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Radio Access Engineering Senior Manager Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Network Engineering 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 Manager - Radio Access Engineering

Reporting to the HOD, Network Engineering, and the position holder will be responsible for management of Radio designs and planning for GSM, UMTS, and fixed data networks. 

The scope includes 
  • Network capacity planning & dimensioning for both radio and core access ( BSC & RNC);
  • Development of  Central guidelines on parameterisation; 
  • Driving quality of service improvement initiatives and  
  • Access strategy & Trials for Radio
The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:
  • Plan and design Quality, Coverage & Capacity sites;
  • Develop guiding principles for nominal cell planning
  • Maintain an accurate RAN site inventory ;
  • Develop Consist Engineering Rules to be used in New Site Planning;
  • Capacity traffic planning, design  and modeling for 2G,3G and wimax
  • Preparation of Nationwide  Frequency and Code  planning
  • Liaise with Vendors and other partners in execution of technology trials
  • Core Access planning – RNC and BSC  design & planning
  • Develop  radio planning strategic plan
  • Prepare  RAN network parameterization guidelines
  • Manage Radio Network software upgrades and Feature activation
  • Updated Atoll database , management of planning tools and periodic update of the radio propagation tools;
  • Post debar site evaluation to ensure optimal performance of all new sites;
  • Define, guide, co-ordinate and manage Quality improvement activities;
  • Actively Participate in conferences, workshops, user groups, with relevance to Access Planning and Design.
  • Prepare training/ presentation on all key features learned in such workshops;
  • Prepare CAPEX forecasts and budgets to meet business requirement, to monitor and control CAPEX and OPEX expenditure for the section as required meeting corporate objectives;
  • Team Management, Recruitment, Training, and Development of key senior staff to fully realize potential.
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Science, with an emphasis in Radio communications;
  • 5 years experiences in telecommunications with 3 years minimum hands–on experience in Radio Network Planning or Optimization, one of which must be in leading a major optimization program for a mobile Network.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in managing a team within a radio planning and optimization environment;
  • In depth knowledge of traffic modeling techniques;
  • Good understanding of Access technologies including 2G, 3G and wimax
  • Proficiency In use of ATOLL planning tools and drive test analysis software.
  • Good working knowledge of database systems - Oracle and My SQL.
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 Thursday 13th September, 2012.

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