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

Knowledge:
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
Analytical
Innovative
Teamwork
Good communication skills
Interpersonal skills
Self motivated
Negotiation skills

Behavioural qualities:
Team player
Influential
Assertive
Self motivated
Persuasive
Other information
Reference No: IRC124907
Position Type: Permanent
Affirmative Action: Open to All
Salary:
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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