Technical Project Engineer

Technical Project Engineer

Location: Flexible (Chester or Home Based)

Role Summary:
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Technical Project Engineer will be responsible for providing operational
and technical support to our field resources, alongside completing the technical gating of all client sites in
Comvergent’s remit. The successful candidate will have experience of working on MBNL programs and
demonstrate sound technical skills.

Technical Project Engineer Responsibilities:
* Conducting Initial gating and planning of PIVs across the project.
* Supporting OTD and Field Supervisors to ensure any issues are identified and rectified promptly.
* Reviewing completed PIVs upon submission for any major rigging/design issues and flagging into the
build team.
* Assist with the development, documentation and management of processes and workflow relating to
the project deliverables and service level agreement.
* Support project team with appropriate levels of knowledge transfer to help other team members
identify and review HOP related issues.
* Produce high quality, detailed weekly & daily reports on progress of activities to the business.
* Reviewing and ordering necessary consumables from supplier for delivery.
* Carry out ad-hoc tasks and activities in accordance with business requirements as required.
* Ensure compliance with relevant Health and Safety legislation and guidelines.

Technical gating of all sites within the allocated pot is a key element of this role. The successful Technical Project
Engineer must be competent in understanding the solution required as gleaned from Design Documentation
and working with the relevant team members to ensure the below aspects of build / DICI are covered and gated
with appropriate staff:
* Rigging requirements (active components)
* Electrical requirements (liaise with Electrical Project Engineer)
* Civil requirements (liaise with Build Manager)
* Create Production Bill of Materials from design documents / site survey
* Appropriately skilled resources are assigned where appropriate from Comvergent’s talent pool.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
* Proven experience in providing Technical Support on MBNL related project delivery.
* Ability to learn and adapt into a new project environment.
* Ability to identify technical process inefficiencies and drive through process improvements for
accelerated delivery with minimal impact to cost of delivery
* Proven experience of working in a technical support environment, as a key member of a successful
project delivery team.
* Sound understanding of technical components that constitute a good HOP, whether it be Build or Light
HOP
* At least five years’ continuous experience within a UK deployment project environment
* At least two years’ experience in a technical support role on MBNL network

Quantity Surveyor

Job Title – Quantity Surveyor

Job Location – Remote working

Job Role:

Reporting to the Commercial Manager you will be responsible for the commercial control of our clients FTTP network rollout to ensure that our supply chain deliver a first class service, on time and on budget.

If you like being close to the action, working hand-in-hand with construction teams and solving problems together with our Civils and Fibre partners – then role your sleeves up, come and make decisions and create something from nothing. You will be a huge success

Responsibilities

  • Contractor Onboarding
  • Contract Administration
  • Contractor Relationship Management
  • Application for Payment Processing
  • Payment Notices
  • Pay Less Notices
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Cost Control
  • Estimate to Complete
  • Change Control
  • Risk Management
  • Contract Performance and Improvement
Experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the FTTP industry
  • Extensive knowledge of FTTP civils construction
  • Extensive knowledge supplier performance frameworks
  • Extensive knowledge of project budget management
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial/procurement processes

Service Manager

Service Manager

Are you looking for a long-term career with an employer that genuinely wants to invest in your personal growth and development?

Our client is one of the largest operators of telecoms infrastructure within Europe and due to continued business growth and acquisition are seeking a skilled Service Manager to join their team.

Reporting to the Head of Access & Service, the Service Manager will help manage the external Site Access supplier service by ensuring that processes and operational performance deliver a high standard of customer service. The Service Manager will be a natural leader, helping to manage operations at scale within a fast-paced environment. A keen customer centric attitude and the ability to drive supplier performance are key.

The Service Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing external supplier operational delivery team (approx. 10 members) alongside working with the internal Site Access Operational team (approx. 15 members)
  • Accountable for implementing supplier governance, contract implementation and performance management.
  • Working closely with and forming great relationships with suppliers to provide excellent customer service and maintain service levels.
  • Building excellent working relationships with our customers; understanding their challenges and translate to successful outcomes.
  • Managing Continuous Improvement project activity – identifying improvement projects and delivering outcomes, including customer specific deliverables.
  • Owning operational processes and documentation, ensuring that customers and internal teams are up to date on current practice and working procedures.
  • Working closely with Senior Site Access Coordinator and Senior Customer Experience Manager to identify service-related issues and efficiency opportunities.
  • Implement performance management processes and KPI’s management Interpret contract requirements.

We would welcome applicants with the following skills and experience:

  • Ideally, you’ll come from a mobile telecoms/Service delivery background.
  • Be a natural communicator, proficient at building relationships in challenging circumstances.
  • Have experience building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and exceeding customer delivery expectations.
  • Previous experience managing teams internally alongside external suppliers.
  • Hold Lean Six Sigma qualification (desirable)
  • Desirable to hold ITIL V3 Foundation with demonstrable knowledge of ITIL Service Lifecycle principles specifically:
    • Incident Management
    • Problem Management
    • Service Level Management
    • Supplier Management
  • Ability to travel to other offices when required.

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

Job Location: Altrincham (WA14) moving to Manchester in Q1 2022 – 3 days in the office 2 days remote.

Start Date: ASAP

Employment type: Permanent

Salary: £40 – 50k (Depending on experience) + bonus and benefits

Site Design Lead

Site Design Lead

Are you a veteran design lead within the telecoms industry?

Do you want to put your skills and experience to use for a company that value long term growth and personal development?

Our client is one of the largest operators of telecoms infrastructure within Europe and due to continued business growth and acquisition are seeking a Site Design Lead to join their team in Daventry.

Reporting to the Design Manager, the Site Design Lead will provide design input and expertise across the client’s telecoms projects and help ensure compliance to customer specifications, all whilst helping the Design Manager represent the business on all design related issues.

The Site Design Lead is also responsible for:

  • Authoring design guidelines and specifications for use by all undertaking design on behalf of the company. Maintain concurrency of client specifications to British Standards.
  • Operating systems for monitoring the quality of designs carried out by in house designers and contractors alongside reviewing high-cost construction items and helping maintain low operating costs where possible.
  • Developing and improving design practices through the implementation of continuous improvement plans for design quality, including processes, techniques, and training.
  • Assisting with feasibility studies for new projects when required.
  • Co-ordinating drawing delivery from external contractors and check drawings for technical content.
  • Liaising with customers to ensure compliance to their required specifications, ensure that specification changes are suitably managed and communicated to internal teams and external suppliers.
  • Assessing all designs for ICNIRP compliance and ensure all submitted designs are “value engineered” to provide the best technical & financial solution.
  • Maintaining accurate records of drawing instructions & approvals alongside managing the drawing filing systems and client database.
  • Compiling specific reports for monitoring contractor progress.
  • Liaising with the Programme Managers to ensure all customer specification change is controlled and its impact analysed and understood.
  • Liaising with external suppliers to ensure delivery to the required standards, SLAs, and volumes.

We would welcome applicants with the following skills and experience:

  • 5-10 years’ experience in the telecoms industry primarily involving designing telecoms installations from an RF design/Engineering standpoint.
  • Excellent knowledge of the telecoms infrastructure industry in the UK.
  • Good awareness of compliance standards (such as ICNIRP) when going through the design process.
  • Excellent communicator who can provide information across several levels of a business with ease.
  • Ability to travel to sites, customers, or suppliers as part of the design consultation process when required.

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

Job Location: Daventry (NN11) 3 days a week, 2 days remote moving to Leamington Spa in Q1 2022.

Start Date: ASAP

Employment type: Permanent

Package: £40,000 – £50,000 (DOE)

Cabling Engineer

Cabling Engineer

At Comvergent we make networks work and despite the challenges over the last year have entered an exciting stage of new business growth. As such we are seeking Cabling Engineers (2-man teams) to join our team working across London for a project commencing this November.

We have both permanent and contract vacancies available and the Cabling Engineers will primarily be working in 2-man teams to complete MDU (Multiple Dwelling Units) fibre installations across the London area.

The Cabling Engineers will also be responsible for:

  • Installing containments (internally and externally going up the outsides of buildings); box trunk installation, tray work (on top or inside)
  • Pulling cable between risers (i.e., utility panels that carry cable between floors)
  • Pulling cable in cable chambers
  • Production of SLD’s on successful completion of tasks along with the creation of accurate A55 documents using Planpoint application or similar.
  • Understanding Microsoft Word/Excel/PDF based Job Packs.
  • Understanding BT diagrams.
  • Working outdoors in all weathers.
  • Travel to and from various locations as and when required.
  • Working to completion deadlines to ensure operational requirements are met along with working in confined spaces.
  • Completion of works to a high standard is expected by Comvergent Limited
  • Flexibility with regards to working hours as some locations may be out of hours due to traffic restrictions as well as being prepared to work out of the area if required (accommodation will be provided in these occasions)
  • Attend accredited training courses as and when required.
  • Always adhering to all Comvergent Limited Health and Safety policies.

We would welcome applicants with the following skills and qualifications:

  • MDU installation or similar cabling experience.
  • Previous experience of working on the Openreach One Fibre Network.
  • NRSWA Unit 2 Accreditation between one member of the team.
  • BT Openreach accredited for at least 2 years ideally with the following accreditations:
    • SA001 Safety overhead.
    • SA002 Safety underground.
    • S8 PIA overhead cable installation.
    • S7 PIA sub-duct and cable installation.
  • Full UK manual driving license held for a minimum of 12 months.
  • UK trailer licence required by at least one member of the team.
  • Ability to work unsupervised in teams of two and have a strong customer focused attitude.

Location: London

Role Type: Permanent & Contract work available!

Start Date: November 2021

Permanent Salary: £25- 30k (DOE) with employee benefits (including private healthcare, dental)

Contract Rate: Price Per Job working self-employed under CIS

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

Health and Safety Manager

Health and Safety Manager

Are you looking to put your knowledge of Health and Safety principles to good use with a growing and dynamic employer within telecoms?

Looking for a fulfilling career in a company focused on growth and employee development?

Our client is one of the largest operators of telecoms infrastructure within Europe and due to continued business growth and acquisition are seeking an experienced Health and Safety Manager to join their team.

Reporting to the Head of Safety, Health and Environmental the Health and Safety Manager would primarily be responsible for implementing and evaluating programs designed to limit SHE risks to the Client’s employees and suppliers.

The Health and Safety Manager is also responsible for:

  • Collaborating with various teams to share site SHE plans and data.
  • Providing relevant training programs and worker studies alongside consultation to organizations or agencies on the workplace application of SHE principles, practices, or techniques.
  • Preparing/reviewing specifications/orders for the purchase of safety equipment, ensuring that proper features are present and that items conform to SHE standards.
  • Preparing and maintaining all required SHE reports, records and documentation. Run reports and statistics from the systems and collating SHE data for submission to the larger Client group in the UK.

We would welcome applicants with the following skills and experience:

  • A Telecoms background is desirable working in a similar role with 3+ years’ experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of compliance to the relevant ISO standards and integrated management systems, including methods of continuous improvement.
  • Must have knowledge of ISO 45001 & 14001 standards.
  • Hold recognised qualifications for SHE (NEBOSH & IEMA)
  • Excellent communication skills able to present knowledge and reports to several stakeholders across a business.
  • Ability to travel to potential/existing suppliers when required.

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

Job Location: Reading (RG1) 3 days a week, 2 days remote.

Start Date: ASAP

Package: £40,000 – £50,000 (DOE) + Bonus

Project Manager

PROJECT MANAGER

Are you a motivated individual who is looking to direct, implement and deliver telecommunication site development projects? If the answer’s yes, we want to hear from you! We want to know your experience in project management, ranging from standard to complex projects, from initiation through to completion in line with company frameworks, meeting the agreed budget, timescales and specification.

Location: Altrincham

Start Date: Immediate

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 + Bonus

The Project Manager will;

  • Define the project scope, goals and deliverables and produce the Project Initiation Document
  • Define the tasks and resources required to deliver the project and produce a comprehensive project plan establishing project timelines, dependencies and critical paths
  • Identify and assign the project team members, both direct and virtual, required to deliver the project, agree allocation of activities and manage delivery throughout the project lifecycle
  • Manage the project budget allocated
  • Identify 3rd party suppliers and ensure their standards of delivery, product specification and
  • documentation is aligned to project requirements
  • Manage customer relationships and interactions across the project, providing regular progress reports and responding to customer feedback
  • Track progress against project deliverables and report to stakeholders
  • Use defined processes to manage changes to project scope, risks, issues and overall project governance
  • Evaluate each project against its scope and objectives and produce a Project Closure Report

We would be interested in speaking with candidates who have:

  • A minimum of 4 years as Project Manager or similar, working on Mobile Network Operator Radio Access Network (RAN) roll out / installation projects
  • An understanding of either Site Acquisition, Site Design and Build
  • Demonstratable experience of being involved in a full project lifecycle from start up to completion/handover
  • Excellent customer facing skills and experience facing UK telecom operator / vendor stakeholders
  • Good change management skills
  • A Degree or relevant qualifications; PRINCE 2, PMP, APM (PMW), etc.
  • Strong analytical, reporting and presentation skills

Solution Manager

Solution Manager

Looking for a fulfilling career in a company focused on growth and employee development?

Do you want to put your skills to use in a dynamic company that has rapidly grown to become a leader within telecoms?

Our client is one of the largest operators of telecoms infrastructure within Europe and due to continued business growth and acquisition are seeking a Solution Manager to join their team.

Reporting to the Head of Product & Solutions within UK team the Solution Manager would primarily be responsible for leading the strategy planning process to help create and develop long term plans alongside capitalising on growth opportunities for existing and new products/segments.

The Solution Manager is also responsible for:

  • Leading and developing the annual Country Plan process and support the 3 Year business planning process.
  • Creating and implementing associated plans and manage the overall execution programme, alongside providing monthly reporting to the Management Team at the Growth Board.
  • Developing business cases, based on analysis of data, to demonstrate growth opportunities and maximise core business performance.
  • Providing strategic input & insight through competitive analysis for the development of products and propositions into the UK market.
  • Ad hoc duties related to strategic bids and small UK-based transactions as required.

We would welcome applicants with the following skills and experience:

  • A Telecoms background is essential, both from within an operator and enterprise segments.
  • Excellent technical and functional knowledge coming from several years’ experience in a strategy-based role backed up by a demonstrable track record of collaboration.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategy within industry alongside the ability to apply strategic frameworks, financial modelling, and forecasting.
  • Excellent communication skills able to present knowledge and reports to several stakeholders across a business.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject would be desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to travel to potential/existing clients when required as part of the role.

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

Job Location: Reading (RG1) 3 days a week 2 days remote.

Start Date: ASAP

Package: £60,000 – £70,000 (DOE) + Bonus & Other Benefits.

Fibre Deployment Director

Fibre Deployment Director

Interested in taking up a senior figure position within a company who are well known in the Telecom industry? Do you have the drive to influence the department and experience to drive success in the FTTP world? If yes, we’d love to hear from you here at Comvergent as we’re seeking a Fibre Deployment Director within our fixed networks department..

Day to day the Fibre Deployment Director will be responsible for

  • Overall responsibility for developing and growing our UK Fibre busines
  • Working closely with Commercial and Programmes Director to establish and maintain Commercial controls and measures to achieve EBITDA targets across the business unit
  • Demonstrate familiarity with all aspects of legacy fibre infrastructure build requirements to stakeholders
  • Build and plan delivery to ensure that key business departments are aligned, and that key metrics and decisions are acted upon quickly and decisively
  • Build delivery plans internally and liaise with Design and Field teams
  • Ensuring robust and seamless end to end processes are defined and established to facilitate smooth integration of new workstreams into the Fibre Deployment vertical
  • Ensure that all deliveries are completed within the budgets set and that KPIs are adhered to or exceeded
  • Manage subcontractor compliance

The Fibre Deployment Director who would stand out to us would have;

  • Relevant FTTP / FTTH / FTTx industry experience in a senior management / figurehead role; Head of Fibre, Head of Fixed Networks, Programme Manager etc with either BT Openreach or Tier 1 suppliers who’ve worked on BT, City Fibre or similar networks.
  • Current FTTP network build rate card understanding to assist with programme cost control and provide assistance and guidance with RFQ responses
  • Knowledge and experience that traverse across all elements of FTTH GPON deployment covering Planning, Design and Build
  • Sound technical FTTP network knowledge base to assist with front end technical pre-sales support
  • Have access to industry wide contacts and provide assistance during recruitment of key individuals to help achieve our homes passed aggressive targets
  • A strong focus on quality, safety and assurance

What you would get in return;

  • Attractive salary with benefits that exceed the market standards
  • Highly staffed delivery and back office team to support the business demands
  • Significant investment to develop ideas and innovate to support the business grow in the right direction
  • Flexible working (remote or in the office)

Delivery Manager

Delivery Manager

Fancy joining an established telecom build team? Comvergent have an opportunity for a Delivery Manager to take end-to-end delivery of build activities on 5G projects.

As a Delivery Manager your day to day would include;

  • Client interface for operational activities
  • Providing support with Project Manager on commercial actions
  • Receiving initial build instructions from customer and acting as escalation point for 5G build managers
  • Creating a schedule of works and forecast based on sites available
  • Working with quantity surveyor on subcontractor tendering and minimising site cost and variations.

We’re interested in speaking with candidate who has;

  • Previous experience with a SWC or Vendor / Managed service in a similar role (Delivery Manager / Delivery Lead / Build Manager / Rollout Manager etc).
  • Significant experience in wireless telecoms industry (2G, 3G. 4G. 5G).
  • Solid commercial understanding on how to deliver telecom sites into a customer within cost
  • Good staff management skills

Location: Chester or remote working from home