Optical Design Engineer

Vacancy will be closed on: 30/11/2021
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Role Title:

Optical Design Engineer

Business Area:

Optical Design & Support
About this Role


  • To plan design and project manage the rollout of eir’s transmission and fixed fibre network to meet the needs of Openeir Wholesale and eir Business BU’s in the most efficient, cost effective and timely manner.

What is expected from the Role?

Key Tasks/ Objectives


  • Generate design/implementation plans for the following programmes:

    • eir’s transmission network (ROADM/ WDM)

    • Core fibre build.

    • 1G/10G WUP orders.

    • Customer SAN orders.

  • Design and implement transmission solutions to alleviate IP traffic congestion.

  • Project Manage transmission designs through to implementation.  

  • Provide technical support to operational areas (on call liability maybe a requirement of this role)

  • Manage network upgrades including firmware upgrades.

  • Acceptance testing of new firmware and Network Manager releases prior to implementation.

  • Provide bid support and costing to other business areas.

  • Develop systems and processes to ensure programmes are delivered on time and within financial targets.

  • Provide regular reports on project and financial status against forecast targets.

  • Develop external relationships (e.g. supplier / manufacturers/operators/standards bodies) to identify new systems development and technologies for introduction.

People Development

  • Foster and develop good working relationships with relevant internal and external customers 

  • Foster and develop good working relationships with other team members.

Requirements for a Successful Application:

Key Performance Indicators

  • Results benchmarked against annual programme targets.

  • Customer satisfaction.

  • Network reliability and functionality.

  • Results benchmarked against financial and budgetary targets.

Competency Profile

  • Degree in Engineering/Telecommunications 

  • Experience in ROADM , WDM, SDH, Fibre, IP, ATM, E10/AXE, or eir’s access/core network.

  • Project management and design techniques.

  • Analytical ability

  • Customer and results focused.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to meet tight schedules

  • Self-motivated and confident.


Supervising Manager

  • Head of Optical Design & Support

Terms of Appointment

  • PC