Fibre Optic Surveyor

Aberla Utilities Ltd
Closing date
17 Sep 2020

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About Aberla Utilities
Aberla Utilities is a multi-utility contractor with both the logistical and supply expertise required to deliver services that create revenue streams and secure operational efficiency. Our business focus includes telecommunications, district energy networks, gas peaking plants and smart grids amongst others.
We are small enough to be flexible with our delivery model, yet large enough to be a long-term partner with strong financial backing – consisting of institutional investment and high net worth individuals. The Group offers our partners Energy Management, Renewables, Utilities and M&E services.

We work for private developers, construction companies, local authorities, social housing associations and energy companies, to name a few.

Main Objectives:

To report to the project manager and undertake all works associated with and including the surveying and planning of optimal fibre optic (FTTP/FTTH) routes for the client. In time this may include the organisation and management of multiple operatives and work streams.

The main duties include the responsibility for the following:

Attending sites to determine the best installation route for fibre optic network lines. Understanding and surveying existing fibre optic network infrastructure which may belong to the client or owned/ operated by a third party.Interpreting telecom design blueprints and construction maps.Completing survey documentation job packs: ISP pathways, drawings, address listings.Carrying out area surveys to ascertain whether any obstructions will prevent a successful installation.Identifying customer networks and reviewing proposed methods of construction to ensure that all requirements are compliant.

Skills knowledge and aptitude:

Standard Microsoft Office skillsExcellent communication skills at all levelsAbility to read CATV or telecom construction blueprintsAbility to understand surveying software applications, such as Q Field (QGIS)Understanding of routing of telecom wiring from point to pointUnderstanding of legislative and regulation requirements, including but not limited to wayleaves, permits and associated agreementsAbility to manage and coordinate works for multiple team members

Qualifications and training – Essential:

Relevant PIA surveying qualifications, including, but not limited to:

SA002 Safety UndergroundS6 PIA Duct SurveyingUnit 2 Street Works

Qualifications and training – Desirable:

  • SA001 Safety Overhead
  • S5 PIA Pole Surveying
  • S11 FTTP for Surveyors


    Previous experience working on fibre optic network development projects.Specifically, the surveying and planning of potential FTTP/FTTH networks is essential. A minimum of 3 years’ experience is required.Previous experience operating laser range finders and measuring wheels.
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