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Senior Electrical Engineering Manager (Smart Metering)

Date: 17-Nov-2020

Location: GB

Company: Telefónica S.A.



Location: Slough (flexible but you will be expected to be in Slough when required)

Job Grade: PCGU

Closing Date: Tuesday 1st December 



Here at O2, we’re about technology that creates exciting experiences. It’s why there are over 25 million people who choose to live life on O2. 


Being part of Telefonica, one of the world’s most creative digital companies, we’re able to open up all sorts of possibilities – not just for customers, but for the people who work for us, too. 


Great benefits. Great rewards. High-quality training. Ongoing career development. Flexible working. These are just some of the reasons we attract great talent. 


Our inclusive approach to recruitment helps us be a true reflection of our customers and their communities. That’s why everybody’s welcome at O2 – it’s time to get everyone in the room. 



Programme Background:


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEAIS) formally known as The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have taken a leading position in the EU by building the Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP). This is a large scale programme supporting climate change objectives through the mass deployment of 50m+ electricity and gas smart meters across 30m homes starting in September 2015.


Telefónica has been contracted as the Communications Service Provider (CSP) for the programme for 2 out of 3 regions.


We are looking for an experienced individual for a Permanent role as a Comms Hub Delivery Manager.



How will you fit into this?

As a member of the SMIP Comms Hub team, you will be responsible for the reviewing design documents, quality, reliability and safety of our suppliers’ products and insuring that the functional and non-functional requirements are met in conjunction with the Product managers.

You will also be responsible for the test bench design and work closely with the Supply chain team with suppliers to ensure that this remains fit for purpose to perform IQC and Return Triage.


You will be able to understand Design documents, GBCS, CHTS and SMETs and Zigbee specifications in detail and Service Management Processes and Procedures, ensuring effectiveness for the deployment of new Comms Hub FW and HW to ensure risks are being mitigated as well as holding discussions with stakeholders and to build relationships.



Some of the more specific responsibilities:


Working with the IT Application Team, Networks Team, Service Management Team, Test Teams, Support Teams and Architects, and reporting to the SMIP Senior Programme Manager, this role includes the following main responsibilities:


1. Comms Hub Electrical Engineering Manager activities

  • Own the Forward and Reverse logistics test bench technical design and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements in consultation with Supply Chain.
  • Review CHDS and ensure that requirement have been implemented correctly
  • Read and understand design specifications and technical drawings
  • Look for Continuous improvement in Processes and strategy.
  • Provide expertise to build and maintain products operational documentation
  • Manage day-to-day aspects of FWDL
  • Competent in required project methodology
  • Ensure documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored
  • Works closely with relevant stake holders to ensure effective and efficient delivery of products
  • Work with the supplier’s developers and designers to define and improve automation of the process where appropriate
  • Submit monthly reports on the number, and report on failures the reasons and work with others to implement corrective actions
  • Review HALT,ALT and production Yield to validate Availability and Probability of failure.
  • Identify customer requirements
  • Work to relevant standards
  • Attend meetings at customer and supplier locations
  • Design and conduct/witness tests
  • Record, analyse and interpret data
  • Propose modifications and retest products
  • Prepare product documentation, write reports and give presentations
  • Monitor a product in use to improve on future design.


3. Liaising with stakeholders and vendors

  • Liaise with TEF SMIP CH Technical product Managers 
  • Liaise with TEF Service Management
  • Liaise with TEF Supply chain team
  • Liaise with DCC CH technical team.
  • Liaise with internal PMs


4. Assuring quality

  • Ensure the appropriate use of tools and processes are applied
  • Provide direction and support to Team Lead managers.
  • Ensure testing issues and defects are captured, recorded and raised in a timely manner and if required escalated to the Programme Test Manager, Project managers.
  • Log all issues raised and track them until resolution in collaboration Product managers



What we need from you:


  • Solid experience of working in the Energy industry
  • Has a detailed experience in SMIP of at least 3 years
  • Experience of working on complex technical solutions in a multi-vendor environment
  • Experience of working in product design and development
  • Good understanding of how to measure reliability
  • Detailed knowledge of GBCS,CHTS,SMETS and Zigbee SEP1.4
  • Writes well structured, clear plans and reports
  • Experience in working on Government programmes desired but not mandatory



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We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like bonuses, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.  


We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible working arrangements. Like to know more, feel free to raise it.  


Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places. 


If you have any questions around the role then please email who will be happy to help.