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Senior BB Tx Planning Engineer Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Core Network Planning & Support 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 BB Tx Planning Engineer 

Reporting to the Senior Manager- Tx Planning & Support, the holder of the position will model, plan, design, optimize and management of reliable transport/transmission network systems in support of timely backbone transmission requirements.

Key Responsibilities
  • Modeling and planning of Transport systems/network and respective capacity planning and analysis.
  • Take a lead role in the development and application of packet and cell based transport in safaricom network;
  • Equipment planning and subsequent transport space management ;
  • Ensure projects with suppliers are carried out in line with the approved processes and procedures to ensure that the key milestones are attained/flagged to attain project delivery timelines;
  • Ensuring equipment space and power availability for planned systems;
  • Liaise with implementation department during site surveys and visits to ensure timely project completion in accordance to set timeframes
  • Approval of transmission/transport designs and plans for required bandwidth for projects from leased transmission capacity vendors.
  • Perform transmission/transport trials, equipment/systems parameters checks and evaluation and subsequent recommendations for approval and adoption of new equipment, systems and technologies into the network.
  • Cost effectiveness in relation to OPEX of trials introduced in the network.
Minimum requirements
  • University degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering;
  • 5 years experience in telecommunications environment of which 3 years must have been involved in installations/commissioning and planning of major telecom projects especially in the transmission field;
  • Conversant with the design, implementation and operation of packet and ATM based networks;
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of packet based data networks
  • Have good understanding of mobile network. GSM/WCDMA knowledge is an added advantage;
  • In depth project management skills using MS Project.
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 Tuesday, 25th July 2011. 

The Senior Manager - Talent Acquisition,

Safaricom Limited.

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