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Design Engineering Specialist (Radio and Hardware)

Posted 6 February by CTIL Featured Ended

Technical specialist relating to the deployment of passive infrastructure into the CTIL site portfolio, with particular emphasis on implementation of active radio and hardware designs via enclosures and design/construction principles.



  • Technical specialist for CTIL in the fields of site design, construction and active hardware integration.
  • Produce design guidance documentation to articulate CTIL/ operator specifications and best-practice to design suppliers.
  • Provide input on existing/proposed site design methodologies relating to efficiencies, safety and cost during construction.
  • Review and answer technical queries from suppliers/stakeholders.
  • Provide design support to CTIL infrastructure maintenance teams.
  • Attend and contribute to team and stakeholder meetings when required.
  • Assist auditing design compliance/performance.
  • Site visits from time to time.
  • Maintain radio and hardware areas of design manual.

Compliance & Security

Support, maintain and improve CTIL and stakeholder policies regarding:

  • Health and safety
  • Environmental
  • Business continuity
  • Information security
  • Competition law

Project Management & Planning

Contribute to the planning and management of projects relating to:

  • Product development implementation
  • Design process change
  • Integration of active radio designs
  • Design audits

Stakeholder/Supplier Management

  • Engage with and assist all key stakeholders and stakeholder groups who are connected to the design function.
  • Provide technical support to design/build suppliers by resolving site specific queries
  • Present design solutions during quarterly design workshops
  • Liaise with product manufacturers and manage relationships

Risk, Issue & Dependency Management

  • Proactively identify and mitigate design and H&S risks through assessment and best-practice review.
  • Assess non-standard design proposals and approve/reject though the CTIL design concession process.

Management of Change

  • Scope changes in design necessitated by stakeholder demand
  • Assess required design changes and associated construction methods.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders and manage their expectations for completion of changes.


Effectively communicate design information via documentation, conference calls, meetings and presentations to:

  • Design and construction suppliers.
  • The CTIL Design team.
  • Other CTIL departments.
  • Operator/stakeholder design and delivery teams.
  • Product suppliers/manufacturers.


Required (minimum)


Experience (technical, managerial, industry)

  • >2 years’ working in telecom site design/build environment
  • Supplier and stakeholder management
  • General understanding of mobile telecoms radio equipment, antennas and enclosures
  • >5 years’ experience working in a telecoms design/build team in the UK.
  • Previous experience working on CTIL/Telefonica/Vodafone projects.
  • Design/build compliance audits.

Education level / Qualifications (professional, vocational)

  • GCSE English, Maths, Science (A-C)
  • Engineering or construction qualification (HNC/D)
  • Extensive industry experience may be equivalent to qualifications.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline
  • Other qualification(s) related to the role.
  • H&S training (IOSH, rooftop/asbestos, RF awareness etc.)

Skills / Knowledge

  • Broad knowledge of Telecoms infrastructure and suppliers.
  • Excellent MS Office skills.
  • Effective communicator
  • Essay/Document writing
  • CDM
  • Good knowledge of the Telefonica & Vodafone networks (Active & Passive).
  • Construction management experience, including rigging, civils or active installations.
  • AC/DC Electrical design/build experience.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD or other CAD packages.

CTIL Values (BEST)

Operate and uphold CTIL’s values of Bold, Excellence, Supportive and Trust

Required skills

  • CAD
  • Deployment
  • Radio
  • Telecoms
  • Site Specific

Reference: 34403550

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