Lead, Site Deployment at Airtel Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited) is a leading telecommunications services provider in Nigeria headquartered in Lagos, the commercial nerve-centre of Nigeria. The telco ranks amongst the top four mobile service providers in terms of subscribers with a customer base of more than 39.8 million. The company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce and enterprise services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Lead, Site Deployment

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior

Purpose of the Job (Brief)

  • This role holder will Plan, Direct and Deploy all Identified Network Projects and Programs to ensure High Speed of Time to Market.
  • This role must guarantee synergy, effective and efficient resource utilization, cost optimization and Return on investments to deliver on Business goals and +1 Network experience.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure the speed to market exceeds competition and first time right (FTR) of all RAN deployment.
  • Track the rollout of sites in ZTE/Huawei/Nokia area and all expansions from budget approvals to site integration and acceptance.
  • Ensure proper installation of RAN equipment in accordance with OEM specification and provided installation manual and all required documentation is shared by the OEM.
  • Work closely with the team at various low level task, coordinate all internal and external dependency for smooth deployment.
  • Determine and Manage strict timelines and quality delivery with the OEMs.
  • Create Project Tracking Systems and ensure the central repository for all site rollout projects and information is maintained with continual improvements.
  • Support with resource plan and forecast including own resources, subcontractor needs and tools required for seamless rollout.
  • Evaluate all Service Level agreements, partner with all stakeholders to achieve positive customer experience and optimize costs
  • Output daily/weekly report including progress/status/issues and partner performance evaluation for site and expansion projects.
  • Work closely with Head of Deployment to track closely project milestones to ensure seamless delivery.
  • Responsible for collating and analyzing data from the PMs and flagging SLA violations on site rollout projects to the Head of Deployment to ensure swift intervention.
  • Responsible for providing regular reports on PM and Partner performance.
  • Provide plans and Set up process of Increasing network coverage in strategic revenue generating locations
  • Determine and Manage strict timelines and quality delivery in a multi-vendor environment with ZTE, Nokia & Huawei.
  • Work closely with planning to review BOQ for new site rollout and expansion projects.
  • Propose and review Roll out of sites and expansion as per network priorities by collaborating with commercial for the identification of new areas and deployment of the network.
  • Establish departmental process to align to PMI process for site rollout, expansions and enforce strict adherence.
  • Ensure Management of CWIP (Capital work in Progress) to deliver equipment within 3-6 months of delivery to the warehouse.
  • Ensure all necessary documentation for regulatory compliance is adequate and readily available
  • Ensure all statutory permissions required for deployment have been approved and documented.
  • Provide support and ensure effective process of management of Service Provider and Infrastructure vendors.
  • Establish procedure for Improving rollout and maintenance vendor and subcontractor performance to ensure regular follow-up and objective measurements.
  • Developing a win-win relationship by setting common goals and objectives.
  • Ensure and monitor timely release of site request (SR) and Service Order with Tower Company and SP
  • Provide platform for seamless sharing of sites with other Tower Company for effective and speedy deployment.
  • Review site sharing activities with the telecom vendors and ensure that all the sites are inside the rental brackets and required permitting (environmental etc.) are secured in time to avoid project delays
  • Partner with Supply Chain Management team and validate the requests for purchase of new hardware based on standards.
  • Track and Follow-up on material arrival / dispatch and warehousing for the network rollout (Local & imported).

Education & Experience

  • First Degree in Engineering from a reputable university.
  • Professional qualification in Project Management Techniques
  • 10-12 years’ experience in the Telecom sector
  • 5-8 years in deployment of GSM and/or 3G&4G.
  • Experience of managing multiple complex Network projects simultaneously.
  • Evidence of successful project delivery with wide geographical spread.
  • Relevant experience in site planning and Use of Map Info and planning tools.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong Numeric skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Eye for details
  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Project management
  • Process Quality.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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