Radio Planning Department Head

Nawras
Oman

Ref: GP843-197
Nawras

The Role


The Role


As the Radio Planning Department Head, the role-holder is required to lead the radio planning Department towards the company targets mission and vision,overcome challenges in 2G/3G/Wimax/LTE planning and design area, to ensure radio network plans and dimensions according to commercial/business requirements and the rollout plan & license obligations,ensure coverage plans and network quality to be the first among the competitors and innovative and appealing to the Nawras customer base, set and ensure 2G/3G/Wimax/LTE network requirements in terms of capacity and coverage enhancements,lead, control and manage RFPs, RFQ & SOWs including BOQ, lead, coordinate, control, manage and finalise the projects with best possible solutions for benefit of company, to build RAN strategy for different domains, support and ensure to have clear and optimised spending plans for CAPEX and OPEX, leading, managing, handling and controlling projects, teams and tasks with interaction other departments into cross functional structure and enrich planning experience within the department.The role holder will be responsible of leads RAN strategies development and ensures that different strategies are aligned with commercial plans, market trends and technology evolution, Coordinates the development of RAN strategies related to spectrum, network evolution and roadmap to new technologies, dimensions and plans the Radio Network according to commercial, marketing, business, license obligations and budget requirements. Provides radio network plans according agreed timeliness to related departments and parties. Ensure that 2G/3G/Wimax/LTE network KPI targets are achieved according the design criteria's, ensure coverage and capacity requirements are achieved and adequate support is provided to the business.
Leadership & Management

Communicate Company strategy/ actions to the team
Empower the team for decision making 
Coach and support team members and set yearly targets for subordinates and conduct performance reviews on regular basis.

Technical & Financial

Leading yearly RAN budgeting exercise and ensures full alignment with all stakeholders
Developing RANCapex by translating commercial inputs into technical requirements
Validating network plans and ensure alignment with Q-Tel international planning guidelines
Leading RAN data analysis and highlight findings and recommend actions
Leading analysis for traffic types, growth and distribution and establish useful studies
Setting and agreeing network reporting schemes to upper management
Leading initiatives and business cases evaluation for large scale projects 
Coordinating with vendors to ensure up to date RAN roadmap
Coordinating with technical institute and ensures continuous engagement in the development in the ICT sector
Ensuring network rollout and ordering is aligned with set yearly plan
Following up on operations and maintenance setup and activities
Playing major role in developing company's technical short term and long term plans
Preparing presentations for EXCO and board paper once requested/ needed
Preparing RFPs and large scale implementation plans
Acting as a focal point for RAN and spectrum activities toward regulatory firms
Preparing board papers and analysis for Board/ EXCO forums
Acting as project manager for major company initiatives
Preparing / conduct planning and technical strategy workshops
Keeping a track of operation planning development and ensure adoption of best practices
Acting as subject expert in technical areas and provide support in decision making

Requirements


Requirements


You must have auniversity degree with minimum 10+ years of total experience with at least 3 -5 years in management roles preferably reporting to director or executive levels experience.
In addition you must have:

* Deep experience with 2G(GSM, GPRS and EDGE)/ 3G (R99, HSDPA and HSPA) RAN is a must
* Deep Experience with performance reporting and KPIs analysis is a must
* Knowledge of major vendors' RAN products specially Ericsson and Huawei is preferred
* Experience in budget planning is a must
* Wimax/ LTE experience is a preferred
* Experience in operations and maintenance principles is a must

* High leadership skills
* Strong personality
* Strong follow up skills
* Strong presentation skills
* Must be proactive and team player.
* Strong PC skills (E-mail, Microsoft Office, MS Project)
* Professional and organized
* Excellent command of English
* Analytical
* Aware of technology roadmaps and developments
* Able to work under pressure
* Work with high accuracy standards

About the Company


About the Company


Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the second mobile operator in Oman operating under the name Nawras. Nawras is majority owned by the Qtel Group, the leading telecommunications provider in Qatar and one of the worlds leading telecommunications companies.

As a company, Nawras embodies extensive global and local expertise with talented, caring people. While we are a state-of-the-art full service telecommunication provider, we have a deep understanding of the Omani culture and the diverse population living in the Sultanate, allowing us to provide our customers with the highest levels of user-friendly technology and customer satisfaction, while giving our people opportunities to grow and develop their abilities.

Nawras is looking for ambitious team players that can bring an international mindset to our local company. In turn we are providing a unique working environment, a chance to grow professionally and the opportunity to cultivate an exciting future with constant skill development.
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