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    FTTP Civils and Fibre Build Contracts Manager

    Job Type:

    Full time




    Job Description:

    Ferns Group are a family run business with over 25 years’ experience as an established Utilities and Reinstatement company, specialising in Telecoms Civils, and tailored reinstatement services.

    Our Mission is “to be the preferred choice in our field by adding value to our business partners without compromise to quality, safety or the environment.”​

    Position Overview:  

    We are seeking a skilled and experienced FTTP Civils and Fibre Build Contracts Manager to oversee the planning, execution, and management of civils and fibre build contracts on the Openreach network. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in telecommunications infrastructure projects, exceptional leadership abilities, and a proven record of successful contract management.

     Key Responsibilities:  

    1.  Contract Management:  

       – Lead the negotiation, administration, and management of civils and fibre build contracts with subcontractors and suppliers.

       – Ensure compliance with contractual agreements, specifications, quality standards, and regulatory requirements.

       – Monitor contract performance, milestones, deliverables, and budgets to ensure timely and cost-effective project execution.

    2.  Project Planning and Coordination:  

       – Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including project managers, engineers, and procurement teams, to develop project plans, schedules, and resource allocation.

       – Coordinate with Openreach and other external partners to facilitate access, permits, and approvals required for FTTP infrastructure deployment.

       – Conduct site surveys, risk assessments, and feasibility studies to inform project planning and decision-making processes

    3.  Quality Assurance and Health & Safety:  

       – Implement robust quality assurance processes to ensure that civils and fibre build activities meet industry standards, technical specifications, and customer expectations.

       – Promote a culture of health and safety excellence, compliance, and risk mitigation across all construction sites and operations.

       – Conduct regular inspections, audits, and reviews to identify and address potential hazards, non-conformities, and areas for improvement.

    4.  Financial Management:  

       – Monitor project budgets, expenditures, and financial performance against agreed targets and forecasts.

       – Identify cost-saving opportunities, efficiencies, and value engineering initiatives to optimize project profitability and return on investment.

       – Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, forecasts, and variance analyses for senior management and stakeholders.

    5.  Team Leadership and Development:  

       – Provide leadership, guidance, and support to the civils and fibre build project teams, subcontractors, and vendors.

       – Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement to drive operational excellence and project success.

       – Coach, mentor, and develop team members to enhance their skills, knowledge, and professional growth.

    Qualifications and Experience:  

    – Proven experience in managing FTTP civils and fibre build contracts within the telecommunications industry, preferably on the Openreach network.

    – In-depth knowledge of civil engineering principles, fibre optic network design, installation techniques, and construction methodologies.

    – Strong understanding of contract law, procurement processes, and commercial negotiations.

    – Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills.

    – Proficiency in project management tools, software, and reporting systems.


    – Competitive salary package

    – Company Vehicle & Fuel/EV charge card

    -Career Progression

    – Bonus Scheme

    – Training and development opportunities

     Systems In Use:  



    -Fleet Master.


    -All Microsoft Packages.

    -Geo Hub.

    Ferns Group are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and committed to treating all our employees and job applicants equally. We embrace equal opportunities, including working with the prison service, and are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

    All applicants must have rights to work in the UK and be willing to undertake the relevant pre-employment screening checks should your application be successful.