Senior Technician OSP Construction (Civils and Fibre)

Job Description

Our firm, Africa-One Consulting has been retained to provide Senior Technician OSP Construction- Telecommunication at one of South Africa’s municipality. As such, we are looking for Senior Technician OSP Construction in Telecommunication. Preference will be given to candidates with certification.


  • Compile and manage Masterplan for Telecommunication BroadBand Services
  • Develop Project Scopes
  • Perform Quality of the OSP/CIVILS/FIBRE infrastructure implemented, conformance to Telecoms quality and technical standards and specifications
  • Safety of the OSP and civils network infrastructure installed, i.e. conformance to health and safety guidelines during implementation in conjunction with OHSA representative
  • Risk management and mitigation with regards to OSP/Fibre and civils network infrastructure implementation and timeline commitments
  • Deviation assessment and deviation request confirmation
  • Quality of contractor’s service and service delivery with regards to technical requirements specifications and standards
  • Certification from relevant professional body or authority for completed builds
  • Quality of As-Built information and documentation received
  • Technical expertise in monitoring the quality of implementation of the
  • Ensures installations conform to the plans and to telecoms industry standards, specifications and regulations
  • Testing and inspection of the civils network infrastructure
  • Control supervision and coordination of the implementation of the City’s OSP/CIVILS/FIBRE
  • Acts as technical expert on the City behalf to collaborate with an outsourced service provider and verify the quality of the installations
  • Control supervision and coordination of the implementation OSP/CIVILS/FIBRE
  • Planning and Designing of FTTx Network using drafting tools.
  • End to end delivery designs services including but not limited to Detail Design, Survey Packs, validating survey reports and site designs received from the field, create Construction Plans in AutoCAD, BOM/BOQ
  • Preparing and interpreting specifications, drawings and regulations for the use of telecommunications equipment
  • Create power designs as per power utility guidelines.
  • Communicate with field teams for any additional data/clarification required
  • Understanding of telecommunications transmission network, Outside plant deployment, and multiple FTTx Technologies

Required education:

  • A 3-year tertiary Diploma in the field of Information Technology, Telecommunications, or a related field

Required experience:

  • At least 8-10 years’ telecommunications industry experience of which 5 years fibre network planning experience in a team lead/supervisory role, including infrastructure build, patching and splicing planning

Core Skills

  • Ability to perform site surveys, plan and prepare drawings for construction of new, and removal or rearrangement of existing, overhead or underground lines, cables, and conduits to obtain optimum and economical utilization of telecommunications network infrastructure;
  • Knowledge of all aspects of civils route planning using different methodologies
  • Ability to prepare detailed costing (materials, equipment and labour) for the required construction and installation

Other Requirements

  • Knowledge of all aspects of civils route planning using different methodologies
  • Ability to prepare detailed costing (materials, equipment and labour) for the required construction and installation
  • Knowledge of GE Smallworld and Google Earth
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and other legislative constraints regarding permitting and acquisition
  • Knowledge of procurement an advantage: requests for quotes and ordering of materials and equipment required
  • Ability to research new developments in the industry and telecoms environment
  • Technical correctness and accuracy of OSP and fibre network plans/accuracy and relevance of OSP and fibre network records
  • As-built document verification vs. original plan
  • Wayleave and permitting synchronisation in ensuring plan is executable monitoring of material stock availability procurement of quotes from service providers
  • Computer literate (Word, Xcel, Outlook, Sharepoint, Smallworld)
  • Driver’s license and own vehicle

Candidates should be able to start as soon as possible.