Engineer, RAN Capacity Management, Job in Kenya

Job Title: Engineer – RAN Capacity Management

Hiring Organization: Safaricom
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Telecommunication
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/24/2024

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager – RAN Capacity Planning, the role holder will carry out RAN Network Capacity Planning and RAN Site database update and parameter standardization. He/She will be required to continuously monitor the RAN capacity KPI’s using network planning tools and take appropriate actions to improve quality, capacity, coverage and network performance by capacity upgrades, deploying enhanced features and fine-tuning RAN parameters.

He/She will also be responsible for issuing long term network capacity plans based on resource utilization, RAN Upgrade project management and coordination.


Coordinate assigned RAN Capacity network projects: Ensure project timelines and standards are met and that all project reports and documentation are complete and timely;

Radio Network Capacity Planning: Analyze traffic trends, resource utilization, redistribute capacity and optimize resources to guarantee capacity;

Executing Network dimensioning tasks to address capacity and coverage requirements by optimally Optimizing network interfaces and nodes to cater for 2G/3G/LTE voice and data traffic.

Trigger for new capacity sites in accordance with the agreed triggers for capacity sites and forward to RF Planning Team for release of nominal plans, redesigns and integration parameters;

Network capacity Optimization: Continuously monitor the capacity KPI’s on network planning tools. Trigger corrective optimization plans and manage to completion;

Site database update and parameter standardization: Standardization of all RAN parameters. Maintain standards/parameter rules on all radio database parameters;

Identification of Potential bottlenecks in the end to end network and escalate to Regional Networks & Core teams the related concerns;

New Enhanced Features: Deploy enhanced features to improve RAN network performance


Degree in Electrical, Electronics ,Telecommunication Engineering, computer science, IT or any technical related field

Excellent analytical skills and attention to details, Communication and interpersonal skills, Excellent trouble shooting and problem-solving skills

3 years’ experience in telecommunication with hands–on experience in Radio Network planning.

Practical knowledge on use of radio planning tools and capacity planning tools, MySQL, M2000, NetAct, Advanced Excel, Erlang-B etc.

Experience in process automation and database audits interfacing with planning tools.

SQL database queries and scripting for data manipulation, GIS and crowd source analytics is an added advantage.

Candidates with experience in Nokia or Huawei RAN equipment will have an added advantage.

Practical knowledge of all RATs and interoperability is must.

Thorough knowledge in traffic modeling, coverage and capacity forecasting& management.

Knowledge of Core access planning, Paging and LAC dimensioning.

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