Job Details

Job Ref :
Job Title :
Fibre Optic Engineer - Data Centre 
Job Category :
Posted :
8/9/2018 5:03:54 PM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Corsham, Wiltshire, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
£18k - 25k per year + DOE 
Security :
Description :

HQ5435               Fibre Optic Engineer – Data Centre

Location:             Corsham

Salary:                 £18,000 - £25,000 DOE

An exciting opportunity has become available to work as a Fibre Optic Engineer for a rapidly expanding technology based company at their Data Centres. The Fibre Optic Engineer will be undertaking cross site connections and be responsible for installing cables, termination and testing and work between both Data Centres (Farborough or Corsham) There may be occasions to travel further afield, so flexibility is imperative. A company vehicle will be provided as required.

The Fibre Optic Engineer will work a 37 hour week Monday- Friday and any additional hours and weekend work will have an increase of pay accordingly

Applications from Ex-Military Personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged

Key Responsibilities;

  • Installation and termination of cables, construction of ODF/IDF’s, trunking, termination shelves, and other associated activities
  • Understand the use of, cable and fibre test equipment, produce and analyse test documentation, and prepare reports
  • Smart hands activity, checking alarms on active hardware, rebooting equipment and other associated tasks, under instruction from the client.
  • Reporting effectively to a Supervisor on a daily, weekly and as required basis.
  • Fostering good customer relationships
  • Providing standby/shift cover as required on a rota basis
  • Working in accordance with the clients and customers’ Health and Safety requirements.
  • To use basic cable and fibre optic test equipment, complete job cards and documents as required

Person Specification;

  • Have a flexible approach & the ability to be agile
  • Self-Directed
  • Take ownership of work
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Team Player
  • Organised

Skills & Qualifications;

  • Proven experience in fibre optic, network cable installations, splicing and testing within this field
  • CAT5/6
  • OTDR Fibre Optic Testing
  • IT qualification
  • Copper experience
  • Data qualification
  • Security Clearance and a CSCS Card would be an advantage


  • 23 days holiday + Bank Holidays (rising to 25 days based on length of service)
  • Use of Company Vehicle if required
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Insurance (after successful probation)
  • Uniform and PPE provided

Salary;  £18,000 - £25,000 DOE

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