Radio Planning & Optimization Engineer Jobs at Telkom, Kenya

Radio Planning & Optimization Engineer Jobs at Telkom, Kenya


Who We Are

  • Telkom connects the people that keep Kenya on the move.

  • It does this by providing integrated telecommunications solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions suite that includes voice, data, mobile money as well as network services.

  • Powered by its vast fibre optic infrastructure, it is also a major provider of wholesale, carrier-to-carrier traffic within the country and the region.

    About This Role

  • Responsible for 2G/3G and 4G planning and optimization of GSM, UMTS, LTE .

  • The role holder is responsible for overseeing the design, deployment, and optimization of wireless telecommunications networks.

  • Managing the design phase will include overseeing pre-deployment equipment analysis, technology assessment, radio network planning, access planning, and interference analysis, demand planning, test and measurement of the equipment, and interfacing with the market development team.

  • In the optimization stage, main tasks are to supervise optimal network performance, KPI and network statistics analysis, and parameter optimization.

    Responsibilities

  • Monitor and analyse the GSM/WCDMA/HSPA/LTE Radio Network Statistics on daily basis.

  • Achieve & maintain the Radio Network Performance as per the contracted OSS KPIs(Accessibility,

  • Availability, Retainability Mobility & Service Integrity) within company set thresholds.

  • Respond to all customer complaints within stipulated SLA. Address coverage and capacity complaints from customer by providing implementable solutions and ensuring closure as per SLA.

  • Continuously conduct consistency checks on radio parameters and daily execute corrections with the RNO guidelines.

  • Analyse drive test reports including benchmarking reports and implement optimisation recommendations suggested.

  • Identify pockets of poor network quality and suggest resolutions for clearing interference ad KPI degradations.

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

  • This will include TRX additions, 3G upgrades, CE expansions, Power Optimisation, BSC/RNC board capacity utilisations/dimensioning.

  • Prepare requested network/Cells KPIs statistics for analysis of incident
    reports.

  • Handling of trials projects, feature testing, POC for new product/features and produce trial detailed reports and business case analysis, follow up on special projects assigned to RNPO with technical reports and results and practising efficient finals Managements.

  • Perform radio site surveys, site candidate evaluation/selection and link budget planning for both new radio site integration and radio site relocation

  • Use specialised propagation modelling tools to conduct coverage planning, capacity planning, interference analysis and optimisation.

  • Carry out optimization techniques for optimal site/cluster performance.

  • Define and/or adapt processes and procedures for RF engineering tasks.

    Academic background

  • BSC in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunication, ICT or related course

  • At least 5 yrs. experience in RAN Network planning and optimisation 2 of which should be directly with ZTE and /Huawei

  • Advance certifications in IT/T related courses.

    Professional Knowledge

  • Must have worked with ZTE/Huawei RAN equipment.

  • Proven experience in the se of u200/PRS/NETNUME MAPINFO/ACTIX/NEMO, and planet planning tool.

  • Through knowledge of RAN features/Road maps/Equipment life cycles.

    Professional Skills

  • Autonomy in a multicultural and multi functional environment, ability to liaise with other entities and departments inside TKL and outside.

  • Proactive and dynamic

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Efficient and results oriented

  • Self-motivated person able to work under minimum supervision

  • Excellent organisation and communications kills

  • Proven leadership skills.

    How to Apply

  • Application should be sent to recruitment@telkom.co.ke by providing an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) before 31st March, 2020 including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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