Network Planner / Management
Summary: The Fiber Design Engineering groups are regionally based and report to the GM - VP/ Director of the region. This person is responsible for all aspects of fiber design and allocation, route design, map creation, and cable inventory orders for the physical Outside and Inside Plants areas.
Attend Kick-Off meetings if new backbone, lateral, and / or riser fiber is required.
Review sales engineering design and determine backbone fiber route.
Obtain necessary circuit identifiers from groups; or create as required.
Create a Fiber DLR in Netcracker for A-Z fiber locations. (Note: New sites require the site survey form completed, submitted, and entered in the system prior by Fiber Construction.)
Design fiber route and create all necessary splicing prints and work orders for vendors performing splicing work within the active backbone.
Provide fiber assignments to Construction Team for lateral fibers to last demarc panel if new lateral is required. Construction to handle MPOE splice & demarc splices on new lateral builds only. Coordination of fiber cable count & demarcs will need to be obtained from Construction.
Fiber Engineering responsible for all backbone splicing & end/end testing. (Note: Splicing can be managed by Fiber Construction where requested.)
Obtain Quote/Bids from contractors for all backbone splicing & end/end testing.
Create Requisitions for Purchase Order approval and payment to vendors.
Manage vendors / contractors during splicing & testing of circuits.
Submit all necessary Change management notifications and adhere to field activity policies and guidelines.
Provide Operations / Provisioning with final DLR's & test shots for closeout
After completion close out tasks in CRM.
Approve all vendor invoices for the project in ReqLogic.
Create Internal WO (work order) in CRM for the project.
Validate all route maps and fiber allocation status.
Responsible for Cost Requests in CRM. Cost requests are created by the Sales Engineering group. A price request will result in a task created for the engineer to review and respond to.
Cost Requests (CRM):
Involved in all desk-top and firm pricing requests sent to fiber team from sales engineers.
Firm costs to be provided for all necessary splicing based on existing network fiber conditions.
Backbone fiber design maps to be provided as requested for the A-Z locations / path.
Responsible for all network splicing activities. They are responsible for the on-going review of the network fiber and capacity within a region. The engineers are responsible for all leased fiber routes and mid span connections where applicable.
Fiber Splicing and Network Capacity Monitoring
Respond immediately to all incidents and/or trouble tickets related to a problem or an emergency identified to be in the physical fiber infrastructure.