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Senior Radio Planning Optimization Engineer Job in Kenya - Safaricom

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Western/Rift Regional Network Department within the Technology Division.

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

Senior Radio Planning Optimization Engineer

Reporting to the Senior Regional Network Planning Manager-Western/Rift the holder of the position will perform frequency, capacity and cell planning, monitor cluster KPI’s and optimize the network.

You will also maintain accurate site database/ standards for BSS database parameters and resolve escalated customer issues.

Key Responsibilities
  • Continuously review the frequency plan to accommodate new sites and ensure overall reduction in interference levels;
  • Analyze traffic trends and generate Capacity upgrade plans in line with traffic models that will meet the objective;
  • Plan for new sites in accordance with the agreed triggers for capacity, quality and coverage sites and release accurate nominal plans;
  • Continuously monitor the quality KPI’s on drive test, scanners and customer complains and trigger corrective optimization plans and manage to completion;
  • Prioritize customer complaints and provide a solution(s)/ recommendation(s) within the agreed time frame;
  • Prepare re-homing plans and streamline LAC borders in accordance to CNP’s request and radio trigger levels thresholds.
Minimum requirements
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Science, with an emphasis in Radio communications;
  • 3 years experience in telecommunication with 1 year’s minimum in GSM hands–on experience in Radio Network planning;
  • Practical knowledge on use of Atoll radio planning tool and nominal cell planning;
  • Candidates with experience in nokia, Siemens or Huawei BSS equipment will have an added advantage;
  • Knowledge in tele-traffic Engineering is a plus.
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 Friday 24th June 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

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