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Senior 3G Planning Engineer Job in Kenya - Safaricom

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Rift Regional Network Department within the Technical &IT Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Senior 3G Planning Engineer

Reporting to the Senior Regional Network Planning Manager- Rift, the holder of the position will manage and coordinate assigned 3G network projects. Ensure project timelines and standards are met. Ensure all project reports and documentations are complete and timely.

Key Responsibilities
  • Planning for new 3G sites in accordance with the agreed triggers for capacity, quality and coverage sites.
  • Release accurate nominal plans, redesigns and integration parameters;
  • Regional 3G network capacity planning, monitoring and optimization to ensure that the set network KPIs performance are achieved ;
  • Continuously monitor the quality KPI’s on drive test, scanners and customer complains. Trigger corrective optimization plans and manage to completion;
  • Manage site configuration databases, heights and maps topology;
  • Analyze traffic trends, redistribute CE ‘s, Coverage control, manage IUB & power congestion to guarantee capacity
  • Ensure all physical changes are updated on ATOLL database and perform routine audit on sites
  • Maintain standards/3G parameter rules on all radio database parameters
  • Prioritize customer complaints and provide a solution/ recommendation within the agreed time frame. Identify and forestall potential complaint areas.
  • Identification of Potential bottlenecks in the 3G end to end network and escalate to Core PS related concerns
Minimum requirements
  • University degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics with an emphasis in Radio communications;
  • 3 years experience in telecommunication, with 1 year minimum in UMTS hands - on experience in Radio Network planning;
  • Practical knowledge in 2G and 2.5G is a MUST;
  • Candidates with experience in Siemens or Huawei 3G equipment will have an added advantage;
  • Proficient in use of radio planning tools such as ATOLL, ENTERPRISE and MAPINFO as well as nominal cell planning;
  • Knowledge in tele-traffic engineering, is a plus;
  • Proactive, confident, energetic and able to work under pressure with a positive attitude and use good organization skills
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Friday, 24th June 2011.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

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