Transmission Planning and Optimization Manager Job at Etisalat

Etisalat’s vision is a world where people’s reach is not limited by matter or distance; a world where people will effortlessly stay in touch with family and friends; a world where businesses of all sizes can reach new markets without the limitations of distance and travel.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Transmission Planning and Optimization
Job Summary

  • Coordinate the planning, design and optimisation of access & Core transmission links to support Etisalat network and services rollout in the assigned region.

Principal Functions  

  • Plan, design and optimise Etisalat Nigeria access fiber and Microwave network transmission infrastructure and architecture to cater for the capacity evolution and resilience requirement.
  • Provide inputs in the development of strategies and plans towards the national transmission network for Etisalat Nigeria.
  • Set future transport network strategies, transport architecture development and network roadmaps in order to meet capacity demands and business targets for OPEX and CAPEX.


  • Manage and coordinate all activities of planning and design of transmission links to support EMTS network and services rollout in the assigned region ( GERAN, UTRAN & E-RAN)
  • Responsible for producing traffic matrix forecast and distribution for various services
  • Manage and coordinate planning & design of microwave access and metro transmission link to support site rollout and site upgrade
  • Responsible for daily monitoring of transmission network utilisation/performance with the view of carrying out optimisation as required.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinate’s performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives
  • Create and apply necessary processes and procedures to maintain and improve the work efficiency/ performance.
  • Monitor and control the budgetary functions of the needs of the unit
  • Prepare and submit periodic activity/management reports.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Transmission Network.
  • Manage and co-ordinate design of transmission links for site (2G,3G,LTE) connectivity and minimize dependency levels of sites in assigned region
  • Coordinate the design and planning of microwave and fiber last mile to support IP POI and MGW connectivity.
  • Ensure all transmission infrastructure have adequate capacity headroom to support Abis, Iub X2/S1 expansion and optimisation.
  • Ensure all line of sight (LOS) survey for transmission links are conducted and approved for site rollout.
  • Oversee, Plan and execute transmission projects
  • Coordinate the optimisation of the existing access microwave links in the region.
  • Prepare Microwave Spectrum frequency utilisation report for NCC reports

Educational Requirements 

  • Minimum First degree or equivalent in Electrical, Telecommunication Engineering or relevant discipline.
  • Postgraduate (MSC) / professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.

Experience, Skills & Competencies  

  • Six (6) to Eight (8) years’ work experience with at least three (3) in a supervisory role
  • Understanding of mobile technology backhaul at the access, transport and core network layer
  • Must be able to use Pathloss and network traffic analysis software ( U-traffic, NOMAD) for designing & optimising transmission links
  • Proven experience in planning, design & engineering of transport and enterprise networks.
  • Must have a good knowledge of traffic forecast, capacity planning and IP/MPLS technologies

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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