Junior Network Fibre Designer

Junior Network Fibre Designer Blandford Forum, England

Wessex Internet
Full Time Blandford Forum, England 26000 - 28000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

About Wessex Internet

Wessex Internet is a dynamic and fast-growing Internet Provider in the South West that is changing the way full fibre broadband is rolled out in rural areas. We believe that the countryside deserves lightning-fast broadband and are passionate in delivering a fantastic service to thousands of customers whose copper line upgrade is deemed uncommercial by the rest of the industry.

We design, build, and manage our own 3000km FTTP (Fibre to the Property) network in-house and are one of the leading suppliers making use of several Government funded voucher programmes. We are excited to be extending our network and bringing full fibre broadband to over 10,000 homes and business in the New Forest with connection aimed for February 2024.

Wessex Internet is a multi-award-winning company, having won multiple awards including , Best Rural Fibre Provider 2022 and are finalist in 3 awards in the 2023 UK Fibre Awards.

Wessex Internet is growing fast; we have doubled in size in the last 18 months and currently have over 190 full time members of staff. Our vision is to scale whilst retaining our excellent and personal customer service. In order to make our teams more effective and efficient we are investing in world class business systems and processes. Wessex Internet wants to change the broadband experience, setting it apart from other internet providers.

We believe in building a great place to work, where everyone’s contribution is valued, and everybody has the chance to raise their ideas and make a difference every day. Wessex Internet is a finalist in the 2023 UK Fibre Awards 2023 for the Best Company to work for.

Every one of us is responsible for the continued success of Wessex Internet, each individual has something valuable to offer, and together we’re constantly looking for better ways to serve more people. We offer multiple career pathways and excellent career progression from Civils, Planning to office staff. It is exciting time at Wessex Internet and we are recruiting for the best people to join us!

The Role

Working within the Design Team you will be a key player in the development and growth of our fibre network through the design of various FTTP projects, ranging from small remote hamlets to small urban villages. You’ll work closely with our planning, build and engineering teams to deliver full fibre project designs using Point to Point technology and assist in the creation of all the necessary pre-construction information required for handover. You will also aid the network designers in the acceptance of As-built information post-construction and the accurate up-keep of our current network maps.

We are looking for energetic people who want to start a career in an exciting and rapidly growing industry. The successful candidate will need to be forward thinking, enjoy solving problems and happy to work both independently and as part of a team to achieve our goals.

Wessex has a collaborative and supportive culture that encourages independent thinking and internal progression. Wessex is looking for people who are flexible, analytical and ambitious who will help define the company’s expansion over the next 5 year. As a rapidly expanding team there will be significant opportunities for growth within this role.


  • Producing small, high quality fibre designs from Cabinet to Customer Access Point (CAP) using routes determined by the Network Planning team. Designs must be within the project budget and detail the required cable sizes, node locations and types, installation methods, and labelling according to our design principles
  • Drawing clear and accurate Single Line Diagrams (SLD’s) for all fibre designs
  • Producing and maintaining accurate splice matrixes for all of your designs
  • Sending off completed designs to our build management platform and validating the blueprints before the construction tasks are released to the build teams
  • Responding to design change requests during build and updating the relevant information in your designs
  • Updating the relevant network maps and CAP statuses of all the project UPRNs using As-built information from the field
  • Providing Service Delivery with patch information for customer installations and aiding install engineers with any splicing issues when out in the field
  • Working with the sales team to provide fibre quotes for custom build orders


  • At least 1 year(s) of GIS experience at degree level or equivalent
  • A degree in Geology, Geography or similar
  • High attention to detail
  • Good spatial knowledge
  • Great communication
  • Takes a proactive approach to problem solving in a team environment
  • Honesty and reliability
  • The ability to work on your own initiative with strong self-organisational skills
  • A strong willingness to learn new skills and adapt to evolving processes
  • Punctuality and work efficiently and effectively


  • The option to buy or sell an additional 5 days holiday
  • Enhanced Family Pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Opportunities to progress your career - we’re a young, fast-growing business that is proud of our team of homegrown specialists. Whether you want to step up to lead a team, or expand your skills in a new area, we’ll help you reach your potential
  • Free breakfast – including fruit, snacks, teas & coffees available throughout the day
  • Regular social events
  • Free onsite parking
  • 75% discount to Wessex Internet package

Find out what it’s really like to work at Wessex Internet from some of our team by visiting https://www.wessexinternet.com/careers/ and watch our short video https://youtu.be/5U1j7GzB3Cc

£26,000 – £28,000 per annum, DOE

Role Type: Full Time/Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Office based near Blandford Forum, Dorset with occasional hybrid working if required

Holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays

Junior Network Fibre Designer
Wessex Internet

London, United Kingdom
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