Build Assurance Manager – Irlam, Manchester

The Role

To manage a team of Assurance Engineers and to oversee and support pre-build, in-flight and build activities and to ensure that the designs reflect the ‘As Built’ status when the build is complete. You will champion network quality and compliance to ensure that our partners are carrying out operations to specification and adhering to the programme. This role will report into the Head of Build & Assurance and will support with the daily management of the Build function. This role has great potential for growth as we expect you to take charge of organising people, information, and resources to enable the Build team to work effectively, suggesting and leading change where required.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead a team of Assurance Engineers ensuring that there is a highly motivated team that live the Freedom Fibre values.

  • To ensure that work is appropriately planned and scheduled.

  • Check completed plans and identify any risks on the project programme.

  • Oversee the fibre network build activities including completing audits, liaising with the public, working with internal stakeholders, and checking as-builts documents are completed.

  • Advise and support the planning/design and surveying teams where additional surveys are required before the build commences.

  • Working closely with the Head of Build & Assurance and the project managers/engineers to ensure KPIs are adhered to. Where there is the potential for slippage, advise the project/planning teams at the earliest opportunity. Also, where any changes/variations have been identified, advise the project management team of the impact on the programme and cost.

  • Manage the contractor relationship to ensure build specification and quality measures are adhered to.

  • Organise and manage pre-build walks with our partners to ensure risks and issues are foreseen and is resolved in collaboration with the Build partner.

  • Championing and ensuring Health, Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to across all build tasks and activities.

  • Liaising with residents and Council Inspectors when required to support the Build team with the smooth build of an area.

  • Undertake any other duties which may be requested by the line manager.

Key Result Areas

  • Support the effective running of the Build department

  • Visibly lead and influence the Build team to meet and exceed set targets and objectives

  • Support all actions to ensure build mobilisation is on track with plans/budgets

  • Build close relationships with internal and external stakeholders and build partners.

Reporting To

Head of Build & Assurance



Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working in the telecoms, construction, infrastructure, or other related industries.

  • Experience and understanding of fibre optic networks and a good knowledge of construction techniques.

  • Managing teams of people and delivering programmes of work to time and cost.

  • Working knowledge of PIA, CDM and NRSWA.

  • Excellent at developing long lasting working relationships based on openness and trust.

  • Good computer literacy skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel) and quick to learn new applications.

  • Experience with MRP systems (Simpro) is preferred.


  • Degree level education, HNC or equivalent qualification

  • Professional Accreditation is preferred

Personal Attributes

  • Precise and diligent

  • Good communication skills

  • Good organisation and planning skills

  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and make sound decisions accordingly

Our Ideal fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time, to take this business from what is a start-up to one that is an industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere; you will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive package including bonus, generous pension, private health care and flexible working along with other benefits.

Place of work

The place of work will be offices in Irlam, near Manchester.

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