RF Planning & Optimization Manager
The RF Planning and Optimization Manager will manage and set direction for the Radio design, planning & optimization of the radio network to ensure that the Network is in its best health and Network deployments are in line with coverage, capacity and quality demands to meet Vodafone Group KPIs, Ghana Regulatory KPIs, customer experience excellence and revenue objectives.
Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
• Gain a thorough understanding of Customers, Business needs and strategic direction by consulting with relevant stakeholders to ensure appropriate Radio plans and site designs are developed and delivered in line with the business requirements and needs.
• Plan, implement and monitor the CAPEX and OPEX Budget for RF projects to ensure cost effectiveness and compliance to the budget.
• Ensure capacity management through traffic analysis and planning for expansions of RAN resources in 2G, 3G, 4G etc to meet expected capacity and quality of service.
• Build, develop, and manage the NPO Team, establishing RF planning standards and guidelines, management of the coverage planning tools, and ensuring consistency in cell site design and practices across the network.
• Ensure proper monitoring, investigation and resolution of radio KPI degradation that impact on customer experience to avoid penalty from the Regulator (NCA) and customer complaints received are investigated and resolved within agreed timelines. Undertake to benchmark
Core competencies, knowledge and experience:
• BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering or BSc Telecom Engineering
• Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in radio planning and optimisation, highly proficient with cellular network design & operational theory, telecoms principles, cellular wireless technologies, radio access network design theory.
• Cellular / Mobile Technology proficiency: 2G/3G/4G/5G LTE and NR theory and practical experience.
• Proven management experience at a senior level of a multi-disciplined technical team.
• Able to understand business requirements and ensure they are translated into delivery plans.
• Technical vendor management experience.
• Be able to work in a changing and uncertain environment driving the teams to new levels and significantly increased performance.
• Solid understanding of network design principles and techniques
• Experience with drive test and benchmarking equipment, processes, and interpreting results
• Strong RF and antenna theory, and understanding as well as radio propagation
Key performance indicators:
• Delivery of detailed cost effective radio budget and its implementation within agreed timelines.
• Achievement of radio KPIs per Vodafone Group and NCA targets.
• Effective delivery of the Managed service team per the agreed radio KPIs in the contract.
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