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City Designer

Annual Salary: 45000
Job REF: D1766
Published Date: 05-22-2019

Buckinghamshire / £45k + 10 bonus

The Company

One of the UK’s leading alternative provider of fibre infrastructure. They deploy the next generation of digital infrastructure to the public sector, businesses community, mobile operators and homes.

My client is disrupting the stagnant UK telecoms market and helps the digital economy. With bold plans, and partners signed up, to deploy fibre direct to million homes and businesses, they will soon be transforming the digital capabilities of towns and cities up and down the country.

Job Purpose 

The City Network Designer owns the complete FFN Design for a designated City – from Design inception, through to build completion and any subsequent overlay network designs post build.

The Job holder will interact with the Pre Sales Team, CGIS Team, Core Network Design Team, Comsof, TEC Projects Team, the designated Design Partner and the In-City Planners

Key Responsibilities 

• Engage with the Pre Sales team to ensure that all known FFN overlay opportunities that are likely to be won are included within City Designs.
• Obtain completed Workspace from GIS Team
• Annotate City Design with the agreed City Boundary
• Define Fibre Exchange boundaries within larger Cities as appropriate
• Handover Design to the TEC Projects team to complete FEx High-Level Designs, Desktop Feeder Designs and to set Comsof Fiber Workspace ‘Divisions’
• Review and sign off completed TEC Projects Design for City High-Level Designs, Feeder Design and Workspace ‘Divisions’
• Issue completed Design to designated Design Partner (DP) to complete detailed Primary Node (PN) and Secondary Node (SN) designs
• Review and sign off completed DP Designs for all PNs and SNs within the City
• Issue completed Feeder, POP, PN & SN Designs to In-City Planners and City Build Team
• Provide technical and planning support for all aspects of detailed Fibre Exchange Area Designs to the City Teams through the planning and build phase of each FEx and also for all subsequent in life changes post network build.
• Provide technical and planning support for all aspects of detailed Fibre Exchange Area Designs to Design Partner through the planning and build phase of each FEx.
• Complete designs any PSN or other FFN overlay designs, engaging with the Pre Sales team to ensure that designs comply with the end clients requirements.
• Provide technical and planning input to the operational evaluation of new business network service proposals, that are aligned to FFN Cities.

Knowledge & Experience 


• GIS skills – QGIS and Comsof Fiber
• Detailed understanding of CF FFN Architecture or equivalent
• Detailed understanding of all aspects of civil route planning – in an FTTH context
• Detailed understanding of all aspects of UG fibre planning – in an FTTH context
• Detailed understanding of all aspects of AERIAL fibre planning – in an FTTH context
• Full understanding of Local and National Authority regulations with respect to civil engineering works.
• Ability to produce detailed Site survey packs, Wayleave packs and Network construction Job Packs (both External & Internal)
• Competent GE Smallworld user.
• Competent MS Office user.


• Awareness of Other Licensed Operators (OLO) Networks


• GIS training
• Have completed Technical training with an Other Licenced Operator (OLO) or equivalent Contractor.
• Educated to HND/NVQ Level 4 (or equivalent) in relevant subjects.
• Full clean driving license


• Commercially and financially aware
• Adaptable
• Excellent communication skills
• Time management skills


This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a strong and well-established company designing the next generation of fibre network for fast internet!


If this is of interest, please call Debs on 02082466076 or email her on