Design Manager

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KN Circet


T: +353 (1) 457 5000


Due to extensive growth, we have an exciting opportunity for Design Manager to join the KN Design Team. This role is based in our Slough offices, for the surveying and design of an FTTP network in UK but not limited to.

The role will form part of the KN planning team and will operate a Network Documentation System that includes passive network elements. The role will have key involvement in FTTX network modelling, plan civil, fibre routes, produce maps and drawings, and provide CAD/GIS and mapping support to staff members. You will be required to measure fibre cable lengths and provide cabling splicing and termination schedules.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initial fundamental design of fibre Passive Optical Networks (PONS) / FPA using multiple different systems /or KN design tools.
  • The planning & design of the FTTX networks from the Point of Presence to the premise on the project will involve:
  • Creation of Low-level and High-Level Designs
  • Surveying and validation of planned fibre routes, identifying suitable demarcation points and constraints such as but not limited to: D-Poles, low wires, chamber and pole viability, Connectorised Block terminal locations, splice locations, duct congestion, new pole locations, validation of homes passed
  • Completion of Bill of Materials/Bill of Quantities
  • Completion of Design Risk Assessments
  • Completion of construction packs
  • Ensure design meets the clients architectural and technical requirements and standards
  • Lead the design process to produce accurate information in line with the agreed specification and cost plan / estimate
  • It is also equally important to manage the appointment of consultants and ensure that they perform in line with their deed and agreed scope of services
  • Develop a design programme with the consultants to meet the agreed whole life programme dates
  • Produce designs that meet all necessary statutory and regulatory approvals and record on appropriate tracking logs
  • Experience of various forms of construction technology
  • Understanding of ESRI CAD and Microsoft Office
  • Be able to interpret and read drawings and technical specifications
  • Have experience of managing specialist designers/subcontracts/supply chain
  • Navigation experience of design package software
  • Experience of working in project teams
  • Have experience of project delivery


  • IT literate with MS packages
  • Proven track record for delivering results to tight timescales
  • Good communication skills verbal & written
  • Positive approach to problem solving
  • Strong desire to continually improve performance
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently    
  • Flexibility to travel throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Full driving license

Desired (not essential)

  • Experience in communications industry
  • Engineering qualifications
  • GIS background
  • Smallworld system
  • FME
  • QGIS
  • Auto Cad


  • Permanent
  • Slough
  • Closing date: Friday 22 Jan 2021
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