Activation Engineer

Network Delivery · London, London, City of
Department Network Delivery
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our job advert.


We’re Community Fibre and our mission is to bring better internet to everyone. You won’t find any old and slow copper technology here. Our network, which we own and have built, is 100% full fibre. We install it directly into our business customer’s premises and into our consumer’s homes. We provide market leading broadband speeds, at the best prices with a real focus on customer experience - we are consistently the No1 Internet Service Provider on Trustpilot as rated by customers. And as a result we are growing fast.


We are passionate and love working with local communities … the clue is in our name.  We want to bridge the digital divide in society and make Gigafast internet accessible to all. We also love it when local residents become team members of Community Fibre - over 20% of our talent is from communities that we serve.


We are not the new kid on the block, we were established in 2013 and have been disrupting the Broadband industry in London since then. Some recent key achievements include:


  • We raised £400m investment in 2020 from large institutions to secure our ambitious growth plans.
  • We have acquired over 500,000 wayleaves across Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Private Landlords in London to support that growth.
  • We have deployed our 100% full fibre network to over 300,000 premises to deliver the growth, which is rapidly moving towards 1 million in 2023.


We’re proud of our achievements so far, but we are not complacent and definitely not stopping here. To help us get to our future, we’re looking for forward thinkers, people with big ideas, people passionate about technology and most importantly hard working team players to join us and be a part of our growing business.


Job purpose


  • The Activation Engineer takes responsibility for supporting the Build and operational teams with any issues arising in the field.  They are a multi-skilled Engineer, comfortable with all aspects of the active and passive network. 
  • You will have deep understanding of PON networks, fibre, splicing fibre, db loss, reading detailed fibre plans and use ODTR/iOLM 
  • You will support the Activation Engineer maintain our records by performing regular OLT/Aux audits
  • Document clearly your  findings/work, so that it is easy to understand and interpret. 


Duties and responsibilities


  • Lead/undertake reactive maintenance activities, including diagnosis and problem solving.
  • Lead/undertake preventative maintenance activities, including inspection of active and  passive equipment. 
  • Establish protocols within the business to enable access with proprietors to gain access to buildings in order to maintain our installed network.
  • Manage and prioritise customer affecting issues to limit the amount of offline time experienced by subscribers.
  • Work closely with our Wider Field and Network teams to ensure best practice processes are implemented
  • Documenting findings/work clearly.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Thorough working knowledge of a fibre network build through significant previous job experience of >5 years and training on site.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with/for telecommunications operators or service partners. 
  • Multi-skilled PON engineer with >3 years’ experience of cleaning and splicing fibre, cabling and testing.
  • Familiar with the installation, and maintenance of active and passive network devices. E.g Splitters and Cabs
  • A clean driving license.
  • Understanding of different network builds. And being able to figure situations an different build types onsite
  • Deep understanding of using iOLM/ODTR, and documenting the test results. And how to interpret loss locations.


Why join us:


  • You get to work with some of the best technology in the market
  • Be part of an exciting scale up business where you can bring your ideas, bring your knowledge, we value your contribution
  • We all love time off whether that’s going on an exotic holiday or a staycation, you’ll get 25 days holiday to enjoy, increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to 28 days
  • Birthday leave, our treat to you
  • Keen cyclist, join our cycle to work scheme
  • Enjoy the perks of Vitality health
  • You get to work with an amazing bunch of people


What happens next:


You’ve done your bit so sit back and relax, we will review your application and come back to you.


If we think you’re not quite right for the role you have applied for but may be a better fit for another, we’ll definitely let you know.


Want to know more about a career at CFL, check out our careers page:


We are an Armed Forces friendly organisation.

We are an equal opportunities employer that values diversity in our team, we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Network Delivery
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience