To plan the access network and to provide the guidance to RF Planning engineers to ensure full indoor and outdoor coverage with competitive quality of service all over the network.
Check / approve / supervise, provide the guidance to the team members, and perform whenever needed or requested the following planning responsibilities : Plan nominal of 2G / 3G macro sites and recommend 3G site upgrades for coverage enhancement, capacity enhancement, resolving performance issues of neighboring sites, events, newly developed areas, areas loosing roamers, and closure of national roaming.
This is to be based on coverage prediction, performance analysis, area awareness, and RF planning guidelines manual
Prepare in-building RF designs to provide indoor coverage and plan outdoor micro sites in hot spots to absorb traffic and enhance coverage
Provide physical design parameters following NTRA regulations, TRX configuration, and E1 configuration of new site options
Prepare new site creation list including initial logical parameters, frequency, neighbors, BSCI, SC, And, prepare creation forms for cell reconfiguration
Provide frequency for the added TRX and prepare frequency changes manually or using planning tool to improve network QoS.
This includes frequency monitoring and frequency changes on the external borders
Monitor external border and national roaming areas to re-plan border sites not to create coverage gaps
Maximize site utilization by planning additional sectors and activating software features as TCC and Power Boost, and recommend physical changes as antenna height, antenna tilt, and antenna re-azimuth to improve network QoS.
Provide high level supervision and guidance to the team members and Perform whenever needed or requested the following planning responsibilities : Validate new site options
Accept new sites and do initial site tuning to ensure proper functionality using monitoring tools and prepare final acceptance report
Conduct and analyze drive tests related to customer complaints, new site acceptance, TRX expansion, cluster optimization, network coverage plots, benchmarking with other operators, and special tests
Conduct antenna parameters audit and cluster optimization campaigns of working sites to ensure proper functionality
Prepare, maintain, and audit RF database : working sites, planned sites, frequency, and cell file.
Prepare global frequency plans and coverage maps and develop software tools to assist in RF planning.
Prepare network wide traffic and revenue analysis to guide rollout plan.
Coordinate with Geo-analysis and Geo-marketing teams to meet their requirements regarding rollout plan, coverage maps, customer complaints, events, and business cases.
Assist in producing the annual rollout plans, monitor site progress coordinating with projects, and support in option search.
Check and approve indoor designs provided by vendors.
Revise site master plan periodically to implement needed modifications.
Study specifications of used equipment and ensure the understanding among the team members.
Ensure shared data and tools are accessible by all team members.
Ensure all team members follow work processes and recommend additional headcounts and tools needed for the team.
Coach team members to increase their efficiency.
Job holder has to build competency to be able to :
Qualifications and Experience :
Essential Qualifications and Experience
University Degree in Electrical Engineering
Minimum 4.5 to 5 years’ experience in RF Planning.
Very good computer skills.
Very good knowledge in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.
Very good experience in drive test tools as TEMS
Very good in Arabic & English, reading, writing, & oral.
Very good communication skills
Desirable Qualifications and Experience
University Degree in communication engineering
Experience in all RF functions (planning, optimization, capacity planning, and indoor design).
Very good experience in in-building design
Good knowledge and experience in Visual Basic and Macro creation.
Advanced knowledge in MS Excel
Good knowledge in MS Access
Energetic, and physically fit.
Good negotiation skills
Ability to work under stress
GSM system overview training course (GSM, GPRS, EDGE, & UMTS)
RF planning concepts training course
Soft skills training courses (time management, communication skills, presentation skills, & technical writing) and team work rules training course.
Advanced RF planning training course
Parameter tuning and system features training course
Coaching training course.
3G cells planning and dimensioning training course.