Design Manager

Reference

MCO/AR/056501

Sector

Telecoms

Salary

£70,000 Per Annum

Town/City

Aldham / Remote / Working

Contract Type

Permanent

Closing Date

28/09/2021

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Design Manager – Aldham / Remote / Working from Home

Salary:  Up to £70,000 + benefits

The Company:

Our client is not like other broadband providers, and they don’t really want to be. They’re currently on a mission to ensure rural villages in the East of England can access full-fibre broadband, that’s future-ready. Unlike many other broadband service providers, they work with the community to build full-fibre broadband networks, which they fund through private investment. They then provide a new, future ready, Hyper fast service to homes and businesses within the village.

They are now looking for an experienced Design Manager to join their team working remotely.

Roles and Responsibilities:

To support our client’s growth toward becoming the leading broadband network and services provider in the Essex area, we are looking for a talented and experienced Design Manager.

Reporting to the Director of Delivery, the Design Manager’s main responsibilities will be:

  • Accountable for the design strategy for the business
  • Create and own the end-to-end design process and plans and ensure that they are being delivered to meet the business objectives (HLD to LLD and associated planning packs, through build and in life/operations)
  • Create and own the network architecture for the core and access networks
  • Responsible for ensuring the network is designed to be future proofed and includes the latest technology and delivery innovation
  • Accountable for ensuring the design, and related information, are provided to support a predictable outcome at the build stage
  • Ensure the designs and the information provided meet the minimum quality requirements and can be used to support the business objectives
  • Own and manage the design related systems through the business to support the design process
  • Ensure that the design process is documented and updated regularly to reflect any key changes in the regulatory, PIA etc. environment
  • Manage the internal and external design team to ensure that the designs are delivered to meet the agreed quality and timelines
  • Work closely with Sales and other areas of the business to support the business strategy moving forward i.e. assess where we go next, how we get there etc.
  • Responsible for all data into and out of the design team to meet the business processes, requirements and time scales
  • Responsible for all changes management (DFE) within the design team  
  • Working as part of the project team ensure that the build partners are supported through the duration of the project and that the design team are influencing, where appropriate, the build planning activity
  • Management of the design budget
  • Line management for the Design team
  • Implement a continuous improvement philosophy within the internal and external teams
  • Provide regular reports on performance and status to the key stakeholders
  • Management of contractor teams and all key stakeholders within the processes to support the design
  • Liaise with partners to identify new opportunities for the business to improve/optimise operationally its delivery process
  • Performance management, analysis and driving improvement of all contractors
  • Management of any construction Design and Management (CDM) requirements/regulations within the design area
  • Other such reasonable duties within the general scope of the job title

Skills and Experience:

  • Creating design and planning rules and strategic direction for the network
  • Experience of designing networks using multiple solutions i.e. overhead, underground, PIA, radio etc. Experience of working in a telecommunications infrastructure build environment
  • Proven ability of designing networks on a GIS system
  • Third party contractor management
  • Knowledge of the passive and active equipment used in delivering fibre networks
  • Knowledge of different network technology i.e. GPON, WDM, fibre, radio etc.
  • Team management skills
  • Ability to co-ordinate Design and Construction activities
  • Process creation and management
  • Knowledge of Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations
  • Ability to communicate at all levels 
  • Commercial awareness 
  • Outcome orientated and objective driven
  • Willing to undertake further training to fulfil the requirements of the role
  • Willing to work additional hours in line with business needs
  • Willing to travel to the office to support the business as required     
  • Proven and demonstrable team management experience    

As this is a working from home opportunity it’s important that you can accommodate home working, this includes suitable space to work from and an internet connection which will support it (minimum download speed of 10Mbps).

They offer:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded team of experts dedicated to making every project a great success. You’ll get a package including a competitive salary, excellent working conditions, and additional benefits.

  • Up to £70,000 + benefits
  • The opportunity to work with a diverse team of professionals
  • The chance to work for a growing organisation
  • Remote / working from home

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