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Job description

Colt is the New Standard in high bandwidth network and voice services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs. With a global reach but a deep local presence, Colt is big enough to deliver and small enough to care.

Role Title:

Fibre Engineering specialist

Role Location:


Role Purpose:
  • PIA planning and implementation on the BT network
  • Develops, designs and implements new network, experience in 5G networks, planning and documentation to support COLT's technical function in line with business requirements. Supporting all key initiatives in customer network rollout

Key Accountabilities:

  • Experience of Openreach Physical Infrastructure (PIA) Planning
  • Working knowledge of Openreach processes including operating the Network Adjustment Fund and collating evidence for reporting on PIA usage
  • Experience in devising network plans to maximise the use of existing BT infrastructure
  • Experience in on the BT network, planning re-routes and communicating changes
  • Experience with GIS software will be an advantage
  • Good IT skills to include Microsoft office and drawing packages. Calculation, scheduling and control of the construction and fibre works and the splicing within the local network and also of the in-house cabling at our customer sites
  • Quality check of our subcontractor's work, ensure the acceptance of the result by the local authorities and the building owner
  • Documentation of the work in written form and by pictures, creating of project folders
  • Administrating of special information systems as the Order Handling System/Siebel/CPQ/PM
  • Controlling the bill of quantity of the subcontractors
  • Survey of the construction sites also related with construction activities of other providers
  • Selective control of the civil works of other providers concerning an impact on the colt trench
  • Understanding local restrictions and laws when building infrastructure
  • Coordination of the operations in case of a fault in line with the on-call duty
  • Excellent understanding of geo-coding and planning and planning tools (CAD System)
  • Administrative tasks
  • Budget Administration
  • Undertakes process gap analysis to find potential areas of improvement, enhancement and/or process re-engineering and implementing these improvements
  • Enhances process efficiency and makes quality improvements through new projects or and different tools
  • Ensure KPI delivery as per agreed SLA

COLT Band Expectations:

Career Level:
  • Qualifying or recently qualified professional still gaining a higher skill level

  • Way of working
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Managing Resources
  • Fulfils own role largely independently with only key milestones, deliverables and decisions being reviewed
  • Exercises little or no direct supervision but coaches and mentors others, providing guidance
  • Makes decisions related to work area, impacting quality of own area's output and service
  • Manages resources related to projects and manages costs related to own work and that of team

  • Communications
  • Relationships
  • Negotiating
  • Communicates fluently and presents complex, technical information to a variety of audiences
  • Manages relationships effectively within own work area and may contribute to work of other areas
  • Works to build consensus and sensitively influences customers and colleagues

  • Developing Solutions
  • Impact
  • Applies standard techniques and systematic approach to solve day to day problems
  • Actions impact a variety of colleagues and customers in the near to medium term

Business Knowledge and Skills:
  • Developing depth in own specialism.
  • Appreciates wider field of specialism, how own role relates to other roles and to the business

Role Requirements:


  • Extensive knowledge PIA portal and PIA installation
  • Is developing a deep knowledge of the individual technical area and has some experience of applying this


  • Experience is the key factor.
  • GIS
  • Construction accreditation
  • Splicing accreditation


In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:
  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to making Colt an inclusive and supportive workplace
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