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Cable Team Manager

Full Time

Website Actavo

Role Purpose

The Cable Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily activities and production of the Cable gangs and Fibre Splicers for the Virgin Media Network. As a Cable Team Manager, you set the direction for the construction and successful completion of tasks carried out by a team of Cable gangs and Fibre Splicers working on the Virgin Media Contract.


Principle Responsibilities

  1. Adhere to and maintain compliance with all Health and Safety procedures within your work. Ensuring you are responsible for yourself and/or team members who report into you.
  2. Managing the delivery of Cable/fibre install and activation on a major network build and ensuring that all works completed are tested to verify a quality network is built to the specifications of the client.
  3. Escalate and resolve fault issues found during the cable pulling / fibre blowing / splicing & testing process.
  4. Oversee the work load coming from the Civil’s build, ensuring that the cable / fibre blowing and splicing teams complete the works in line with the required programme delivery.
  5. Lead site supervisors to ensure efficient and effective work completed in line with the programme delivery dates.
  6. Liaise with other managers on the project to align work streams to ensure flow of work from all teams.
  7. Co-ordinate with the Client’s Network & Activation Manager ensuring that the handover of completed projects on time.
  8. Hold weekly and monthly tool box talks with your team to give key updates and any changes if needed, regarding the project at hand.
  9. Give constructive feedback to your team and provide training and coaching where appropriate.
  10. Escalate any issues in a timely manner to Senior Management.
  11. Overall management of the cabling supervisory and operational staff as well as the relationship with the supply chain of subcontractors.
  12. Ensure program of works and associated plans of work are completed on time, to budget and to the agreed quality targets.


Person Specification




  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working on fibre networks
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working on civils and cabling projects
  • Fibre splicing & fibre testing experience an advantage


Accreditation (Professional body)



Any other information

  • Full Driver License


Skills & Competencies (evidence of)


Excellent analytical with a high standard of numerical skills.
Data Analysis and Reporting.
Proven ability to use MS Office programs and Work Flow Apps.



Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills required


Business Skills

  • Team Management
  • Delegation and Time Management
  • Leadership
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Networking


  • Extensive knowledge of Health and Safety requirements for working in public areas in multiple sites.
  • Broadband cable, broadband technology.
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplined teams in a fast-moving testing environment
  • Knowledge of utilities including telecommunications a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of contractual requirements

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