Monday, June 25, 2012

Etisalat Nigeria Recruits Manager - RF Planning

Etisalat has been the telecommunications service provider in the United Arab Emirates since 1976 and has footprints in 18 countries traversing the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In its many years of operations, it has built up state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure and taken a leadership position of innovation, and quality service delivery among regional and international operators.

Etisalat is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. At Etisalat, we believe that diversity enriches our performance and products & services, the communities where we live and work, and the lives of our employees. As our workforce evolves to reflect the growing diversity of our communities and the global marketplace, our efforts to understand, value, and incorporate differences become increasingly important. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply to suitable openings.

Job Title: Manager - RF Planning
Location: Lagos

Division: Network Engineering
Reports To: Head-RF Planning & Optimization

Job Summary:
Manage the design of the radio network in assigned region to ensure sufficient and robust capacity to support current and forecasted subscriber base

Principal Functions:
Support the Head-RF Planning and Optimization by providing field sensitive feedback to the nominal rollout plan
Monitor and track the detailed RF design done by the RF Planning and Optimization engineers to ensure conformance with the nominal rollout plan
Evaluate local and global telecommunications trends and developments in order to understand impact on Etisalat Nigeria’s current and future business
Review the unit/ team activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team
Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
Plan and optimize radio networks in assigned region
Escalate any issues that may delay the rollout of BTSs in assigned region for the attention of the Head-RF Planning and Optimization
Assist in ensuring that radio coverage is done in a timely manner and in consonance with regulatory stipulations for GSM rollout in Nigeria
Assist in identifying specialist tools, equipment and solutions for radio network coverage enhancements
Assist in ensuring that the RF component of network coverage matches Etisalat Nigeria’s network coverage requirements
Maintain adequate knowledge of competitors’ activities and the competitive environment in assigned region for the attention of the Head-RF Planning and Optimization
Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates’ performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives
Prepare and submit periodic activity/ management reports for the attention of the Head-RF Planning and Optimization
Perform any other duties assigned by the Head-RF Planning and Optimization

Educational Requirements:
First degree or equivalent
Relevant professional qualifications/ certifications will provide an advantage

Experience & Skills:
Between five (5) and eight (8) years’ directly relevant post-NYSC experience, with most recent three (3) years in a supervisory role

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