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Full-time Principal Radio Capacity Planning Engineer

at Safaricom in Nairobi

Principal Radio Capacity Planning Engineer at Safaricom in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Radio Access Engineering, the role holder will carry out 3G Network Capacity Provision and 3G Site database update and parameter standardization. The job holder will also continuously monitor the 3G capacity KPI’s using network planning tools and take appropriate actions to improve quality, capacity, coverage and network performance by deploying enhanced features and fine tuning 3G parameters. The role holder will also be responsible for issuing long term network capacity plans based on resource utilization, 3G project management and coordination.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate assigned 3G network projects: Ensure project timelines and standards are met. Ensure all project reports and documentation are complete and timely;
  • Manage 3G Radio Network Capacity Planning: Analyze traffic trends, resource utilization, redistribute capacity and optimize resources to guarantee capacity;
  • Trigger for new 3G capacity sites in accordance with the agreed triggers for capacity sites and forward to RF Planning Team for release of nominal plans, redesigns and integration parameters;
  • 3G Network capacity Optimization: Continuously monitor the capacity KPI’s on network planning tools. Trigger corrective optimization plans and manage to completion;
  • 3G Site database update and parameter standardization: Standardization of all 3G RAN parameters. Maintain standards/3G parameter rules on all radio database parameters;
  • Identification of Potential bottlenecks in the 3G end to end network and escalate to Regional Networks & Core CS teams the related concerns;
  • 3G Parameters standardization: Harmonize 3G parameters across 3G network;
  • New Enhanced Features: Deploy enhanced features improve 3G network performance.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Science, with an emphasis in Radio communications/telecommunications;
  • Computer literate;
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to details;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills;
  • 5 years of experience in telecommunication with 3 years minimum in 3G with hands–on experience in Radio Network planning;
  • Practical knowledge on use of radio planning tools and capacity planning tools, MySQL, M2000, NetAct, Erlang-B e.t.c;
  • Candidates with experience in Nokia- Siemens or Huawei 3G equipment will have an added advantage;
  • Practical knowledge of 3G networks a must;
  • Thorough knowledge in traffic modeling and capacity forecasting and management. Knowledge in tele-traffic Engineering is a plus;
  • Practical knowledge of interoperability between 3G and 2G networks.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. The deadline for application is Monday 25th March, 2013.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
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