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JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title Engineer, 2G Radio Network Design planning and Optimization Business Unit /

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title

Engineer, 2G Radio Network Design planning and Optimization

Business Unit / Function

Network

Location

 

Department

Networks Design Planning & Optimization

Written By

 

Administrative Reporting to: (Please provide position title)

Manager Radio Design & Optimization

   

Functional Reporting to:

Manager Radio Design & Optimization

Approved by:

(Please provide position title)

JOB PURPOSE

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(Briefly describe the general purpose of the position or its significance from the organization’s point of view and

how it contributes to the overall mission/objective of the organization).

To participate to the OpCo strategy and architecture design for the end-to-end Radio Network and ensure robust and high quality and optimum capacity to support various services on the 2G network. The role also involves KPI monitoring and analysis as well as capacity dimensioning and management.

The role will require a high degree of co-ordination with Central Technical team and strategic partners for governance of Radio Network operational activities and validation & evaluation of Radio network designs.

2. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Expected End Results (“WHAT”) (List the expected end results that must be achieved in order to fulfill the job purpose)

Supporting Activities (“HOW”) (What are the key activities undertaken to achieve the desired end results?

Provide Radio network strategic and architecture planning, ensuring robustness, scalability, inter-operability and appropriate technology

1. Planning the 2G sites using RF planning tool (like Planet) defining their related parameters: site coordinates, antenna type, antenna height, antenna tilt, antenna azimuth, power, cable loss, propagation model parameters

2. Interacting with the Zonal marketing and Geo-marketing to define and agree on coverage targets

3. Work with Site acquisition team to find the suitable site locations to build sites based on nominal plans

4. Validating the site configuration in the field during the technical site survey visit and preparing the Technical Site Survey report

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  5. Attend neighborhood board meetings and zoning hearings to address questions regarding radio sites;
 

5. Attend neighborhood board meetings and zoning hearings to address questions regarding radio sites; participate with federal, state, and local jurisdictions to ensure regulatory and zoning compliance.

6. Prepare all the sites commissioning & integration related database for new sites.

7. Eventually, in a project, coordinating and validating the technical work of a small group of RF performance engineers

8. As an area/zone mentor, to teach, nurture and monitor the progress and development of fellow engineers and their work

Dimensioning the RAN network according to the coverage, capacity and quality requirements from Airtel guideline and Marketing requirement.

1. Prepared the Radio Network evolution proposals and compare this with network projections and Airtel design guidelines.

2. Serve as a lead resource for coverage, capacity, and performance activities; provide capacity planning and growth strategies; lead the application of RF principles to performance activities

 

3. Prepare and submit plans for BTS operating above set threshold for respective Zone

4. Dimensioning the RAN network (number of TRX, RBS, BSCs) according to the coverage, capacity and quality requirements from the operator

5. Analyzing site performance after integration through drive test measurements and/or OSS measurements, detecting eventual problems and recommending changes to fixing those problems

KPI governance and performance analysis for Radio Network optimization recommendations

1. Continuous engagements with Strategic Partner and vendors to ensure contractual obligations are met.

2. Analysis of Drive Test and Benchmarking activities at Regional Level.

 

3. Address customer and employee complaints received, and marketing/sales feedback, and work with RF Engineers to evaluate and resolve complex issues.

Accurate & timely CAPEX and OPEX budget planning for Radio network

1. Taking CAPEX & OPEX optimizing measures like network deployment

2. Need to prepare the monthly plan to do the TRX re-shuffling within the network and ensure that network utilization should not decrease

Evaluate and approve site plan prepared by Strategic Partner

1. Validate and approval all propose changes by Deployment team

2. Review the acceptance tests and compare this with network performance.

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3. DIMENSIONS (List the significant numerical data which will reflect the scope and scale of

3. DIMENSIONS (List the significant numerical data which will reflect the scope and scale of activities concerning this job).

Financial Dimensions (These should be quantifiable numerical amounts like annual budgets, opex, capex, annual revenue etc.)

Budget:

Other Dimensions (Indication of some of the significant volumes associated with the job like number in team/ staff handled, subscriber base, etc.).

Network Type

Bearer Types & Technologies

Partners

Operate & Manage

Geographical Area

: 2G : Voice / Data / Broadband / GSM /GPRS-EDGE : Multi-partners environment. : > 1,000 sites : Entire country

4. SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

(State the minimum acceptable proficiency for this job. Do not state incumbent-specific information)

Educational

 

Qualifications &

Functional /

Bachelors in Engineering/Technology (Electronics & Communication).

Technical Skills

Relevant Experience (Type of experience and minimum number of years)

2-3 years of versatile experience in Operations, Optimization and Planning of Radio Networks. Deep understanding of latest technological trends in Radio Network, including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSxPA, LTE etc.

Other requirements (Behavioural etc.)

1. Strong analytical skills

2. Strong Organizational & Motivational Skills

3. Strong communication and Interpersonal skills.

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