Radio Planning Engineer | Zain jobs

Radio Planning Engineer | Zain jobs
Radio Planning Engineer | Zain jobs
Radio Planning Engineer | Zain jobs



Zain SD

Job Description

Department/Section: Technology CT Planning & Deployment
Job Title: Radio Planning Engineer
Reports to: Radio Planning Team Leader

Job Purpose:

Accountable to the Radio Planning Team Leader in providing inputs into the design of capacity and load planning for Zain network, ensure radio network plans and dimensions according to commercial/business requirements and the rollout plan & license obligations, provide input for the design of new technologies and services in accordance to Zain business strategy.

Key Tasks/Accountability:

  • Perform GSM, WCDMA and LTE Radio network planning using solid RF Engineering principles & RF Planning Tool. Determine antenna type, height & EIRP.
  • Conducts site surveys and select BTS/Node-B/eNode-B sites, co-plan with GSM BTS and produce Site survey Reports & RF Design Report.
  • Perform efficient frequency/scrambling code planning, HSN, BSIC and neighbouring list to minimize interference.
  • Perform capacity planning and determine site configurations.
  • Perform indoor sites survey and RF design.
  • Generate GSM, WCDMA and LTE coverage prediction plots and provides necessary inputs/changes for optimization.
  • Maintain and carry out changes to all plans and blue prints for internal reference as well as for the planning and safety municipalities.
  • Input into the development contingency plans to mitigate risks/issues as the Zain network expands and the business grows.
  • Undertake the critical parameters influencing the final project implementation and propose best technical solutions for the implementation problems.
  • Validating and approving candidates through site survey reports produced by outsource companies and re-planning the rejected sites.
  • Interfacing with the concerned sections/departments (Planning, Optimization, Operations, Implementation, commercial …etc.) to provide the required/needed information, support and problem solving.
  • Involved in preparing the planning process for the workflow, weekly reports, templates, tracking database and time schedule in order to achieve company standard.
  • Participate in the assessment of technical needs for new radio network related features that planned to be deployed in Zain SD network.
  • Work in effective task forces with corresponding teams in the Network department for the deployment of new technologies/features in Zain SD network.
  • Handle trials projects for new products/features & produce Trial detailed reports & Business Case Analysis.

Typical Performance Measures:

  • Accuracy of install-base blue print
  • Consistency of install quality and reliability
  • Efficiency of network planning
  • Effectiveness of site support
  • Efficiency of operational readiness
  • Quality of relationships with internal customers/peers/suppliers
  • Effectiveness of issue resolution/decision making/change control and risk management
  • Delivery of outcomes to agreed quality standards and deadlines
  • Adaptability of work plans/resources in response to change
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of strategic planning
  • Consistency and Quality of network maintenance to reduce downtime and revenue loss


Reports to Radio Network Planning Team Leader.
Develops of coordinated plans to support the expanding demands of the network.
Provides support activities around planned network outages and maintenance periods.
Provision of engineering support to ensure high network availability.
Responsible for company assets such as vehicles, IT equipment and PCs.

What Do You Need to Qualify


Mobile Telecommunications background desirable.
Should have previous strong track record of success in planning activities in a multi-site, expanding business with minimum 3 years experience.
Professional qualification preferred – BSC in Electrical Engineering/Telecommunications etc.


Thorough Knowledge of GSM, WCDMA and LTE.
Understanding of GSM/WCDMA/LTE Radio network planning, cell planning & RF Engineering.
In-depth knowledge/Efficiency in using Map Info, RF Planning tools (Mentum Planet), drive test tools (TEMS).
In-depth understanding of RF Propagation, antenna theory.
Good understanding of the Sudan market and Zain business strategy, goals and competitive environment.
Understanding of the relevant regulatory, legal and other contextual factors impacting on the successful management of network projects within the Sudan market


Ability to create and interpret drawings and specifications.
Cooperative/collaborative interchange with external network suppliers and vendors.
Conflict handling and resolution skills
Highly developed communication and reporting skills (verbal and written)
Strong PC skills (E-mail, Microsoft Office, MS Project)
Project Management skills.
Ability to work under pressure

Key Behaviours for Success:

Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
Results Drive
Concern for Standards/Efficiency
Being Collaborative

About Us

About Zain Sudan:
The country’s leading operator was established in 1997 and today serves More than 16 million customers as of 31 August 2020, reflecting a market share of more than 48%. Possessing the country’s most advanced voice and data network, the operator’s network extends to an impressive 90% of the population with 2G, 3G and LTE sites. Through constant development of the telecommunications infrastructure and proactive marketing initiatives, Zain remains committed to offering customers in Sudan the most dynamic products and services. The foundation of Zain Sudan’s achievements lies in the company’s ability to inspire its employees to deliver the best and most imaginative services at every level. With an energetic and inspired predominantly Sudan workforce, the company is committed to employing high caliber people as well as nurturing the finest Sudan talent. With a strong human resources and training program that develops and nurtures leaders in the workplace, the company has consistently opened new doors for its dedicated staff. For more on Zain Sudan please visit www.sd.zain.com

Vacancy Type

Full Time Employee

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