Senior Specialist: Radio Planning and Optimization

Website Vodacom

Role Purpose

To provide high level technical support in the Radio Planning and Optimisation environment and to correct network quality & Radio Planning Optimization impacting problems.

Your Responsibilities Will Include

Act as team leader for the regional planning & optimisation team.

Perform network optimisation for RAN network, by consulting and advising @ Regional and County Level.

Implementation & management of network parameters.

Identify & rectify areas of poor network quality.

Identification, planning and implementation of new RAN equipment to improve quality and support rollout.

Planning and integration of new sites, e.g. 2G, 3G and LTE within the Region and County.

Implementation of network expansion plans.

Manage higher order network entity planning & configuration.

Liaison with central Project Management, Regional Property, Maintenance, Installation and Transmission departments and external contractors.

Conducted RAN coverage and capacity planning.

Managed Network Performance.

Provided Support.

Maintained Planning Database.

Forecasted Network Growth and Network Traffic Planning.

Managed various high-level projects.

Involvement in Vodafone benchmarking and preparation at County and Regional Level.

New Site Performance and Optimisation – Ensure new sites are specifically tracked wrt performance to have minimal impact on the region, this also overlaps with the NED monitoring.

The Ideal Candidate For This Role Will Have

3 year Degree/National Diploma (minimum).

5-8 years’ work experience in telecommunications industry.

Good knowledge of RF antennas and systems.

Good knowledge and experience in ATOL planning tool.

GSM / UMTS / LTE/ 5G planning and optimisation principles.

Project Management basic knowledge.

Exposure to UMTS / LTE planning & optimisation tools.

Radio environment knowledge (RF).

Exposure to IP fundamentals.

Huawei Equipment Knowledge preferable.

Strategic thinking.

Closing date for Applications: 1 November 2021

The base location for this role is, Midrand, Vodacom Campus

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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