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Job Openings at Raeanna Nigeria Limited

Raeanna Nigeria Limited is a leading telecommunication infrastructure service provider in Nigeria and the sub-regions. Founded in 2001 as a telecoms infrastructure provider.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Engineer, Radio Planning & Optimisation

Location: Lekki, Lagos
Department: Technical
Division: Radio Planning
Unit: Network Planning
Grade Level: NA
Reports to: Manager, Network Planning
Supervises: Nil

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To design and plan rural radio networks (2G & 3G) for cost effective deployment of radio network coverage and capacity, towards the achievement of network rollout objectives and marketing/business plan.
  • Coverage – Ensuring that coverage is provided in all areas where subscribers live, work and play and to maintain parity with the competitor where necessary.
  • Produce Cost Effective radio designs – ensuring the network will be designed and built in the most cost effective way possible

Network Planning functions within the project which will be measured by:

  • Capacity – Ensuring that at any time the network will be able to accommodate the subscriber level anticipated 3 months ahead
  • Technology integration – Ensuring that multiservice sites (2G, 3G, etc.) are properly designed and integrated with minimal complexity and good Inter Radio Access Technology performance.
  • Time – Ensuring that network planning and site acceptance will be carried out in a manner to allow sufficient time for acquisition, construction and implementation of BTS and transmission links

Maintain at all times a detailed knowledge of the behavior and status of all sites in the region of responsibility. This includes:

  • Nominal plan
  • Planned sites
  • Site acquisition status
  • Build configuration and status
  • Traffic levels
  • Voice & Data traffic indices: GoS (Congestions stats), Dropped call rate, Control Channel failure, HO failure rate, half-rate
  • Monitor and report all competitor activities
  • The clutter data and propagation models (Planning Tool: Asset) will be checked at regular intervals to ensure that they offer a true reflection of the propagation environment
  • Be aware of any of the issues below that may affect the successful operation of business within the region:
  • Economic situation
  • Social/community situations

Provide specialist technical support to all other department regarding the network and radio related features

  • Maintain the integrity of the contents of planning tools (esp. ASSET, and other records) and minimize discrepancies from live network
  • Execute the nominal radio coverage and capacity rollout design for the networks
  • Monitor and analyze network performance and configuration to ensure KPIs are in conformance with targets for the region
  • Continuously analyze traffic, utilization and subscriber growth in order to foresee needs for capacity expansion.
  • Review, prepare and load cell data for integration of sites onto the network in alignment with Customer team.
  • Evaluate, verify and supervise the planning of radio networks by managed service vendor(s)
  • Ensure value is created from Customer engagement & Operations:
  • Maintain accurate and thorough Knowledge of the network, especially in assigned region/areas to aid decision making by stakeholders

Education and Experience

  • First Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering
  • Three (3) years post NYSC relevant experience

Required Capabilities
Minimum Education:

  • Fluent in English
  • First Degree in Electrical / Electronics or Telecommunications Engineering or related discipline

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialization; with experience working with others
  • Experience working in a medium organization
  • Experience with a GSM or Wireless Telecomm operator in a multi-vendor environment
  • Experience with Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE equipment will be desirable

Training:

  • Training on the BSS aspect of a GSM network
  • Radio planning and optimization of GSM and UMTS network

Skills:

  • Problem Solving & Communication
  • Behavior
  • Integrity
  • Team work & Customer Focus

Internal Relationships:

  • Technical team

External Relationships:

  • Vendors – OEMs & Drive-test
  • Customer

 

Job Title: Engineer, Radio Planning & Optimisation

Location: Lekki, Lagos
Department: Technical
Division: Radio Planning
Unit: Network Planning
Grade Level: NA
Reports to: Manager, Network Planning
Supervises: Nil

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To design and plan rural radio networks (2G & 3G) for cost effective deployment of radio network coverage and capacity, towards the achievement of network rollout objectives and marketing/business plan.
  • Coverage – Ensuring that coverage is provided in all areas where subscribers live, work and play and to maintain parity with the competitor where necessary.
  • Produce Cost Effective radio designs – ensuring the network will be designed and built in the most cost effective way possible

Network Planning functions within the project which will be measured by:

  • Capacity – Ensuring that at any time the network will be able to accommodate the subscriber level anticipated 3 months ahead
  • Technology integration – Ensuring that multiservice sites (2G, 3G, etc.) are properly designed and integrated with minimal complexity and good Inter Radio Access Technology performance.
  • Time – Ensuring that network planning and site acceptance will be carried out in a manner to allow sufficient time for acquisition, construction and implementation of BTS and transmission links

Maintain at all times a detailed knowledge of the behavior and status of all sites in the region of responsibility. This includes:

  • Nominal plan
  • Planned sites
  • Site acquisition status
  • Build configuration and status
  • Traffic levels
  • Voice & Data traffic indices: GoS (Congestions stats), Dropped call rate, Control Channel failure, HO failure rate, half-rate
  • Monitor and report all competitor activities
  • The clutter data and propagation models (Planning Tool: Asset) will be checked at regular intervals to ensure that they offer a true reflection of the propagation environment
  • Be aware of any of the issues below that may affect the successful operation of business within the region:
  • Economic situation
  • Social/community situations

Provide specialist technical support to all other department regarding the network and radio related features

  • Maintain the integrity of the contents of planning tools (esp. ASSET, and other records) and minimize discrepancies from live network
  • Execute the nominal radio coverage and capacity rollout design for the networks
  • Monitor and analyze network performance and configuration to ensure KPIs are in conformance with targets for the region
  • Continuously analyze traffic, utilization and subscriber growth in order to foresee needs for capacity expansion.
  • Review, prepare and load cell data for integration of sites onto the network in alignment with Customer team.
  • Evaluate, verify and supervise the planning of radio networks by managed service vendor(s)
  • Ensure value is created from Customer engagement & Operations:
  • Maintain accurate and thorough Knowledge of the network, especially in assigned region/areas to aid decision making by stakeholders

Education and Experience

  • First Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering
  • Three (3) years post NYSC relevant experience

Required Capabilities
Minimum Education:

  • Fluent in English
  • First Degree in Electrical / Electronics or Telecommunications Engineering or related discipline

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialization; with experience working with others
  • Experience working in a medium organization
  • Experience with a GSM or Wireless Telecomm operator in a multi-vendor environment
  • Experience with Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE equipment will be desirable

Training:

  • Training on the BSS aspect of a GSM network
  • Radio planning and optimization of GSM and UMTS network

Skills:

  • Problem Solving & Communication
  • Behavior
  • Integrity
  • Team work & Customer Focus

Internal Relationships:

  • Technical team

External Relationships:

  • Vendors – OEMs & Drive-test
  • Customer

Deadline: 17th February, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: hr@raeanna-nig.com using the “Job Tittle” as the subject of the mail.

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