Etisalat Job: Engineer-Transmission Connectivity (Abuja)

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Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (EMTS), trading as Etisalat, is a Nigerian company duly incorporated under the laws of Nigeria in partnership with Mubadala Development Company and Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates. Incorporated in Nigeria as a private company, it acquired the Unified Access License from the Federal Government in January 2007.

Division: Network Deployment

Reports To: Manager-Transmission/ Core Deployment

Job Summary:
Ensure e2e connections of all circuits based on transmission planning work plans

Principal Functions:
Check link budget from transmission planning and offer alternative solutions where issues exist
Provide e2e transmission circuit plan and follow up with transmission planning for release of work plans where upgrades are required
Resolve links issues (2G and/ or 3G) through investigation of the link budget and/ or site visits
Gather required documentation and path loss information for management on outage failure of transmission as and when required; proffer solutions by coordinating with other Technical departments
Conduct site visits and assess MUX and/ or transmission issues causing delays
Investigate cutover delay issues with vendors; report status to management and resolve
Verify accuracy of vendor reporting through data-gathering visits to vendors’ offices; provide up-to-date reports to management as and when required
Conduct visits to major Etisalat Nigeria network sites, RNCs, BSCs, BTSs and Node Bs; cross-check technical designs and drawings for conformity in order to ensure reliability of delivery without blocking points arising in the core implementation
Ensure vendors do not overlook any items in the BOQ, in particular items which impact on the planned progress of the RAN; highlight potential blocking points in the BOQ which could cause serious delays of the RAN
Conduct PAT for all microwave links in the network and ensure successful handover to Network Operations team
Perform testing on new and existing microwave links across the network
Work with Network Operations Centre for the prompt and effective delivery of links and nodes

Assume responsibility for:
• Microwave transmission infrastructure across the network
• Optical network capacity forecase, network capacity matrix and distribution
• Development of microwave and fibre network testing and setting for completed projects
• Development of processes and procedures for fibre network rollout

Work closely with the implementation team to develop schedules for fibre network rollout
Keep abreast of global and local best practices with regards to microwave and fibre transmission planning and design

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or HND in Electrical/ Electronic/ Communications/ Computer Engineering or any other relevant discipline
Relevant postgraduate and/or professional qualifications/ certifications will be an added advantage

Experience & Skills:
Between one (1) and two (2) years’ directly-relevant post-NYSC work experience

Ideal candidate must also be able to demonstrate:
• Ability to report and offer reasons for link failures, i.e poor mounting systems, sway bars, etc
• Good understanding of importance of LOS
• Good computer skills and software handling
• Good understanding of mobile technology backhaul at the access, transport and core network layers
• Excellent understanding of IP technology

Click to apply on or before 4th June 2012

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