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Safaricom Limited 3G Radio Planning Engineer Job in Kiboswa Kisumu Kenya

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!

3G Radio Planning Engineer


Reporting to the Senior Manager-RAN Optimization (Rift, Western & Nyanza), the role hold will manage, coordinate and execute 3G network projects, 3G Network Capacity Provision, 3G Site database update and parameter standardization, Nominal Cell Planning and documentation, 3G KPI’s monitoring  and 3G Radio network optimization.

Key Responsibilities
  • Plan, manage and coordinate assigned 3G network projects: Ensure project timelines and standards are met. Ensure all project reports and documentation are complete and timely;
  • 3G Radio Network Capacity optimization: Analyze traffic trends, redistribute CE ‘s, Coverage control, manage IUB & power congestion to guarantee capacity;
  • Optimize existing 3G sites in accordance with the agreed triggers for capacity, quality and coverage sites. Release accurate nominal plans, redesigns and integration parameters;
  • 3G Network Optimization: Continuously monitor the quality KPI’s on drive test, scanners and customer complains. Trigger corrective optimization plans and manage to completion;
  • 3G Site database update and parameter standardization:  Ensure all physical changes are updated on ATOLL database. Perform routine audit on sites. Maintain standards/3G parameter rules on all radio database parameters;
  • Manage customer complaints: Prioritize customer complaints and provide a solution/ recommendation within the agreed time frame. Identify and forestall potential complaint areas;
  • Identify potential bottlenecks in the 3G end to end network and escalate to Core PS related concerns.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Science, with an emphasis in Radio communications;
  • 2 years of experience in telecommunication with 1 years minimum in UMTS hands–on experience in Radio Network planning;
  • Practical knowledge on use of radio planning tools and nominal cell planning;
  • Knowledge in tele-traffic Engineering and IP certification (CCNA) will be an added advantage.
Note: This position is located in the Western Region of Kenya and the offices are based in Kisumu-Kiboswa area.
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 15th February, 2013.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
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