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Senior Manager – Network Planning and Engineering





MTN Uganda Limited is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to recruit competent individual to fill the following Position;

Job Title: Senior Manager – Network Planning and Engineering

Reports to: Chief Technical and Information Officer

Division: Technology

No. of Vacancies: 1

 

Main Job Functions:

  • Mentoring a diverse group of Network planners to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Leadership to ensure alignment to company vision and objectives
  • Management to ensure agreed deliverables are achieved within time, cost and quality.
  • Provision of guidance to Senior Transmission planning engineers and delegation of duties accordingly.
  • Motivation of all staff on the team through coaching sessions on the team.
  • Managing MTN approved service providers and subcontractors during Project implementation.
  • Network quality, capacity, resilience aligned to business objectives.
  • Appropriate technologies deployed in line with Network evolution and service requirements.
  • Network plans and budget requirements.
  • End to end solutions handed over to CPG for project Execution.
  •  Provide support to Network operations, other departments and  where needed to improve service delivery and customer experience.
  • Management and leadership for Transmission Planning staff.
  • Timely reporting to Uganda Communications Commission, MTN Group, BRM and other departments requests.
  • Coordination of ATC tower related and power requests for different transmission projects.
  • Plan and optimize microwave transmission network equipment and infrastructure.
  • Ensure that access and transmission network plan records are properly maintained.
  • Ensure that all transmission network targets and objectives are met according to the set KPI’s
  • Prepare and manage annual rollout plan for Transmission, ensuring sufficient capacity, redundancy and resilience in the network to support the Business plan.
  • Ensure new technologies are adequately budgeted for.
  • Ensure new hardware complies with the network evolution plan and is fit for purpose before integration to the network.
  • Ensure that Capital Projects implementation complies with current Transmission related business decisions and requirements.
  • Approve nominal plans, capacities and determine priorities for Transmission network rollout.
  • Plan and optimize PS/CS Core and IP core equipment and infrastructure.
  • Ensure that all PS/CS Core Network targets and objectives are met according to the set KPI’s
  • Support Marketing and EBU in designing and implementing data products and solutions.

Education:

Degree in Communication Systems/Telecom Engineering

Experience:

9 Years in Telecommunications with  4 years  as a manager in a network planning environment (Radio, Core, Transport)

Knowledge and Trainings:

  • In depth on Network Technologies – Radio, Transport and Core.
  • People Management and Development
  • Project management
  • MTN Toolkits.

Skills Competencies:

  • Systems performance management and supervision of the equipment of the telecommunication network.
  • Network Design, O&M, Planning & Optimisation and Project Management.
  • Telecommunication equipment and systems, functional modules, performance and signaling, as well as their compatibility and interconnectivity.
  • Measurements techniques on equipment and services
  • IP equipment and systems, functional modules, performance, and signaling, as well as their compatibility and interconnectivity.
  • Systems performance management and supervision of the equipment of the telecommunication network.

Other Skills:

  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Analytical and systematic
  • Open mindedness

MTN Uganda Limited has the obligation to safeguard its employees through providing a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its employees. MTN has a Vaccination policy for all its employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to work from its offices and premises. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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