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FTTH Design Manager

Full Time

Website Actavo

Role Purpose

We are seeking an experienced FTTH Design Manager to lead a team of telecommunications designers & GIS Analysts for a Dublin office-based role in designing fibre-optic networks across Ireland.

Principal Responsibilities


  • Lead the medium sized fibre design and GIS team in all fibre design activities and provide technical expertise on all aspects of fibre design and planning
  • Prioritise and schedule all work activities for the team. Managing work volumes and priorities in line with project requirements and program plan
  • Develop and manage the design process flow to accelerate good and efficient FTTH design
  • Develop and maintain the Design processes, procedures and training plans for the project
  • Work with GIS team and software developers to continuously improve suite of tools
  • Lead and manage the development of the design team, ensuring training, recruitment and productivity are aligned with the project needs
  • Develop and implement effective quality control measures for the design team outputs and ensure scope & quality have been adhered to before passing data onto the client
  • Prepare reports for Client and internal management as required
  • Interface with clients on a daily basis to resolve design queries and issues
  • Ensure all design deliverables are completed on time and pass the client’s and internal QC standards and scope


Person Specification

Bachelor’s degree in GIS, fibre design or a related discipline

Experience of fixed and cable operator fibre design, including detailed knowledge of working on XPON and FTTH networks
Site Survey experience


Skills & Competencies (evidence of)


  • A detailed knowledge of fibre network construction, route planning and local authority requirements
  • Excellent understanding of fibre network architectures and network topology
  • Strong design experience and usage of design, survey and inventory applications (ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Smallworld)
  • Extensive experience with producing HLD, LLD and SLD drawings. Splice charts, BoQs & BoMs
  • Experience in passive infrastructure network planning, particularly in FTTH, Overhead and
  • Underground shared infrastructure designs.
  • Competence in fibre design methodology, process, and metrics
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications


  • Strong Leadership skills and ability to set a good example to others
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to represent our organisation & it’s clients in a professional manner
  • Ability to work with diverse technical and operations teams


Business Skills

  • Ability to manage the end-to-end project lifecycle
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines & be KPI driven
  • Great attention to detail and strong adherence to specific technical training & documents



  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects coupled with experience in working with fast-paced network infrastructure builds in a production environment

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