Engineer-RF Planning & Optimization: Etisalat Nigeria

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7 May, 2012

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Engineering Jobs in Nigeria

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (EMTS), trading as Etisalat, is a Nigerian company duly incorporated under the laws of Nigeria in partnership with Mubadala Development Company and Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates. Incorporated in Nigeria as a private company, it acquired the Unified Access License from the Federal Government in January 2007.

Job Title: Engineer-RF Planning & Optimization
Division: Engineering
Reports To: Manager-RF Planning & Optimization
Job Summary:
  • Conduct site survey visits and antenna model reviews
  • Work with other functional groups within access management and understand dependencies in RF deployment
  • Liaise with RF vendors to ensure that RF processes are followed and escalate any issues identified to the Manager-RF Planning & Optimization
Principal Functions;
  • Assist with radio site planning and optimization of assigned BSC areas in accordance with Etisalat Nigeria guidelines
  • Assist in ensuring quality of network in assigned area and coordinate with all stakeholders from Implementation and O&M to achieve same
  • Proactive radio capacity planning and resource management
  • Attain agreed Optimization KPIs such as SDCCH, TCH & DCR levels lower than defined thresholds
  • Participate in special projects e.g. technical trials, temporary sites
  • Ensure accuracy in reporting and presentation of all technical plans
  • Assist with Deployment of leading edge technology & solutions as defined and approved by Etisalat Nigeria
  • Work with Senior Engineer-RF Planning to understand the RF design, cluster definition, customer expectation, and network configuration
  • Study RF design coverage maps and identify problem areas in terms of coverage, interference, or pilot pollution
  • Perform sanity checks on antenna configuration
  • Ensure that the Methods and Procedures handbook on optimization is followed correctly and optimization procedures implemented in consistency with Etisalat Nigeria recommendations
  • Keep up-to-date documentation of optimization-related actions; also maintain archives of all collected data
  • Request drive tests, analyze data, and recommend network changes as applicable
Educational Requirements: 
First degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Electronic/ Telecommunications Engineering or any other relevant discipline
Experience & Skills: 
Minimum of two (2) years directly relevant post-NYSC work experience (GSM/ CDMA/ UMTS) including demonstration of:
  • Strong technical, analytical and documentation skills
  • Good understanding of GSM radio planning & optimization tools
  • Good understanding of planning and configuration principles
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office tools
  • Good Time management skills
  • Strong communications skills
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Offer valid till: Application Deadline: May 20, 2012