Telecoms PON Engineer - Team Leader

Job Reference: V10295

Location: Doncaster

Closing Date: 18/12/2020

Employment Type: Permanent

Division: TIS - Open Reach

Business: Infrastructure Services


Telecoms PON Engineer - Team Leader, Doncaster – Permanent


Are you looking for your next challenge? We are currently seeking PON Engineer - Team Leader. We would love to hear from you if you have experience of fibre cable activities on external telecom infrastructure contracts.


You’ll be working in a part of telent that is dedicated to transforming the way support is delivered nationwide to Openreach and other network operators, including Gigaclear. We aim to be the UK’s leading network installation business, harnessing and enhancing the skills of our people to deliver high-quality cost-effective services.


You’ll receive formal training and on-the-job training where appropriate – to ensure you’re up-skilled as technology develops along with E-learning schemes to help or refresh skills on-line.


You’ll be treated as an individual. We’re not a vast corporation, which means every individual counts.  With us, you’ll be valued and supported, involved and empowered from day one.


In these extraordinary times of the coronavirus outbreak telent is continuing to Recruit.  We provide services to customers which are integral to providing mission critical systems and infrastructure across the UK and Ireland and we need to continue to deliver those services.


To help limit the amount of face to face contact during the recruitment process, we will now do more online assessments and use Skype/Conf Calls for interviews wherever possible.



Role Profile:


Reporting to and tasked by the Supervisor you will be employed to install, connect and test optical fibre cable in the provision of PONs and spine routes on the Openreach external network.

Full training dependent on existing accreditations and skillset will be provided at our Chorley Training School.


Typical Deliverables:


  • Safety – ensure that safe working practices are adopted as the top priority for all activities undertaken and that they are supported by all relevant documentation correctly completed.
  • Quality – ensure you work within the ‘right first time’ quality culture of tIS and that your work is always compliant to Openreach installation standards.
  • Complete intrusive surveys (‘rodding and roping’) on the underground and overhead network to locate blockages and establish clear cable routes.
  • Assess CBT locations to minimise overhead road crossings.
  • Produce A55 diagrams.
  • Install sub-duct and blow fibre cable on spine routes.
  • Pull 6 core fibre cable on PON routes.
  • Introduce fibre to nodes and CBTs.
  • Build and create nodes (fibre cable joints).
  • Splice and test external fibre cable.
  • Testing and fault location using red light and OTDR – interpret OTDR results.
  • Build FNCs to show allocation of CBT to fibre and tray.
  • Operate MEWP and work at height on telegraph poles.
  • Enter and work cable chambers, footway & carriageway boxes and manholes.


Business Operations Skills – Experience:


  • 2 – 5 years’ experience of installation work in a telecoms environment.


Business Operations Skills – Qualifications:


  • NRSWA Unit 2.
  • MEWP Operation.
  • Driving licence that entitles driver to tow cable trailers.
  • S11 &S13 Accreditation / Orion Preferred.
  • N23 / N27 / N28 Openreach Accreditation.


Behavioural Requirements:


  • Safety Conscious – is pro-active in matters of safety and is committed to keeping pace with standards and legislation.  Fosters a safety-first culture with own team, suppliers and customers.
  • Quality Focussed – knows the importance of a right first time culture, is a clear and proactive communicator promoting best practice across the business.
  • Problem Solving – has a positive attitude in the face of setbacks and can focus on providing and implementing solutions.
  • Productivity – is focussed on outcomes for the customer and can complete work to time, cost and quality standards whilst always adhering to safe working practices.



Excellent employee benefits:


telent is committed to ensuring that we offer industry leading career opportunities, salary and benefits packages. Join us and you can expect to receive:

  • 33 days holiday, including public holidays, plus the option to buy or sell five days each year
  • Company pension scheme
  • A range of family friendly policies including childcare vouchers
  • An employee-funded car leasing scheme
  • Occupational health support
  • Discounts on Cinema, Restaurants and Shopping with telent Reward scheme

If you are looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to work for a forward-thinking key player within the telecommunications sector then don’t delay, apply today.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

telent is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion.