Safaricom Limited Jobs career  in Kenya 2013

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.
We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community.
At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!
RF Design & New Site Planning Senior Engineer 
Reporting to the Team Manager- Radio RF Design & New site planning, the role holder is responsible for UMTS/GSM Nominal site planning, frequency planning for new sites integration parameters and need definition for capacity, coverage and quality sites.
The role holder is also responsible for preparation of accurate and timely equipment forecast for capacity upgrades, project plans for major projects assigned, preparation and issuance of redesigns, integration parameters and BTS signoffs.
In addition participate in formulation of frequency planning guidelines and strategies, in trial tests for new features and with optimization teams on periodic review of frequency plans for both existing and new sites.
The job holder will also participate and coordinate MSV’s, SAV’s and indoor sites, engage the regional teams to optimize new sites further to ensure they meet all the objectives, provide equipment forecasting input, prepare accurate traffic model, plan and coordinate implementation of capacity upgrade plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Continuous review of frequency plans  to accommodate new sites and ensure overall reduction in interference levels;
  • Analysis of traffic trends and generation of capacity upgrade plans in line with traffic models;
  • Planning for new sites in accordance with the agreed triggers for capacity, quality and coverage;
  • Release of accurate nominal plans, redesigns and integration parameters;
  • Continuous monitoring of new sites quality KPI’s through performance monitoring and drive test;
  • Trigger corrective optimization plans and manage to completion;
  • Ensuring all physical changes are updated on ATOLL database;
  • Performance of routine audit on sites;
  • Maintenance of standards/ BSS rules on all radio database parameters;
  • Prioritization and attendance to coverage related customer complaints and provision of solutions/ recommendations within the agreed time frame;
  • Identification with the intention to forestall potential complaint areas;
  • Participation in trial tests for new features, analyzing the effect of such features in the network and initiate the necessary amendments to the performance tools to ensure accurate reporting of statistics.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical field – Electrical Engineering or Electrical Science, with an emphasis in Radio communications;
  • 3 years of experience in telecommunication with 1 year(s) minimum GSM hands–on experience in Radio Network planning;
  • Practical knowledge on use of radio planning tools and nominal cell planning;
  • Candidates with experience in Huawei BSS/NSN multi Radio BSS and legacy Siemens equipment will have an added advantage;
  • Knowledge in tele-traffic Engineering is a plus.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.
The deadline for application is Tuesday 19th March, 2013.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

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