BT Civils Engineer Team in GBR, United Kingdom

Why Openreach?

Openreach is Britain’s digital network business. We’re a wholly owned and independently governed subsidiary of the BT Group. We’re over 30,000 people who connect homes, mobile phone masts, schools, shops, banks, hospitals, libraries, broadcasters, governments and businesses - large and small - to the world.

Our mission is to build the best possible network, with the highest quality service, making sure that everyone in Britain can be connected. We work on behalf of more than 590 communications providers like SKY, TalkTalk, Vodafone, and BT, and our fibre broadband network is the biggest in the UK, passing more 27.4 million premises. We’re also the platform for Britain’s thriving digital economy, which is the largest in the G20. We have an ambitious plan to deliver the better service, broader coverage and faster speeds that our customers are demanding of us. We continue to make superfast broadband speeds available to thousands of homes and businesses every week and we’re now embarking on the next big infrastructure build of our generation. We’ll be building ultrafast Fibre to the Premises technology to three million premises by the end of 2020, and we have an ambition to reach 10 million by the mid-2020’s under the right conditions.

Openreach remains an important part of BT but being more independent and treating customers equally is how Openreach contributes to the success of the Group.

Why this job matters

• As part of a 2 man excavation team the key purpose of the role is to undertake excavation, backfill, and reinstatement work to enable service provision/restoration

• The role involves small civil engineering work in the highway including excavation, backfill, hot/cold-lay reinstatement, frame and cover renewal, along with rod rope and cabling activities, and traffic management set-up.

• This will include the safe set-up of an operational site, safe operation of any required tools, plant and fleet to carry the required task.

What I’ll be doing – your accountabilities

• To work upon Openreach’s network to agreed safety & quality standards including compliance to all internal policy, method statements and external guidelines & legislation

• The site leadership and day to day supervision of a risk assessment in line with policy and guidelines to ensure the safety of all site operatives, members of public or any other third party

• Undertake site leadership of all activity and assessment to ensure the allocated excavation site is correctly set up prior to excavation with regard to signing, lighting, guarding and traffic management control in adherence to the New Roads Street Works Act

• Site leadership of the excavation of Openreach’s underground apparatus or chambers up to an expected maximum depth of 1.5m either through the use of mechanical equipment or through the use of manual excavation with non-mechanical equipment using safe digging practice including the use of Cat & Genny and safe dig prints

• Site leadership for the reinstatement of previously excavated or exposed Openreach underground apparatus in line with method statements and correct closure of any reinstated site to standards outlined within method statements, HAUC specification or Highways legislation including full site clearance of any waste materials, tools , signing or equipment

• Site leadership repair and maintenance upon excavated or exposed Openreach underground apparatus in line with method statements (e.g. – Dig & Fix – remaking up to 20 pair joints, duct repairs, non-winch related rodding, roping, cabling, connected to civils activity and in line with current industry practice)

• Site leadership of installation of PCP’s and Dslam’s – Re-shells and stand-off’s and modular jointing chambers along with frames & covers, duct, and buried cabling.

• Site leadership of a safe removal and transportation of any waste or surplus materials in line with method statements and environmental legislative policy requirements

• Where required the backfill and reinstatement of any excavation using appropriate provided materials upon instruction using either Cold Lay or Hot Roll material.

• Coaching and mentoring of other operatives

• To ensure the safe and correct working practice of any allocated tools or mechanical aids / plant equipment as detailed in training courses, processes and job instructions including daily safety inspections .

• To ensure the safe and correct working practice of any allocated vehicles as detailed in training courses, processes and job instructions including daily vehicle checks, log sheets and vehicle weight, to ensure personal and public safety

• To act as first stage escalation for health, safety, environmental and quality issues that may arise on site

• To inform line management or Control as appropriate of any reasons for lateness, failure to report-in, or withdrawal from duty .

• To execute (as gang lead) work carried out in an efficient and courteous manner when dealing with other site operatives, members of the public or any other third party.

• Maintain and supervise a high quality of workmanship standards in line with quality policy whilst being as efficient and cost effective as possible.

• Delivery of own work within timescales and commitment time.

• To deliver effective and timely duct installation and repairs in line with Right First Time practices and behaviours.

• To escalate difficulties that cannot be readily overcome or are likely to jeopardise the excavation or installation of excavation commitments

• To be customer focused and conduct business in a professional manner.

• To assist in the production of electronic records and reports of task related activities, including customer related enquiries. Includes being able to operate laptop, IPad and smartphone.

• Be responsible for your own safety and aware of the safety of your colleagues and general public by fully complying with all procedures within the Health & Safety policy. Complete safety training and adhere to all safety standards as per Active Monitoring System (AMS) and adopt a zero accident mentality.

• To have an awareness of the Openreach environmental policy sufficiently to understand the relevant aspects of the policy in relation to your work e.g. recycling.

• To understand the regulatory, fair trading and competition rules and have an awareness of the Openreach Code of Practice relating to your work sufficiently to be able to comply.

• Complete all mandatory and regulatory compliance training within required timescales.

• Ensure that Openreach Code of conduct is fully adhered to at all times.

Skills required for the job

• Working in the Openreach external network

• NRSWA Units 1-10 for Excavation/Reinstatement

• Accreditation Modules - GEN Ops 1& 2 Openreach Accreditation per skill

• Full Driving License, with ability within 6 months of joining the business to drive up to 7.5T drop-side flatbed towing (C1 E )

• CITB mini digger 360 degree operator

• Abrasive Wheels Accreditation

• First Aid at Work

• CSCS Health & Safety

• Leadership and Strong Communication

• Time Management and Problem Solving

• Interpersonal / Customer Skills

• Physically able to excavate and assist in safely moving plant/kit

• Normal Colour Vision

• Basic Numeracy and literacy

• Ability to effectively operate laptop, camera, and smartphone

Experience you would be expected to have

MANDATORY

• Full Driving Licence, with ability within 6 months of joining the business to drive up to 7.5T drop-side flatbed towing (C1 E )

• Physically able to excavate, and assist in safely moving plant/kit

• Excavation/Reinstatement

• Experience of working in the Openreach external network

• Leadership and Strong Communication

• Time Management and Problem Solving

• Interpersonal / Customer Skills

• Basic Numeracy and literacy

• Ability to effectively operate laptop, camera, and smartphone

• Normal Colour Vision

PREFERRED

• Accreditation Modules - GEN Ops 1&2 Openreach Accreditation per skill

• Experienced CITB mini digger 360 degree operator currently holding CPCS/ NPORS Blue Mini Digger operator card

• Abrasive Wheels Accreditation

• First Aid at Work

• CSCS Health & Safety

Job: Engineering

Title: Civils Engineer Team

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR

Requisition ID: 108478