Axione (part of the Bouygues Group) is currently looking to recruit a Fibre Installation Engineer to join our wider fibre deployment unit, based out of our Eurocentral office, in Motherwell, Scotland.
Axione is rapidly becoming a key contractor in the UK fibre telecommunications sector, focusing specifically on FTTP/FTTH network infrastructure installation and upgrade projects.
As a result, this role provides an excellent, long term opportunity for someone to further their engineering, customer service and eventually management experience, knowledge and skills, under the guidance of our highly experienced and skilled project management team.
About the job
As part of a wider internal fibre deployment unit, the engineer will primarily be responsible for customer fibre installations to residential and business properties according to the company’s safety and compliance policies. This will involve understanding the job details, surveying the property and the infrastructure to plan the installation, communicating with the subscriber to explain the work required, installing the fibre optic cable to the home/business outdoor and indoor, connecting the electronic equipment within the premise, verifying the working order of the connection and completing an installation report.
As secondary responsibilities, the engineer might get involved in other network maintenance and or deployment activities as part of the wider fibre deployment unit, and as such be involved in surveys, cable installations, fibre splicing, fibre testing, active equipment installation and commissioning.
Application of all safety regulations to ensure the safety of all employees and the general public on site;
Ability to work with a variety of passive materials including splice enclosures, connected block terminals, indoor and outdoor fibre cables, transition boxes, etc…
Ability to read and interpret all technical documents pertaining to the job;
Ability to quickly survey the whole cable route, optical route and site to evaluate the components of the job;
Communicate with subscribers to explain the work required to connect them to the network and any disturbance involved;
Deploy a fibre optic link from the nearest Distribution Point to the premise under various scenarios: overhead, underground in accordance with PIA regulations or on some occasions over building façade;
Ability to deploy through vertical risers in MDUs;
Ability to resolve unexpected problems on site to minimise installation failures and the need to reschedule the installation. This may involve perform limited light civil works on private property;
Install any required optical fibre components, prepare and splice optical fibres;
Follow the optical route on the network and perform continuity tests and OTDR tests on fibre;
Respond to customer faults;
If not doing customer installations, get involved in maintenance and repair activities, or deployment related activities (e.g. surveys, cable installations, splicing, measurements, OLT installation and commissioning);
Ensure the Company Health and Safety safe working practices are observed at all times;
Comply with Company Policies and Procedures.;
Follow the company's Equalities Policies in relation to other staff, customers and members of the Group, at a level appropriate to the post;
In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, the job holder may be required to perform other duties assigned by their line manager from time to time, outside the normal sphere of work as may be reasonably requested.
Safety first approach to work;
Excellent customer care skills as the face of Axione with end-users;
Be able to properly communicate with subscribers on matters related to the connection.
Rigorous and drive to complete a quality job first time;
Reliable and able to meet a pre-established schedule and timescales;
Flexible to accommodate unexpected on-site scenarios;
Be critical to confirm or suggest improvements to practices/materials;
Identify effective ways to solve problems, applying sound and realistic judgment. Make appropriate and timely decisions.
The job holder will be required to undertake such flexible and additional working hours as may be necessary, within reason, to facilitate the efficient fulfilment of the duties required by position.
Customer installation experience
OH and UG experience
Confident working at heights and in the underground network
Attention to detail
High levels of quality standards
Excellent Customer Service Skills
Good interpersonal skills
Attention to H&S matters
Willing to undertake further training to fulfil the requirements of the role
Full Driving Licence
FTTP network experience
NRSWA street works Operative unit 2 card (signal lighting and guarding)
SA001 - overhead safety
SA002 - underground safety
Openreach overhead, underground and fibre accreditation modules or PIA equivalents:
S8 - PIA Overhead Cable Installation
S7 - PIA subducting and cabling installation
S9 - Pole Stepping
Fibre splicing experience
OTDR testing experience
Electrical certification needed to do the OLT Installation
Why choose us?
Part of the Bouygues Group, Axione is a global player in the telecommunications infrastructure sector based on the drive to digitally develop local areas.
A leading player in France`s very high speed broadband strategy, Axione designs, builds, finances and operates new-generation digital infrastructure (FTTP/FTTH) for its own projects, local authorities and for Internet Service Provider.
We are currently extending our expertise in the United Kingdom.
Axione UK will focus on managing:
the build of Axione`s network in the UK
the sourcing and management of its local supply chain
elements of the operation and maintenance of the network, and
the exploitation of its network in the UK
Here at the Bouygues Group we value the creativity and innovation that our diverse workforce brings, encouraging people from all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented communities to apply. By joining us, you will be inspired to bring your full self to the workplace, speak up and share your unique ideas. You will also have an opportunity to join our employee led diversity & inclusion communities such as WeLink (women network), Encompass (LGBTQ+), Kaleidoscope (BAME), Disability and Wellness peer support network, Parents and Carers network.
We are an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
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