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Mobile Access Design/Planning Engineer


Mobile Access Design/Planning Engineer

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Reading, Berkshire

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A Mobile Access design/Planning Engineer with a proven design and Planning experience on Mobile Access (Fixed Network) network/s (2G, 3G, 4G & preferred 5G). To work within a large team to produce plans across the following function:

  • Mobile Access (Fixed network)
  • To produce network designs to support Mobile Access 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G Platforms
  • To produce detailed plans and Databuild plans to support Mobile Access 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G Platforms
  • Liaise with other network domains such as Voice Coice, Transport, Project Management Office & Network Data build.
  • Fixed Network delivery support & communication during planned works.
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • To produce detailed plans to support New Services.
  • Support Testbed Design work needed for new platforms.
  • Provide input in Statistical Tools such as Mycom to build any new reports and ownership of updating key KPI's for the network.
  • Design and Planning will primarily be for;
  • New RNC's
  • New BSC's
  • RNC, BSC, LAC, RAC and TAC boundary planning
  • RNC and BSC moves and expansions
  • RNC / BSC re-parenting to alternative core elements.
  • Cell site/Node B re-parenting to alternative RNC/BSC nodes
  • Detailed connectivity plans to link RNC's and BSC's to associated network equipment
  • 5G New Radio (NR)
  • Essential knowledge/skills:

    • Proven design and Planning experience on Mobile Access (Fixed Network) network/s (2G, 3G, 4G & preferred 5G)
    • Excellent working knowledge of Mobile Access (Fixed Network) Ericsson, NSN and/or Huawei network/s
    • Working knowledge of Mobile Access (Fixed Network) capacity management (RNC, BSC, and associated routes)
    • Working knowledge of Signalling systems and planning with TDM signaling and SIGTRAN
    • 3G & 4G single cell reparents
    • Rebalance RNC's / sites reparents
    • MapInfo Professional: Magmap boundary Planning aswell as & MagPerformance
    • LAC,RAC,URA & TAC dimensioning and planning
    • Mis-parent site planning
    • RNC design & parameter Planning
    • Hardware capacity, dimensioning & kit upgrades planning
    • 5G New Radio (NR) design/planning
    • Good understanding of IP networks
    • Capability on Performance platforms such as Proptima (MYCOM) to allow reports to be built and maintained
    • Use of Remedy ticketing Tool
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Ability to perform job functions to standards under pressure of tense/confrontational situations
    • Ability to remain calm and courteous with demanding/difficult customers and/or situations
    • Ability to provide concise and clear, written and verbal reports
    • Ability to work independently
    • Fluent communication in English

    Essential experience:

    • 10+ years minimum experience of working in the Telecoms industry.
    • Experience of producing and delivering Detailed Mobile Access (Fixed Network) Plans.
    • At least 6+ years of proven experience of 2G, 3G and 4G RAN planning on BSCs and RNC's products.
    • Strong technical background in Mobile Radio Networks and the paging requirements (including LAC,RAC,TAC & URA).
    • Knowledge with Remedy or PrOptima would be an advantage.
    • Understanding of network, IP, Core Network, Network Management and Transmission principles.
    • Proven ability to interact with diverse customers in a multi-cultural environment.

    Essential qualification(s):

    • BSc/MSc degree in Engineering/Telecoms or Computer Science.
    • CCNA/CCNP Certified or Equivalent or LAN, WAN, Data networks.
    • Project Management - MS Projects/ PMP® (Project Management Professional)/PRINCE2.
    • Prince Foundation level exposure.
    • Experience with MS Office and Sharepoint.
    • Fluent English spoken and written.