Airtel Networks Limited Recruiting: Manager: RF Planning/Indoor Design

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12 Feb, 2015

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Telecom Jobs in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited), a leading mobile telecommunication services provider in Nigeria and a member of Airtel Africa Group, is committed to providing innovative, exciting, affordable and quality mobile services to Nigerians, giving them the freedom to communicate, rise above their daily challenges and drive economic and social development.

The company made history on August 5, 2001 by becoming the first telecoms operator to launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria and has scored a series of many “firsts” in the highly competitive Nigerian telecommunications market including the first to introduce toll-free 24-hour customer care; first to launch service in all the six geo-political zones in the country; first to introduce affordable recharge denominations; first to introduce monthly free SMS and first to introduce monthly airtime bonus.

A truly innovative company, Airtel has showed resilience, charting new paths in meeting the demands and needs of its esteemed stakeholders and enhancing distribution as well as providing affordable services to empower more Nigerians.

In Nigeria, Airtel is working tirelessly to live up to an ambitious vision of being the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians as it offers a superior brand experience and a portfolio of innovative products & services ranging from exciting voice solutions to inventive data packages and mobile broadband.

Job Title: Manager: RF Planning/Indoor Design

Location: Nigeria

Job Purpose
The Radio Planning & Design Engineer (RF) will support our network service delivery objectives with regard to roll-out services, guarantee optimal coverage & capacity planning according to our business objectives.
The role is responsible for the analysis, design, implementation, optimization and enhancement of wireless telecommunications networks and will typically oversee and guide the work of Associate and Design Engineers and interface with Project Managers.

Key Accountabilities

RF Planning:

  • RF planning for Macro Network GSM/UMTS/LTE and/or Indoor Designs;
  • Support the nominal planning, candidate selection and site surveys up to site acceptance;
  • Visit sites locations throughout the country. Discuss solutions with Site Engineers, Negotiators and Landlords;
  • Create work orders in workflow management systems;
  • Should have hands on experience on CDD, ATND preparation for RAN network
  • Calculate and determine network impact for coverage and capacity expansions;
  • Evaluate (drive) test data to identify performance issues

Support & Analysis:

  • Recommend RF solutions and carrying out changes to improve site performance;
  • Support corporate coverage requests;
  • Support Site Share & Courtesy requests;
  • Support RF system introduction process;
  • Support governmental regulation requests.

Desired Skills and Experience
Educational Qualifications & Functional / Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • Sound knowledge of RF Planning

Relevant Experience:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Telecommunications
  • More than 5 years’ experience in RF Planning.
  • Specialized in RF Planning and Optimisation (GSM, UMTS, LTE);
  • Familiar with RF planning/ mobile operator roll-out process;
  • Experiences in RF hardware configurations and system updates/upgrades;
  • Knowledge of common industry propagation and planning tools e.g. Planet, dB Planner, Mapinfo, etc;
  • Very experienced in Link Budget calculation and validation;
  • Strong analytical skills to determine radio network impact in changing environments

Other requirements

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Results orientation
  • Analytical and problems Solving
  • Multi culture and inter-personal skills
  • Consulting, Facilitation and Selling skills
  • General management
  • Leadership qualities

Application Closing Date
Not Stated.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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