Senior Engineer-RF Planning & Optimization: Etisalat Nigeria

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7 May, 2012

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Telecom 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: Senior Engineer-RF Planning & Optimization
Division: Engineering
Reports To: Manager-RF Planning & Optimization
Job Summary:
Analyze, design, implement, optimize and enhance wireless telecommunications networks
Conduct link budget analysis and system dimensioning for coverage and capacity, including traffic analysis, initial system design and dimensioning, coverage planning, site identification, evaluation, frequency planning, interference analysis and optimization
Principal Functions;
  • Take charge of radio planning and optimization of assigned BSC areas in accordance with Etisalat Nigeria guidelines
  • Ensure 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
  • Attaining agreed cell level, BSC/RNC level, and Network level KPIs (2G and 3G) lower than defined thresholds
  • Lead special projects e.g. technical trials/feature testing
  • 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 Manager-RF Planning & Optimization 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 are consistent 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 four (4) years directly relevant post-NYSC work experience (GSM/ UMTS) including demonstration of:
  • Strong technical, analytical and documentation skills
  • Advanced knowledge of GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE & UMTS radio planning and optimization tools
  • Good understanding of planning and configuration principles
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office tools
  • Good Time management skills
  • Strong communications skills

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Offer valid till: May 20, 2012

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