POSITION: Radio Frequency Engineer
REPORTS TO: RF Manager
What you’ll be doing:
Assist in the planning of new coverage areas as well as upholding the quality of service, coverage and capacity KPIs of the existing 2G, 3G and LTE radio network.
Your main duties and responsibilities:
Site Planning: Using Specialized Software, the Radio Frequency Engineer will need to assist in site planning after a coverage requirement has been made clear.
Site Surveys: Going to potential sites with other members of the Technical department to determine if the site is suitable for all concerned and how the site will be build.
Site Reports: Once a site is finalized, a document (RF Report) with details specific to the radio aspects of the site is prepared for inclusion in an overall Site Construction File. This file is then issued to the external contractors for the site to be build.
- Of New Sites (all Technologies): Once a site comes on air, the Radio Frequency Engineer has to test the site (this includes driving around the area where the site is providing coverage), to ensure that all the radio parameters are correct as well as ensure that the physical installation of antennas is done according to specifications.
- Of the Network (all Technologies): With sites on air, the network has to be drive tested to monitor the quality. Specialist software is used to collect relevant information during the drive tests, to analyze the results and to produce pertinent printouts (drive test plots). Also, a drive test report detailing the results of the drive test is also produced.
- Customer Service delivery: On mobile network and tests/complaints related to our TDD Network.
Radio Network Performance Monitoring: The Radio Frequency Engineer has to continuously monitor the sites within his geographical area of responsibility with information (network statistics such as congestion, data performance/quality, voice quality and dropped calls rate) that is gathered daily and to maintain KPI quality standards.
Radio Network Tuning: After identification of eventual issues during network performance monitoring, the Radio Engineer will need to propose Solutions (HW and SW) to correct these issues. Radio Network Tuning also includes the continuous optimization of the network to improve utilization and efficiency of the available Network resources with the support of other departments (Core/IP/TX/Field). Also, be able to assist/configure Node HW.
Frequency Planning: Parts of the network or the entire network is subject to frequency preplanning throughout the year depending on identified issues or network changes and expansions. The Radio Frequency Engineer will have to assist in the investigations (interference) and the planning.
Health check: Assist in keeping all Nodes (BSC, RNC, BTS/RBS, NodeB and eNodeB) in healthy state.
What you’ll need to succeed in this job
- BSc. Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electronics or Applied Physics
- Experience with Ericsson RNC-EVO, BSC, RBS6000 and RBS2000 nodes
- Experience with Huawei MAE, MAOS and NetEco
- Experience with GSM, WCDMA and LTE Technologies
- Experience with reporting tools: Excel, Power Point, Mapinfo, Atoll
- Highly self-motivated and a quick learner
- Proficient in the use of basic PC applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
- Willing to work long and odd hours at times
- Willing to travel
- Critical and relational thinking
- Analytical Skills
- Problem solving Skills
Interested persons are kindly advised to send their resumés to:
Subject: Vacancy – Radio Frequency Engineer