Senior Telecoms Analyst

We are looking to recruit a pro-active, technology leader, eager to evolve and contribute to our ComReg Wholesale Products team. Reporting to the Wholesale Products Manager, this role offers the successful candidate the chance to pioneer leading-edge regulatory policy that will enhance consumer protection and boost competition and will be at the forefront of telecoms regulation in Europe.

ComReg Overview

We are the statutory body responsible for regulating electronic communications, postal and premium rate services in Ireland. We are a professional, multi-disciplinary organisation, operating in a dynamic telecommunications environment that is constantly evolving. Our Mission – at the heart of everything we do – is to facilitate the development of a competitive communications sector in Ireland that attracts investment, encourages innovation and empowers consumers to choose and use communications services with confidence.

 

Wholesale

ComReg’s Wholesale Division is responsible for the regulation of certain wholesale electronic communications markets (fixed/mobile telecommunications, broadcasting transmission) in Ireland. ComReg is required to conduct periodic market reviews of such markets in order to assess the extent of competition within them and to decide whether regulatory intervention is required. The Division will impose obligations on any operator with market power obligations to provide access to its network to other operators. It also oversees the implementation of these obligations including using ComReg’s legal powers to enforce them. Additionally, ComReg has responsibility for ensuring compliance with competition law in the electronic communications sector basis.

The role and responsibilities

The role involves detailed analysis of wholesale telecoms products and processes from a range of perspectives including process, regulatory compliance, systems, technical and market impact perspectives, all in support of the Wholesale Division’s objectives. The role will have a particular focus on Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) and its regulated use in the Irish telecoms market. In addition the role will require experience in active fixed network products and process specification. The successful candidate’s analysis will be key inputs to ComReg Wholesale Division’s decision making at both an Operational and Strategic level, particularly in light of the Gigabit Infrastructure Act.

The successful candidate will support the analysis of regulated markets, including the preparation of ComReg consultations and provides support for ComReg’s regulatory compliance and governance.

Responsibilities include:

·   Analysis of the status of PIA demand and usage in the Irish telecom market.

·   Leading the Wholesale Products analysis of and strategy and actions in response to the PIA aspects of the Gigabit Infrastructure Act.

·   Analysing, investigating and documenting RAP related issues as they are raised by industry or otherwise come to the attention of ComReg.

·   Managing, evolving and sharing knowledge with the wider Wholesale team.

·   Reviewing issues arising in the Irish market and making recommendations supported by detailed analysis.

·   Engaging with industry in the area of RAP related product and process development and improvement through bilateral contacts and industry forums.

·   Drafting and reviewing Wholesale Product processes, in particular relating to PIA.

·   Interfacing with other National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and relevant European bodies to keep updated on PIA regulatory developments.

·   Providing advice and support to other regulators where practicable, on the basis of ComReg experience, through questionnaires, surveys, enquiries etc.

·   Drafting and publishing consultations and decisions.

·   Monitoring technology evolution as it pertains to RAPs and in particular to PIA and GIA.

 

Qualifications and Experience required

 Essential

·        A degree in a telecommunications related area or similar. However, candidates with demonstrably strong analytical skills, preferably in an engineering area, will also be considered.

·        Work experience in an operator, networks vendor, infrastructure build and repair provider or consultancy environment in a technical engineering role in telecommunications or in a cognate industry.

·        Practical knowledge of PIA aspects of networks, telecommunications networks and fixed network access products

·        Demonstrable analytical skills.

·        Ability to use initiative and work pro-actively, balanced with an understanding of when and how to communicate and keep managers and stakeholders informed.

·        Demonstrable Experience of working in a process-based environment

·        Experience in participating in and leading multi-disciplinary teams.

·        Excellent written communications skills, with experience of preparing accurate and persuasive documents for publication, or for diverse internal audiences.

Desirable

·      Experience in a regulatory role

·    Knowledge of the current Electronic Communications Services (ECS) market, the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), European Union (Electronic Communications Code) Regulations 2022, the Gigabit Infrastructure Act, and developing trends.

·      Practical project management experience.

·      Experience in a drafting technical and/or process documentation.

·      A practical hands-on approach to complex issues and ability to multi-task in a diverse environment.

·      Practical Data Storage and Data Analysis Skills

 

Core Competencies & Skills for the Role

  • Analytical & Critical Thinking

Objectively analyses and evaluates information in order to identify patterns between situations that are not obviously related. Develops and clearly articulates solutions to complex problems.

  • Decision Making & Judgement

Effectively builds evidence base to support the decision-making process. Assesses alternative options. Uses judgement to adapt to specific and challenging requirements of the organisation.

  • Communicating & Influencing

Communicates clearly, confidently and respectfully. Engages, persuades and convinces others to follow a particular course of action. Ensures all relevant parties are appropriately updated and notified.

  • Technical Knowledge & Continuous Improvement

Possesses a command over the technical and professional skills for a particular discipline. Keeps an open mind. Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Teamwork

Promotes and enhances team performance through working collaboratively and in cooperation with others to achieve goals. Interacts in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you.

 

Our Package

·      Salary €81,852.59 to €102,331.45* (Pay increases will be awarded annually subject to satisfactory performance)

·      Dublin city centre location – IFSC

·      Blended working environment

·      28 days Annual Leave per year increases with service

·      Fully paid Maternity, Paternity and Parent’s leave

·      Income protection scheme

·      Education assistance and Training Opportunities

·      Professional membership fee pay

·      Attractive pension scheme

·      ComWell Wellbeing Programme

·      Travel tax saver scheme, Access to Cycle to Work Scheme

·      Access to Employee Assistance Programme

·      Access to a members run sports and social club

*(entry will be at the minimum point and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.)

 

Interview Process

For this role there will be two rounds of interviews, which will include a written task should you be brought forward for the 2nd round.

Check out the Recruitment section of our Careers website if you have any questions or need further information about the role or the recruitment process –/about/careers/recruitment-faq/ Applications will be shortlisted based on your CV, cover letter and answers to the questions asked when applying.

 

Please Note (1)

We hope that our recruitment process supports applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We understand that having a diverse workforce contributes to making us stronger as an organisation. We are committed to positively supporting candidates with disabilities.

Please let us know if there are any reasonable accommodations we can make to enable you to take part in the process by creating the environment to give you the best opportunity to show your strengths and competencies. Rest assured that whatever information you disclose will only be used to enable us to provide the necessary support and will never have a bearing on the outcome of the process.

 

Please Note (2)

ComReg assesses all applicants fairly based on the requirements for the role. Due to the high volume of applications we receive for positions, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you are short-listed for interview, and are subsequently unsuccessful, you can request verbal feedback from your recruitment contact – if you are represented by an agency.

How To Apply

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