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Radio coverage planning specialist

United Kingdom,United Kingdom, Solihull,Bristol
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Network Security
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Your new company

One of the world's leading communications services companies. The solutions they sell are integral to modern life. Their purpose is as simple as it is ambitious: connect for good. There are no limits to what people can do when they connect. And as technology changes our world, connections are becoming even more important to everyday life. Today, that's truer than ever. The connections this company make are helping solve the world's biggest challenges such as the global pandemic, climate change and cyber security. Through the power of technology, they are supporting customers to live, work and play together better.

Your new role

We are responsible for ensuring that our customers have mobile network coverage, capacity and services where they need it, without incurring unnecessary costs. We achieve this by monitoring and understanding our mobile radio access network, programmes of work, strategic requirements, designs, and operational requirements then planning network rollout and modification for optimal cost/benefit/customer experience.

You'll have the following responsibilities:

  • Act as a technical expert, working with other teams across the business and with other companies, and providing technical support and guidance to other team members.
  • Develop and continually improve processes and methodologies used within the team.
  • Clearly present the results of analysis to support senior management in strategic decision making.
  • Providing coverage impact assessment analysis using Asset and ATOL planning tools.
  • Supporting Internal customer queries in regards of coverage assessment for both strategic programs, business opportunities or specific single queries.
  • Supporting the delivery of different programs such as Single Rural Network and ESN.
  • Reporting on the coverage improvements within Network for all technologies (2G, 4G, 5G)
  • Providing HO with planning Data on a regular bases.
  • Working closely with IoT team to deliver the technology where required from the business.
  • Supporting the business with new coverage opportunity evaluation.
  • Small Cell long term planning
  • Actual and forecasted Coverage Reporting across multiple technologies.
  • Governance around Coverage guideline and Radio emission compliance.
  • Understanding of the complex interaction between coverage and capacity in the mobile radio access network.
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of coverage management techniques and best practice.
  • Experience of analysis and clearly presenting findings in writing and in person.
  • Developing new processes and methodologies and implementing them within the area of responsibility.
  • Understanding of issues and blokers of performing the job and providing improvement plans/solutions.
  • Automation mindset to reduce time to deliver.

What you'll need to succeed

  • More than 5 years experience in the radio planning space.
  • Experience in planning small cells.
  • Strong experience of using tools for radio planning analysis such as ATOLL/ASSETT with particular focus on Automatic Cell Planning module.
  • Experience in using visualisation tools such as QGIS or ARCGIS for more complex data elaboration.
  • Good experience of mobile Radio antenna configurations.
  • Experience with coding such as Python language or similar.
  • Experience in PCI/RSI planning.
  • Experience with Radio network compliance (ICNIRP, GA drawings)
  • Experience with Coverage modelling for all technologies 2G/3G/4G/5G

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Shares Plan
  • Flexible benefits: cycle to work, childcare vouchers, healthcare, etc.
  • Discounted products

What you need to do now
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