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Function:  Team Lead, Planning & Design, Wireline
Reporting to:  Head, Planning & Design
Location: Lagos
Travel Frequency: Occasionally

Purpose of the Job

To produce designed documentations that support the OSP infrastructure deployment.

Expected Key Results 

  • Timely delivery of outside plant design  
  • First level support to team members 
  • Resource Management
  • Vendor delivery supervision
  • Deliver cost efficient outside plant designs


  • Educational Qualifications & Functional Skills:
    • Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering/ Computer Engineering and other related disciplines (Minimum of Second Class Lower/Upper Credit)
    • Fibre Certifications: CFOT with emphasis on FTTh Technologies would be an added advantage.
    • Competent in working with geospatial information system applications – QGIS, ArcGIS
    • Competent in the use of spreadsheet applications to perform wide ranging analysis – LibreCalc, Microsoft Excel.
    • Competent in the use of Computer Aided Design tools – AutoCAD, FreeCAD.
    • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principle involved in production or precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.  
    • Programming knowledge and experience or should have a strong predisposition for programming - Python, Java, VisualBasic, etc  
    • Conversant with regulations, rules and conventions as stipulated by National and local Regulatory Authorities – LASIMRA, FCDA, NCC, etc  
    • Hands-on knowledge of GIS applications - QGIS. 
  • Work Experience:
    • A Team Lead with at least 2 years’ experience in managing sizeable and diverse teams.
    • Proficient use of fibre testing and handling tools – OTDRs, splicing machines, etc.  
    • Experience in working through the planning and design life cycle with internal teams  - conceptualization, plan, surveys, design, design documentation.
    • Experienced in supervising third party contractor teams through the planning & design life cycle.
    • Experience in conducting Demographic Survey and analysis for outside plan coverage.
    • Experience in Technical Site Survey for fibre Outside Plant deployments.
    • Knowledge of planning for Central Office & Inside Plant deployment.
    • Ability to produce and report site survey outcomes.
    • Ability to translate results of Demographic and Technical Site surveys into planning scenarios.
    • Experience in producing Outside Plant and Inside Plant expansion designs and all associated reports as may be required.
    • Hands-on experience in managing third party Outside Plant design contractor teams.
    • Spatial appreciation and dimensioning of built environment and use.
    • Proficiency in use of GIS applications – Google Earth, Open Street Map, Open Street View.  
    • Thorough understanding of fibre cable technologies.  
    • Data acquisition skills using field notes and mobile e-form applications.
    • Fibre plant maintenance & customer activation.
  • Other Requirements
    • Customer Focus
    • Tech savvy
    • Action orientation
    • Drive results  
    • Cultivate Innovation
    • Ability to optimize work processes
    • Resilience
    • Self-Development
    • Nimble Learning
    • Ensures Accountability
    • Develops Talent
    • Drives Engagement
    • Drives Vision & Purpose
    • Excellent Decision Quality