Position: Lead Network Designer - Fibre and SItes
Salary: GBP44000 - GBP67000 per annum
Ref: 522673_1573814707
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 15/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £44,000 - £67,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

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

This role is within the Fibre and Sites Design team which forms part of the Reading based Commercial Design team. You will lead a team of designers and have responsibility for the co-ordination, management and design of the national fibre network and site infrastructure including rack space, power, cooling, CCTV and environmental. You will also manage all commercial fibre and co-location sales opportunities and the fibre repair programme along with the creation and maintenance of key network records. Capacity planning of the fibre network combined with site utilisation design are also key elements of the role along with the business case creation and justification. As lead designer you will be responsible for the day to day management of the Fibre and Sites team, so previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage.

In addition, you will support and provide designs and solutions to fulfil current and future demands for fibre and site infrastructure for growth, sales support and strategic driven projects. You will manage the effective delivery of detailed design workflow from job initiation through to implementation, along with the creation and maintenance of key network records for fibre, network elements and site facilities. Also, you will be responsible for financial and budget requirements and weekly reports.

What do I need?

An essential requirement is experience and understanding of differing fibre types, specifications, optical presentations, testing and interpretation of results. Also you will have an understanding of the major components of a Layer 1, 2 and 3 network design and services. You should demonstrate a good working knowledge of telecommunications technologies, primarily Optical and Ethernet.

You will be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Visio and Excel and have experience of design within a telecommunications environment. You will also have experience in the use of geographical information systems.

We are looking for candidates that can display a high level of confidence, be able to demonstrate initiative and will have the ability to flexible working to ensure we are delivering projects to time and budget. If you are self-motivated with good working knowledge of telecommunications technologies, have a full driving licence and can demonstrate a strong focus on personal and corporate safety, then we want to hear from you.

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

Internal candidates please inform your manager before submitting your application

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: 28/11/2019