Design Manager

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Job Role:

Leading all fibre design activities and provide technical expertise on all aspects of fibre design and planning.


  • Assist with pre-sales activities focused on fibre network design and deployment projects
  • Drive operational readiness activities
  • Liaising with customers
  • Assisting field and project teams
  • Manage internal and 3rd party teams to produce high quality designs of HFC, FTTX and B2B networks for underground networks
  • Manage project demand and resources
  • Responsible for new build, customer connections, network upgrades, diversionary works and customised solutions
  • Continually focused on improving costs, timescales and quality

Technical Requirements

  • Experience of fixed and cable operator fibre design, including detailed knowledge of working on GPON, FTTX and HFC networks
  • Established network within the fibre services industry (supplier and customer)
  • Excellent understanding of fibre network architectures and network topology
  • Strong design experience and usage of design, survey and inventory applications (ArcGIS, QGIS, AutoCAD, Smallworld, Gcomms, Network Engineer etc)
  • Excellent knowledge of FTTx topology, including mixed networks with GPON, G.FAST, VDSL, HFC, DOCSIS
  • Extensive experience with Permit draftings/drawings, HLD, LLD and As-Built Engineering
  • Experience conducting quality control of fibre engineering designs
  • Experience of managing OSP design engineers
  • Solid understanding of OSP network design key drivers affecting cost in OSP network rollouts
  • Profound understanding of customer challenges within fibre network domain
  • Ability to gain confidence with clients
  • Site Survey experience
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