City Planner

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire Salary: Pension, Health Care etc
Sector: Highways & Highways Electricals Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Emma Puddick

Fibre Planner
Salary: Starting from £32,000 - £38,000 depending on experience + discretionary bonus scheme
Hours: Full time
Travel: Will be required (UK only)

The City Planner is responsible to the Delivery Manager for the design of all networks required to enable a city infrastructure to be built and for creating city-wide designs through the use of software and tools.

Planning & Delivery - Accountable for the planning and delivery of the active service portfolio, including system & network administration, project management.

Design & Delivery - Build frameworks to identify required network expansion and changes through analytics, automation and direct required adds, moves, changes, defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.

Operate Monitoring - Develop solutions to maximize network performance by monitoring performance, targeting upgrades and collaborating with Network Architects & Engineers on network optimisation.

Operate Management - Working with Engineers manage the underlying resources of the active network, e.g. IP addressing, backhaul capacity, access network scaling.

Some of what you will be doing will include:

  • Designing and overseeing the design of agreed fibre architectures to satisfy city design (FTTH)
  • Forecasting CAPEX and OPEX requirements of designed infrastructure projects
  • Responsible for the management and governance of works in compliance with guidelines and code of practice
  • Managing and advising on capacity within the FTTH city
  • Helping to develop, implement and champion network topologies
  • Appling rigor to data quality within the client's asset and customer management systems
  • Driving consistency, quality, suitability and cost-effectiveness
  • Modelling and monitoring new active city networks
  • Identifying and augmenting existing network as required
  • Delivering short, medium and long-term forecasts for all network components
  • Incrementally improving network capacity monitoring and operational excellence utilising automation and AI to drive a lean operating model
  • Working with Vendor relationships in regard to securing a repeatable supply chain
  • Ensuring and overseeing the design acceptance by the Team
  • Ensuring Stage 1 & 2 As builts are received, checked and stored


  • Experience with manipulating data and metadata underpinning a civils and fibre design
  • Detailed understanding of all aspects of civils route planning
  • Detailed understanding of all aspects of fibre planning
  • Detailed understanding of Diversionary works code of practice and its application
  • Full understanding of UK local and national authority regulations in respect to civil engineering works
  • Ability to understand and produce detailed industry-standard level of survey, installation and as-built documentation
  • Knowledge and understanding of lit fibre services
  • FTTP methodologies and design
  • Working understanding of long-distance fibre networks
  • Full clean driving license


  • 25 days holiday
  • Day off for your birthday (on us!)
  • Private Pension
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday Purchase
  • Day off for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • power transmission and distribution projects.

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