

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Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Closing date for applications is: 09/12/2019