Network Transport Planning Engineer at Telkom Kenya

Our Roots Telkom Kenya was established as a telecommunications operator under the Companies Act in April 1999. We provide integrated communications solutions in Kenya with the widest range of voice and data services as well as network facilities for residential and business customers. We are proud to play a prominent role in the information and communications technology sector, serving millions of Kenyans across the country. Our Wings Telkom Kenya’s partnership with Orange S.A (formerly France Telecom Group), saw the launch of the Orange brand in Kenya in 2008. Our new corporate identity is inspired by new investments and a fresh new approach to doing business.

Region:                   Nairobi

Reporting to:        Manager Network Transport Planning

Band:                       2.2

Department:          Technology Division

Role Purpose

The incumbent will be responsible for IP and fibre Networks, modelling, planning, design and optimization of reliable transmission systems in support of fixed services and mobile services back haul requirements.

Working For Us, We Expect You To:

  • Preparing bill of quantities for network relocations, rehabilitation and project proposals
  • Ensuring availability of materials for on-going projects
  • Design and implementation of main backbone Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) trunk networks
  • Design of branch distribution optic fiber cable links i.e. exchange/node to exchange/node OFC links (Metro, FTTB and FTTH implementation.
  • Constantly updating and maintain the company’s’ master plan for fixed access networks.
  • Drawing / amending / updating TKL Network diagrams
  • Plan and Design Transmission, IP and fibre Networks –Microwave, DWDM, SDH,IP and fibre
  • Transmission/IP network optimization
  • Frequency Management
  • Roadmap tracking
  • Project Management
  • Vendor management
  • Transmission/IP systems database & inventory management

Academic background & Professional Knowledge

  • Holder of BSC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication or related course
  • Have at least at least 3 years’ experience in IP/transmission or fiber planning
  • Optic Fibre design & planning
  • Outside plant engineering technique
  • Project Management
  • Way leave acquisition
  • Proficient in Map Info, Google Earth/Map, AutoCAD, GIS

Here Are The Skills We Are Looking For:

  • Autonomy in a multicultural and multifunctional environment, ability to liaise with other entities and departments inside Telkom Kenya and outside Telkom Kenya
  • Proactive and dynamic.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Efficient and results oriented
  • Self-motivated person able to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent Organization and communication skills
  • Leadership skills

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