Passive Network Infrastructure Engineer

Network Technology · London, London, City of
Department Network Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

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 Passive Network Infrastructure Engineer role sits within the Technical Design Office and is ultimately responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining products and solutions used in the construction of our network. You’ll work alongside your colleagues in the team on development projects, field testing, and will visit our field engineering teams and build partners on site to understand how our equipment is used and identify improvements to be made.

As you start in your role, you’ll be working on Community Fibres underground and overhead fibre optic network roll-out, working with our strategic partners to ensure that we can reliably, safely, and quickly deploy our networks across London.

Key skills and experience

You are ambitious, an expert in your field with the tenacity to succeed. You will demonstrate the essential criteria for this role whilst also bringing your own initiative, passion, and ideas. Some of the key skills you will possess are:

  • Have an enquiring and inquisitive approach to your work
  • Always be willing to learn, research, and develop your skills
  • Be proficient with office software including Microsoft Word/Excel or LibreOffice
  • Be able to work in a rigorous, methodical, and scientific manner
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to communicate complex ideas to non-specialists.
  • Have good interpersonal skills and possess the ability to manage key relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have experience of engineering programmes, R&D projects, or other exposure to complex engineering works

While it’s not a requirement it would be beneficial if you had experience in or around:

  • Computer aided design (CAD) and drawing tools, such as Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360, Solid works, or Sketchup
  • Fibre optic engineering, including but not limited to fusion splicing, testing (optical time-domain reflectometry, loss measurement, return loss measurement), and an understanding of cable
  • construction and installation methods.
  • Openreach and C&G accredited telecommunications qualifications.
  • Understanding of fibre to the home (FTTH/FTTP) network design, architecture, and construction approaches.
  • Have a good understanding of the Openreach PIA product set.
    Experience with underground and overhead cabling design, installation, or planning of structures.
  • Civil engineering for underground utilities, including but not limited to an understanding of relevant legislation (New Roads and Street Works Act, etc) and experience of designing or planning underground utility works
  • Cabling work in buildings or underground, including an understanding of ducting, containment and cable installation techniques
  • Awareness of health and safety legislation, responsibilities, and best practices
    Previous experience in an engineering, design, or specification management roles.

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
  • Flexible WFH policy
  • 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.

Thank You

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