MTN: Senior Engineer: Transmission Planning

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14 Nov, 2013

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Plan the Transmission Systems according to Radio, Core and IP requirements
KPA duties

Task Complexity:

Strategy Development
• Participate in the translation of the transmission strategy and architecture into long range plans
• Assist in formulating inputs towards technology strategy.
• Assist in delivering a target Product and Services architecture with a 3 year time horizon taking global technology developments into consideration

Planning & Delivery
• Responsible for the timely planning of all Transmission networks within MTN e.g. PTP / PMP microwave networks, Fibre networks, RANO networks, DXX / SDH networks, etc.
• Assist in defining 1-year budget
• Prioritise access/core transmission network growth
• Drive execution of near term plans
• Forecast capacity and traffic and align with Radio, Core & IP plans and with strategy and roadmap
• Ensure correct planning of Transmission w.r.t fixed and mobile operator interconnections where required
• Plan transport capacity across access, backhaul and backbone infrastructure to support all of MTN’s bandwidth requirements
• Evaluate new Access and Core Backbone Transmission Network Equipment and Specifications
• Identify geographical location for equipment to be installed
• Request funding and issue request for purchasing (RfP) to vendor, verify bill of material and confirm order of equipment and services
• Verify configuration
• Ensure implementation of Transmission plans is carried out fully with a smooth handover to Network Operations for cutover and integration into the live network
• Ensure that policies, procedures and quality standards are adhered to in the planning process

Network Optimisation & Performance
• Ensure quality objectives are met and maintained
• Ensure future proof transmission plans to guarantee deliverables are met according to customer requirements both internal and external
• Track and report on performance problems and performance improvements on division level
• Investigate performance issues and identify changes required on division level
• Review design and drive optimisation changes
• Tender evaluations and formulations
• Provide high level support on the planned network/technologies

Communication and co-ordination
• Ensure communication of plans and integration of feedback
• Prepare implementation and integration documentation

Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Complexity:
• Influence subordinate Transmission Engineers (local or regional) w.r.t Transmission related issues and policy

Role Complexity:
• Continuous innovation and communication across the department

Educational requirements

B Degree or National Technical Diploma with relevant experience
Experience required

Over 5 years in Telecommunications, with at least 2 years experience as a senior Transmission Planning engineer
Skills required

Good knowledge of GSM, WCDMA, Transmission, Switching, Signalling, IP and Access Networks (Wireless and Fixed)
Good knowledge of various NE’s (MSC, MGW, HLR, SGSN, GGSN etc) and understand GSM and/or 3G traffic concepts, networks, nodes and inter-working
In-depth knowledge of 3G Transport Transmission technologies, IP/MPLS networks, ATM and IP protocols and Gbit Ethernet, MAN and NGN Technologies
Know how to use software design tools for microwave planning and fibre planning
Project Management

Skills / physical competencies:
Planning skills
Strategic thinker
Good communication skills
Interpersonal skills
Self motivated
Negotiation skills

Behavioural qualities:
Team player
Self motivated
Other information
Reference No: IRC124907
Position Type: Permanent
Affirmative Action: Open to All
Additional: Training:
Transmission courses relating to Transmission DXX, SDH, GSM etc
Management Training

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Applications close 18 Nov 2013.


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