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Position Details: Engineer -Transmission Planning optimisation

Location: Juba, South Sudan
Openings: 1

Description:

JOB PROFILE

 

Title of job:

Transmission Planning & Optimization Engineer

 

Location of the job:

Large OPCO – Network Operations / Managed Services Operation

Job Code:

 

Number of subordinates:

 

Job Level:

2

Time span:

 

Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

To manage the Operation, Administration, Maintenance & Provisioning of MTN Transmission in a manner insuring high availability & stability.

 

Context:

·         Company objectives for level and quality of service

·         To ensure that MTN Transmission network (MW, VSAT, Fibre) is planned, managed and operated following MTN quality standards

·         Dynamic global technological environment

·         Emerging GSM market

·         Global technological advances have an influence on designing network topology/architecture

·         Highly competitive telecommunications environment, where quality is one of the distinguishing factors

·         MTN OPCO’s business plan

·         Quality of network is a distinguishing factor in the telecommunications industry

·         Rapid growth and expansion of MTN OPCO operations

·         Shifting phase of evolution in organization life cycle

 

Key Performance Areas: Core, essential responsibilities / outputs of the position (KPA's)

 

Key Tasks:

·         Manage the Planning &optimization of Transmission network elements (MW,Backbone,Fiber,VSAT,PMP).

·         Plan & optimize MTN South Sudan Transmission network to achieve high availability.

·         Supervise contractors and provide guide MSP on Transmission low level planning principles.

·         Participate in Transmission network implementation activities.

·         Perform Synchronization planning & Optimization scheme for MTN South Sudan.

·         Analyse transmission network performance.

·       Provide the circuits routing plan for the new Base Transceiver station (BTS) Upgrades and re parenting

·       Provide the circuits routing for the inter-MSC, Direct connect and interconnect

·         Plan and release Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Plesiochronous digital Hierarchy  (PDH) multiplexes

·         Apply corrective and preventive maintenance procedures related to his unit.

·         Prepare weekly and monthly reports.

·         Perform Ad-Hoc duties as assigned by management

 

 

Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Tasks:

·         Able to lead a team of co-subordinate

·         Ability to motivate and supervise

 

Role Dependencies:

·         Network capacity Planning &optimisation and identification of required network changes due to backhaul evolution

·         Complexity of the transmission network and integration of various media (Satellite, Microwave and Fibre)

·         Core and access capacity provisioning within the transmission infrastructure

·         Alignment to MTN Network Group activities

·         Management network efficiency

 

 

Lateral Dimensions: These indicate the areas where the individuals could contribute uniquely in addition to the indicated duties, as well as how they could be affected by others or circumstances not necessarily under their control.

Creativities:

·       Involvement in cross-functional projects

·       Minimize the down time and the outages in MTN TX Network

·       Performance excellence.

·       Enhance the work quality and the job outputs.

 

 

Vulnerabilities:

·       Lack of tools of trade

·       Availability of training for use of equipment and software

·       Integrity of data received from the various departments.

·       Accuracy of planning maps and diagrams produced.

 

Responsibility towards:

·       Direct reports, -

·       Matrix reports, Network Planning and Optimization Manager

·         Key customers; FSE, Customer Care, Sales and Distribution, Marketing., Management, IS, External Contractors, TX vendors.

·       Key suppliers, ZTE, Ericsson, Aviat, Huawei

·       Other relations, HR, Finance, Information Technology,

 

 

 

Independent thought and judgment:

TX Planning Engineer is to use self-initiative with direction of Network Planning and Optimization Manager and Escalation procedure in performing all tasks.

·         Free to use initiative in generating ideas

·         Able to provide solutions for customers services needs      

 

Minimum Requirements 

Education:

·         Bachelor Degree in Telecommunications or Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

 

Experience:

·       4 years experience in installation and maintenance in a Mobile Telecommunications operational environment

·       Design architecture of networks in Mobile Telecommunications operational environment

·       Basic transmission / microwave planning; transport network evolution towards an Ethernet based

 

Training:

·       GSM System Delivery

·       All the DXX courses

·       Basic Microwave Planning training

·       Design training on multiplexers

·       IP and Routing Focus Basics

·       Synchronization planning course

 

Competencies

Knowledge:

·       Telecoms Network and GSM Knowledge

·       Local Telecoms Legislation

·       Advanced Knowledge of GSM technology

·       Transmission capacity planning and dimensioning in the GSM industry

·       Migration path of TDM transport to Ethernet and IP based transport

·       Optical network technology (Fibre network Planning and Dimensioning

·       Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH) and Ethernet (IP)  Technologies

·       Multiplexes (TM, ADM, AODM)

·       Microwave technology (PDH and SDH)

·       Network Synchronization

 

 Knowledge:

·       Telecoms Network and GSM Knowledge

·       Local Telecoms Legislation

·       Advanced Knowledge of GSM technology

·       Transmission capacity planning and dimensioning in the GSM industry

·       Migration path of TDM transport to Ethernet and IP based transport

·       Optical network technology (Fibre network Planning and Dimensioning

·       Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH) Technologies

·       Multiplexes (TM, ADM, AODM)

·       Microwave technology (PDH and SDH)

·       Network Synchronization

Skills / physical competencies:

  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Team worker.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • High accuracy levels and work quality standards.
  • Self and Fast learner.

 

Behavioural qualities:

 

  • Integrity
  • Commitment to the Organization
  • Leadership
  • Coaching & Developing
  • Managing Accountability
  • Teamwork & Cooperation
  • Customer Focus
  • Performance Excellence
  • Taking the Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking

General working conditions/ Inherent requirements/ Tools of trade (e.g. shift work, drivers license (code), vehicle (make) specific tools (e.g. dial in facility, special cell phone, etc), special clothing, environmental requirements, etc.)

  • Able to work in non-normal working hours.
  • Extended working hours.
  • Shift work.

 

KPA Quality Standards/ Measures (KPI’S for job)

 

 

 

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