Civils Supervisor

Job Title – Civils Supervisor
Job Location – Margate
Jod Description:

  • To supervise and line manage the civils/cabling/splicing gangs to ensure control and management of the 3rd party civils/cabling sub-contractors, on-site;
  • To meet OHS, construction, build quality, productivity and efficiency targets;
  • To manage any welfare requirements of the civils/cabling/splicing gangs;
  • To liaise with local authorities and residents as appropriate to ensure compliance with local requirements prior to and during any construction;
  • To ensure that the correct liaison with local authorities and residents has taken place and any local requirements are adhered to.
  • To attend any meetings as required, on-site or at the local authorities’ premises;
  • To provide technical expertise and be the single point of contact/escalation on all aspects of fibre build and construction; this includes all civils (including re-instatement), cabling and splicing/testing activities, plus production/completion of associated (as-built) documentation within agreed timescales;
  • To manage and track the build/construction team deliverables, ensuring compliance with OHS, contract obligations, and achievement of SLAs and KPIs;
  • To deliver the agreed monthly site audit documentation and implement any corrective action/continuous improvement plans;
  • To provide regular progress updates of individual jobs to the fibre services teams as required;
  • To be an on-call supervisor (scheduled as part of the agreed rota) to manage any fibre network maintenance call outs to satisfactory resolution. This includes providing regular reports and customer updates.

Experience

  • Detailed experience of UK fixed and cable operator network build guidelines and ways of working, including GPON, FTTX and HFC networks;
  • An in-depth knowledge of The New Roads and Street Works Act, 1991 (NRSWA), and its ancillary legislation and the various Codes of Practice;
  • Accreditation to NRWSA Supervisor level; Have a first aid qualification and ideally trained to Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) level;
  • An in-depth knowledge of HSG47 “Avoiding danger from underground services”, together with all OHS requirements and applicable laws;
  • Good network within the UK fibre services industry – both suppliers and customers;
  • Excellent understanding of fibre network architectures and network topologies;
  • 5+ years of network build experience in the UK fibre services industry or civils industry;
  • Excellent knowledge of FTTx topology including mixed networks with GPON, G.Fast, VDSL, HFC, DOCSIS;
  • Strong knowledge of available passive components applicable to FTTx networks and FTTx deployment technologies;
  • Extensive experience with civil engineering and telecoms deployment, including Detailed Design and As-Built Engineering;
  • Extensive experience conducting quality control of fibre engineering build/construction;
  • Experience of managing OSP civils operatives and cabling/splicing engineers;
  • Solid understanding of OSP network build key drivers affecting cost in OSP network roll outs;
  • Analytical and demonstrates ability to solve build/construction and/or operations related problems;
  • Profound understanding of customer challenges within fibre network domain;
  • Ability to work as part of an on-call rota, including night work as part of a 24×7 SLA;
  • Ability to gain confidence with the customer;
  • Demonstrates active listening skills with customers and internal teams;
  • Shows personal accountability and result oriented behaviour at all times;
  • Actively builds and maintains a wide contact network with customers, suppliers, Local Authorities/Councils, competitors and Ericsson colleagues;
  • Good knowledge of network build from exchange/head end to customer premises;
  • Good knowledge of CDM Regulations and up-to-date working knowledge of related legislation;
  • Good knowledge of private wayleave and customer consents;
  • Knowledge of the catalogue of HAUC & NJUG published advice notes;
  • Knowledge of the various trench excavation methods, including but not limited to: manual digging, top-cutting, mechanical trenching, narrow trenching, mole-ploughing, directional-drilling;
  • Good knowledge of backfill & reinstatement materials & their associated HAUC approval status.
  • Good knowledge of the traffic management Code Of Practice
  • Good knowledge of TMA and permitting/noticing legislation

Field Delivery & Resource Manager

Field Delivery & Resource Manager
Location: Chester, CH4 8RH

Comvergent have an opportunity in our Chester office as a Field Delivery & Resource Manager. Responsible for the overall strategy, delivery and ongoing development of Field Services, customer satisfaction and achieving business objectives ensuring the profitability of field services.
Responsibilities of Field Delivery & Resource Manager;

  • Proactively manage, coach and develop a high performing and motivated team which delivers a trained, capable and flexible engineering resource with transferable skills to meet and exceed our customers SLA
  • Responsible for ensuring safe working practices for all employees and agents within field services and ensuring the appropriate training and health and safety requirements/standards are met
  • Responsible for the effective management of all regional personnel, including motivating and leading the team, establishing performance objectives and personal development plans.
  • Responsible for developing and ensuring the Field Services resource plan is aligned to current and future customer requirements

Essential Skills & Experience;

  • 5+ years experience of managing widely dispersed teams in Telecoms (Field Engineer resource)
  • Strong knowledge of Microwave deployment planning
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Budget management experience (forecasting and control)
  • Workforce management processes and systems experience

In return, you’ll work for a close-knit, innovative company that is invested in your wellbeing and personal development. Committed to employee engagement, Comvergent empowers each staff member to achieve their goals.
In a happy and healthy office, you’ll work with a team of colleagues who take pride in their role and believe in cooperation and openness with each other.
Comvergent promote other benefits such as; breakfast mornings, employee fun days, weekly fresh fruit baskets, staff events and other innovative ideas brought forward by the Comvergent Committee.
We are also proud to support both national and local charities through a range of fundraising activities that we encourage staff get involved in.

Telecommunication Engineer

Telecommunications Engineer

Location: South Wales, England

Comvergent are seeking a BT accredited Telecommunication Engineers for a large scale Telecommunications FTTC project in the UK. If no BT certificates are present, Comvergent can supply this through training, but experience pulling cable, terminating into PCP or DSLAM is essential

Working in 2 man teams the Telecommunication Engineer will be responsible for:

  • A55 Surveying of existing BT PCP / DSLAM ducting and cabinets in readiness for PCP upgrade requirements, and completing required documentation.
  • Cable pulling between PCP cabinets and DSLAM access points.
  • Kroning down of 100 pair cables within the DSLAM and PCP cabinets.
  • Side pod install
  • DSLAM card installation and SWAP upgrade activities.

Background requirements:

  • Ideally BT accredited / certified
  • Previous experience working on PCP / DSLAM roadside cabinets (e-side, d-side)
  • Understands how to use a Kroning tool within the DSLAM and PCP cabinets
  • NRSWA certified
  • Safety and Craft modules; Underground, Location of U/G Services, Tie Cable installation and termination.
  • FTTC RDSLAM Copper

We can offer:

  • Van
  • Fuel Card
  • Accommodation
  • Tools

Meaning what you earn per job is what you take home.

Key: Telecommunication Engineer, Fibre, Fiber, FTTC Engineer, BT, accreditation, cabinet, FTTP, Huawei, Openreach, PCP, DSLAM, optical fiber, jointing, upgrades, e-side, d-side

Telecommunication Engineer

Telecommunications Engineer

Location: Chester, North West of England

Comvergent are seeking a BT accredited Telecommunication Engineers for a large scale Telecommunications FTTC project in the UK. If no BT certificates are present, Comvergent can supply this through training, but experience pulling cable, terminating into PCP or DSLAM is essential

Working in 2 man teams the Telecommunication Engineer will be responsible for;

  • A55 Surveying of existing BT PCP / DSLAM ducting and cabinets in readiness for PCP upgrade requirements, and completing required documentation.
  • Cable pulling between PCP cabinets and DSLAM access points.
  • Kroning down of 100 pair cables within the DSLAM and PCP cabinets.
  • Side pod install
  • DSLAM card installation and SWAP upgrade activities.

Background requirements;

  • Ideally BT accredited / certified
  • Previous experience working on PCP / DSLAM roadside cabinets (e-side, d-side)
  • Understands how to use a Kroning tool within the DSLAM and PCP cabinets
  • NRSWA certified
  • Safety and Craft modules; Underground, Location of U/G Services, Tie Cable installation and termination.
  • FTTC RDSLAM Copper

Key: Telecommunication Engineer, Fibre, Fiber, FTTC Engineer, BT, accreditation, cabinet, FTTP, Huawei, Openreach, PCP, DSLAM, optical fiber, jointing, upgrades, e-side, d-side