Cell C: Senior RF Planning & Optimisation Engineer

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10 Jul, 2013

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Telecom Jobs in South Africa

Purpose of the Job
Responsible for overseeing the analysis, design, implementation and enhancement of the radio network.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
Network and Radio Planning
•Participate in development of the Radio Frequency network design strategy.
•Responsible for Radio planning and Network Optimization within the region.
•Responsible for radio frequency plans, capacity evaluation and upgrade on the network.
•Responsible for design of new network elements, (macro, micro, repeater and in-door solutions).
•Responsible for radio planning and performance activities with other service delivery departments within the region.
•Evaluate and implement the new radio system elements and solutions into the region.
•Implement the introduction of new radio features or parameters into the region.
•Evaluate and approve site shares with other network operators.
•Drive and support the GPRS / EDGE network engineering and dimensioning Optimization.
•Responsible for all aspects of engineering for Network Optimisation.
•Ensure optimal use of Cell C radio network resources via appropriate use of available radio features or parameters within the region.
•Implement company standard best practise optimisation methodology.
•Evaluate timely resolution of customer complaints.
•Ensure timely investigation and resolution of radio problems affecting network quality.
•Evaluate and motivate for new optimisation tools in the market that will add value towards improving the network quality.
•Ensure that change requests pertaining to antenna changes, tilts, azimuths etc. are executed with minimal delay.
•Identify and report areas where performance improvement is required.
•Perform routine analysis of measured data and make recommendations to improve network performance.
•Find methods to fine tune planning tools and BTS parameter optimisation.
•Evaluate and improve GPRS / EDGE network performance
•Deploy and evaluate advanced network features as required for network growth Performance Engineering.
•Ensure that radio network quality measurements area as per Cell C standards.
•Drive testing activities to measure network quality.
•Provide all required reporting related to the activities.
•Compile reports pertaining to specific problems encountered.
•Ensure consistency, accuracy and integrity of all related data and documentation.
•Manage and co-ordinate monthly network benchmarking Cost and Budget Management
•Ensure that deployment for a coverage system meets the POI requirements and is in line with business strategy
•Maximise existing asset revenue generation Report Generation.
•Process network quality reports for management, including recommendations for improvements.
•Provide all required activity reporting
•Ensure consistency, accuracy and integrity of all related data and documentation

Team Leadership
•Assign, prioritize and direct work for the P&O specialists.
•Monitor and evaluate task completion according to defined processes, quality and time lines.
•P&O specialist’s technical development.
•Identify P&O specialist training needs
•Provide technical support to P&O specialists on all RF Designs and performance tasks
•Provide input into the evaluation, development and maintenance of P&O specialist’s competencies and performance.
•Prepare progress reports

Project Management.
•Manage end to end RF planning projects from initiation to implementation according to plan
•Initiate RF projects with a focus on special methods and features to improve coverage, capacity and network quality.
•Co-ordinate internal and external resources to achieve project deliverables
•Initiate pro-active interventions when required
•Compile ongoing project reporting
Health and Safety Compliance.
•Strictly apply and adhere to Cell C Health and Safety procedures and rules.
•Manage conformance to Legislation and Cell C Health, Safety and Environmental standards.
•Manage, identify and minimize Cell C’s exposure to operational risk.
•Monitor, investigate and report all health and safety matters and incidents.
•Ensure the appointment of the SHE representative, First-aiders, evacuation marshals and establishing / maintenance of SHE Committees as per legislation and Cell C requirements.
Perform any other related work requested by Management.
Educational Requirements/Skills & Experience
Degree in Electrical / Electronics / Communication Engineering or National Technical Diploma in Electronics or Electrical Engineering.
3 years’ experience in a radio planning environment
In-depth knowledge of Radio planning theory.
Good Experience in Radio Frequency Planning tools.
In depth knowledge of GSM networks.
Good knowledge of BSS parameters / algorithms.


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