CityFibre | Diversions Planning Lead

Diversions Planning Lead


  • Field Network Operations
  • Irlam, England
  • Full-time

Diversions Planning Lead

CityFibre provides wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators.

Job Description

As the fastest-growing fibre network in the UK, you could say we’re changing things up. Not only are we unlocking the digital potential of an entire nation, but we’re also constantly evolving, to give our people the most seamless employee experience possible. We’re doing this by creating a sense of purpose among our teams and offering career development opportunities the like of which has never been seen before. We’re a company that cares about people, places and new possibilities. Could this be the fresh start you’re looking for?

What makes CityFibre different from any other Telecoms company? How we treat our people. Just as we aim to make everything super easy for our customers, we aim to do the same for you, in your career and outside work. Our hybrid working structure as well as our learning and development function allow you to bring your best-self to work every day and grow your career in any way you want it. This is an environment that encourages change and fosters innovation. Anyone can make a difference at CityFibre, so what’s stopping you?

A rewarding career

We’re passionate about our work and we’re passionate about our people too. With a competitive  salary + car allowance, when you join the CityFibre family you’ll also enjoy benefits like 25 days’ holiday, a day off on your birthday, a day off to support a charity or organisation of your choice, a performance-related bonus scheme, and private healthcare.

How can you change it up?

You’ll be joining the busy Field Network Operations team, taking responsibility for looking our Diversion Network Planners who are conducting both the surveying and planning of our network estate across the UK. Alongside the people management element of the role, on a day-to-day basis you can expect to be:

  • Identifying network issues, setting estimated CAPEX and designing solutions
  • Representing us at local authority, client, customer and supplier meetings
  • Establishing and developing supplier relationships within each region so we can satisfy outsource acquisition, design and build requirements
  • Supporting the training and development of our Associate Diversion Network Planners
  • Maintaining productivity objectives across the team
  • Working with the Asset Protection Planning Manager to identify resource risks

You’ll be a natural leader who has some strong experience in diversions planning (preferably within telecoms or another utility) as well as knowledge of multiple telecoms network architectures. You will also bring some of the following with you:

  • An advanced understanding of diversionary works process and COP 1991
  • Experience completing multiple BNAP Closures
  • Experience leading improvements across a multi skilled team including GIS, network planning, design and field-based activities

If you’ve just found yourself nodding and thinking, ‘I can do that!’, things are about to get exciting.

Our unique culture

So that’s the role, now let us tell you a bit more about life at CityFibre. We’ve built a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace that offers anyone the chance to grow a new career. We’re a Times Top 50 Employer for Women, have partnerships with Work180, Vercida and Disability Confidence, just to name a few – it inspires us day-to-day. The foundations of our teams are rooted in respect, development and continuous support. Our people are already changing it up, are you ready to join them? 

Additional Information

CityFibre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to individuals from all backgrounds, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, family status and disability. We recognise that everyone is an individual with a wide range of experiences and perspectives and believe this diversity of thought is what makes CityFibre special.