Wireless Access Planner

Date: Jul 31, 2021

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuel us, and moments define us.

 

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

Wireless Service Expansion is seeking an experienced, highly quantitative, driven and creative Wireless Access Planner to focus on designing solutions and strategic planning in new coverage areas. This position will require cross-functional coordination across several groups. The successful candidate will combine strategic planning and decision-making with analytics and insights. The ideal candidate will be passionate about solutioning and wireless networks, have a demonstrated interest in data and technology, work well independently, be highly analytical and demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate solutions and plans to a broad audience. This role will challenge the candidate to understand and impact many facets of our wireless network and business strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Wireless planning, design and optimization of UMTS, LTE and NR networks for Atlantic Canada. 
  • Plan and cost out projects to support network evolution to meet growing subscriber demand, analyzing coverage, available capacity and low throughput sites to determine the best approach. 
  • Develop and analyze the most economical solution to meet organizational objectives regarding network expansion and strategy, subscriber growth, usage patterns and Top Offenders.
  • The candidate must be familiar with Macro, Micro, Pico and Small Cell technology and architecture as well as In Building systems.

Some of the duties of this role will include:

  • Create/submit all project related planning specifications for Land Acquisition, Network Augmentation, New Site Build, (Macro, Small Cell and In-building systems) COW and Site Relocations.
  • Monitor and action network capacity requirements.
  • Ensure all network infrastructure projects adhere to current standards
  • Identify and report risks based on budget for each project and recommend remediation plans as needed
  • Establish and foster internal relations with Sales and Marketing to achieve Business goals and priorities.
  • Interface with Radio Engineering and Real Estate for service requirements, providing feedback on proposed deployment locations.
  • Work with and provide guidance to Radio and Civil Engineering, Transport Planning, Equipment Engineering, Site Prep specialists, and Operations.
  • Actively participate in network collaboration meetings, design reviews, and change meetings.
  • Submit Design and Cost Request specifications, work with various team members in providing accurate design and project cost projections.
  • Work with various groups towards acquiring budgets and approvals.

Material management 

  • Identify RBS equipment requirements, submit quote requests, monitor deployment schedules and place equipment orders for efficient on demand needs
  • Monitor and ensure ongoing Equipment deployments from warehouse to vendors.
  • Coordinate with Delivery Manager, Engineering, Purchasing and Procurement to attain deployment goals.
  • Introduce new product, engineering changes and identify customer requirements for IB systems.

Network Analyst 

  • Identify worst offenders for Access, Utilization, Drops, Integrity, and Mobility
  • Determine route cause of performance degradation and work with Operation/Engineering for resolution.
  • Track for potential infrastructure requirements.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Engineering degree in Telecommunications with specialization in Wireless technology with 5+ years planning experience
  • Three Year Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma with 5+ years experience in planning for complex wireless networks
  • Ability to complete complex projects with minimal to no supervision
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work according to company priorities
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 4001 (235), Halifax, NS 
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Engineering
Requisition ID: 221999
 
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
 
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment
 

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

 
Posting Notes:  Information Technology & Engineering 


Job Segment: Wireless, Telecom, Telecommunications, Engineer, Network, Technology, Engineering

Location: Halifax, NS, CA

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