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Safaricom Principal Engineer Job, Backbone Transmission Planning

Principal Engineer – Backbone Transmission Planning  Job, Engineering Jobs In Kenya June, 

We are pleased to announce the position of Principal Engineer – Backbone Transmission Planning in the Network Engineering within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Brief Description

Reporting to Senior Manager- Transmission & IP Engineering, the position holder will be responsible for management of TNP Team involved in Modeling, Planning, design, optimization and project management of reliable transport systems /networks in support of timely transmission requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of Modeling and planning of Transmission systems/network and respective capacity planning and analysis (DWDM, SDH Optics).
  • Equipment planning and subsequent Transmission hub and BSS space management.
  • Ensure Network build with 70% occupancy and 30% growth factor.
  • Project management of Transmission projects from inception of plans to Projects handover to NM and management of transmission systems/equipment suppliers.
  • Ensuring equipment space and power availability for planned systems.
  • Ensure PO process is followed through, goods landed in time and RFI/S issued to right departments.
  • Running of transmission/transport trials, equipment/system parameter checks and evaluation and subsequent recommendations for approval and adoption of new equipment, systems and technologies into the network.
  • Ensuring Due diligence in products introduction to network.
  • Liaison with Implementation department during site surveys and visits to ensure timely monthly rollout in accordance to timeframes set in Roll out process.
  • Approval of transmission designs and plans for required bandwidth.
  • Approval of leased bandwidth capacities or Tx facilities from third parties.
  • Ensure proper test gears to subject new equipment to full suite of compliance tests.
  • Ensure monitoring of all network elements is achieved.
  • Ensure TX team is adequately trained to perform expected duties.


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