Wananchi Group Technical Network Designer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Wananchi Group (K) Ltd

Job Title: Technical Network Designer

Department: Technical

Location: Nairobi

Position Reporting to: Head of Network Maintenance

Manages Others: No

Job Purpose / Summary:

  • As a CAD or computer-aided design technician, you’ll use software to create design plans for buildings and machinery
  • You will be required to plan and design of complex HFC/ fiber network infrastructure for areas in East Africa.
  • You will be planning where fiber will be laid in the ground/aerial on poles taking into account any wayleave issues or obstructions that could prevent the smooth running of the installs.
  • The HFC/FTTH Network Designer will provide advice and guidance to commercial and project teams to meet project requirements.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring accuracy of asset information (planned fiber networks and plant protection information). You will ensure quality of captured as-built information

Key Roles:

  • Collect relevant data from the field using GIS maps
  • Carry out make ready surveys for the HFC network and any other construction projects.
  • Mapping out existing network whenever required.
  • Updating all data collected from time to time or whenever necessary.
  • Produce designs and handover info for surveyed areas
  • Act as POC for all design activity for allocated tasks
  • Liaise with all parties for handovers to ensure smooth transition of a project between the design and delivery phases
  • Fully manage version control of design output documentation on the relevant file management systems shared with contractors ensuring that sensitive information is stored and dealt with in a diligent manner
  • Collating and maintaining accurate costing sheets, bill of quantities and bill of materials
  • Production of straight line diagrams, splicing schedules and other design documents
  • Interpreting output from mapping surveys then accurately utilizing these data sources in the design process in order to produce accurate designs
  • Using other reference sources and datasets to ensure the final design mitigates all identifiable risks
  • Highlights areas of potential cost savings by wayleave identification/land ownership and pass on information to required stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Determine siting of new network elements, with consideration to engineering requirements, safety and permissions from necessary
  • Scrutinize output from automated high level design and ensuring accuracy of final detailed design


Engineering and Technical
Updated: May 11, 2017 — 4:27 pm