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  • OSP Planning and Design Engineer at MainOne Cable Nigeria

  • Posted on: 26 May, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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    OSP Planning and Design Engineer


    Department: Technical
    Job Type: Permanent

    The OSP Planning and Design Engineer will be responsible for the following:

    • Plan, design and prepare detailed drawings for optics fibre deployment.
    • Prepare detailed construction and installation drawings, while also estimating equipment, labour and material costs.
    • Develop Bills of Quantity and materials for fibre deployment.
    • Analyse site survey to gain in-depth knowledge of topography, social factors, and ensuring accurate measurements are taken in order to output proper design and plan for the fibre deployment.
    • Liaise with both vendors and internal teams to ensure plan are effectively executed as par approved specifications.
    • Maintain and keep updated network diagrams that would aid rebuild/expansion projects as well as the operations.
    • Ensure accurate and up-to-date facility CAD maps.
    • Direct construction work activities to ensure conformance with engineering specifications.
    • Analyse all infrastructure and network plan and make judgments on cost and associated risk of implementing the plan.
    • Analyse current challenges, visualize future, compare alternatives, and describes implications to make knowledgeable choices in the planning of low-level infrastructure design.
    • Determine infrastructure requirements taking into consideration topology of the area.
    • Attend various meetings with management, various departments, vendors, government officials to ensure company objectives are meet.
    • Participate in inter-departmental planning meetings to coordinate and communicate activities related to the successful completion of projects
    • Define specifications of the different network elements (such as manholes, cabinets, joint boxes, splice locations) to meet industry requirements and company objectives.
    • Advise and researches new technologies and identifies areas of the company build that requires upgrade.
    • Work with road constructors, residential developers and builders to determine installation requirements as well as placement of fibre cables and splitter cabinets.
    • Prepare work authorisation request with drawings for securing approval for responsible authorities.
    • Analyse the As-built documents to ensure all build are as par design before filing the final document.

    Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

    • B.Sc (or equivalent) in Telecommunications related field.
    • Experience in the use of GIS Tools and Software.
    • Years of Experience: 3-5 years


    • Ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Good communication and reporting skills
    • Ownership and initiatives
    • Good troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
    • Significant work experience in optical fiber networks design, GPON and DWDM technologies.
    • Experience with researching, investigating, evaluating, and qualifying potential new equipment for network deployment.
    • Knowledge of fiber optic transmission and transmission systems, and electrical cabling and transmission systems.
    • Good organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to evaluate and articulate the cost trade-offs associated with various network and circuit implementations.
    • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, and Outlook.
    • Ability to engage with and communicate with vendors, service providers, employees, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.

    Demand on the Job:

    • Full dedication
    • Work may require working extra hours and weekends
    • Frequent travel required to project areas and job sites as follow and ensure compliance to specifications.
    • Visitation to project locations to confirm vendors’ compliance to specifications.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Main One Cable career website on to apply

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