Fibre Designer to be responsible for providing commercially and technically robust design solutions

Job Purpose

To provide a professional design resource to ensure that all fibre deployment designs are fit for purpose, cost effective and delivered in a timely manner, ensuring compliance with the Group’s quality and safety standards, whilst complying with appropriate legislation and engineering standards.

Key Objectives and Responsibilities:

Primary Objective:

Responsible for providing commercially and technically robust design solutions that are fit for purpose for the provision of GPON and Active Ethernet network fibre utility infrastructures on all IFNL projects. Develops and evaluates engineering options to achieve market leading, least cost solution using a developer drawing background including the ability to use the correct scale.

Additional Objectives:

  • To design duct infrastructures for site developments and for any associated off-site routes required. These designs should comprise of ducting routes, chamber locations, duct sizes, chamber types, lead-in locations, building entry positions and riser schematics.
  • To prepare detailed chamber / ducting, cable, and fibre-layout drawings for issue to contractors, developers and internal staff utilising stand alone CAD, ESRI packages and other drawing tools.
  • To agree duct infrastructure requirement with developers and their designers to make sure IFNL requirements for infrastructure are understood and agreed.
  • To ensure the fibre infrastructure requirements are understood by the Project Manager and DC Teams by providing a clear works instruction and with these partiers to ensure the fibre infrastructure is deployed in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that the most suitable fibre deployment solution is selects for any given development drawing on all the different methods for fibre deployment, splicing and premises installation applying a minimum cost / maximum benefit approach to all choice of technology and planned works approaches.
  • To ensure all fibre assets are properly recorded in any chosen asset recording system, and to ensure all elements deployed in the fibre plant are labelled using the agreed labelling convention.
  • Assists in the training and development of Fibre Designers to achieve a self-sufficient design function within the Network Design department of IFNL.
  • Liaise with 3rd party stakeholders to obtain the minimum information required to allow the design or technical approval of fibre plant.


  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and others persons who may be affected by your acts and omissions as laid down in the organisation’s Health and Safety Policy, and to comply with all health and safety legislation as appropriate.
  • To participate activity in supporting the principles of equality of opportunity as laid down in the organisation’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • As a term of your employment you may be required to undertake such other duties and/or times of work as may reasonably be required of your, commensurate with your grade or general level of responsibility within the organisation.

Special Conditions Applying:

Flexibility in hours worked to ensure the services provided meet the needs of the business.

Person Specifcation

Qualifications, Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Educated to HNC/D or NVQ level 3/4 in an engineering related discipline.
  • Ability to read architectural drawings / electrical schematics to produce riser schematics.
  • Well developed team player.
  • Able to adapt to a changing work practices and environment.
  • Focused and task driven.
  • Willing to learn new technologies.
  • Self motivated and enthusiastic.


It would be desirable if candidates had experience in one or more of the following:

  • Experience using AutoCAD and other CAD packages.
  • Experience using ArcGIS/ESRI

Knowledge & Experience

  • Extensive knowledge in the design of fibre networks, preferable in the access network environment.
  • Must be familiar with the operation of computer software packages and be able to apply themselves to detailed procedures.

Technical Competencies

  • Health, Safety and Environment – Needs to demonstrate outline knowledge (Level 1)
  • System Design – Needs to demonstrate detailed knowledge (Level 3)
  • System Operation and Maintenance – Needs to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge (Level 1)

40 hour week

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Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH2220_1565169968
Salary: £22000.00 - £22542.00 per annum
Salary From: £22000.00
Salary To: £22542.00
Job Industries: Design and Planning
Job Locations: West Midlands
Job Types: Permanent

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