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IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Specialist, Network Planning (Fibre)

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Description

  • We are currently recruiting for a Senior Specialist, Network Planning (Fibre) who will deliver assigned complex and/ or long-term Outside Plant (OSP) fibre engineering and implementation projects, including budgetary, resourcing and scheduling requirements.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Perform fibre optic network design, planning and engineering.
  • Support site survey activities and generate high- and low-level designs.
  • Create and analyze bills of quantity (BoQs) to be utilized in fibre optic network build.
  • Evaluate and recommend changes to the current network in order to meet future network and technology requirements.
  • Ensure all implementation activities are performed according to quality specifications and requirements set by the company, customers and equipment manufacturers.
  • Perform quality assurance & in-process audits on the installation of supplied customer services in the OSP, including fibre installation; fibre splice, testing and termination; and acceptance test procedures.
  • Utilize the company’s acceptance checklist to execute acceptance test procedures, thereby ensuring the installed fibre optic network conforms to customer requirements.
  • Ensure service providers comply with Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) standards.
  • Drive any required change control process during the implementation phase.
  • Guide Installation and Engineering service providers on proper design and installation techniques, procedures, and documentation/ reporting.
  • Ensure that service providers meet all the technical specifications with respect to telecoms and civil works issues.
  • Provide feedback to service providers on the work performance, requirements, and recommendations for improvement.
  • Review and monitor Project Implementation Plan (PIP) as submitted by vendors
  • Support routine preventive and corrective maintenance procedures/
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Network Planning (Fibre).

Experience & Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Building/ Structural Technology, or any related discipline.
  • Advanced degree in any of the above Engineering fields and/ or relevant professional certifications, e.g. will be an added advantage.  
  • 8 – 12 years’ relevant experience, including most recent 4-5 years in telecoms program/ project management.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Be Bold
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Integrity

Functional Competencies:

  • Project Management
  • Fibre Optic Planning & Installation
  • Fibre Transmission Technologies & Solutions
  • Fibre Optic Network Service Delivery Processes & Models
  • Reporting
  • Business Communication
  • Customer Industry Knowledge

Behavioural Competencies:

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Principal Specialist, Network Implementation (Fibre)

Location: Lagos

Description

  • We are currently recruiting for a Principal Specialist, Network Implementation (Fibre) who will deliver assigned complex and/ or long-term Outside Plant (OSP) fibre engineering and implementation projects, including budgetary, resourcing and scheduling requirements.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Perform fibre optic network design, planning and engineering.
  • Lead site survey activities and generate high- and low-level designs.
  • Create and analyze bills of quantity (BoQs) to be utilized in fibre optic network build.
  • Evaluate and recommend changes to the current network in order to meet future network and technology requirements.
  • Ensure all implementation activities are performed according to quality specifications and requirements set by the company, customers and equipment manufacturers.
  • Supervise quality assurance & in-process audits on the installation of supplied customer services in the OSP, including fibre installation; fibre splice, testing and termination; and acceptance test procedures.
  • Utilize the company’s acceptance checklist to execute acceptance test procedures, thereby ensuring the installed fibre optic network conforms to customer requirements.
  • Ensure service providers comply with Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) standards.
  • Drive any required change control process during the implementation phase.
  • Guide Installation and Engineering service providers on proper design and installation techniques, procedures, and documentation/ reporting.
  • Ensure that service providers meet all the technical specifications with respect to telecoms and civil works issues.
  • Provide feedback to service providers on the work performance, requirements, and recommendations for improvement.
  • Review and monitor Project Implementation Plan (PIP) as submitted by vendors
  • Support routine preventive and corrective maintenance procedures
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders for support on all fibre-related matters necessary for ensuring the company’s goals are achieved.
  • Represent the organization externally as required, particularly in areas of project management.
  • Provide inputs to the design and implementation of business strategies, plans and procedures.
  • Thoroughly understand and communicate requirements to accountable team members. Manage all requirements according to each stakeholder.
  • Develop and support effective communication mechanisms between the project teams and the rest of the organization.
  • Develop and maintain the project library, filing, recording and reporting systems.
  • Assist with equipment & material ordering and payment of vendor/ contractor invoices.
  • Escalate project issues on time.
  • Facilitate project management training for the organization’s project teams with reference to in-house processes.
  • Assist with contract negotiations with external suppliers / vendors where required.
  • Ensure proper quality inspections are carried out and provide vendor evaluations.
  • Review and validate submitted reports to ensure accuracy
  • Review and confirm Pro-forma Invoice (PFI) as submitted by vendors.
  • Sign off on projects as completed.
  • Review detailed and complete documentation for every project.
  • Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to relevant stakeholder as at when due.
  • Track progress and review project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.
  • Present new ideas and strategies to management and other stakeholders.
  • Manage and mitigate project risks.
  • Liaise closely with other functional areas to ensure accurate and robust budget monitoring against project plans.
  • Ensure process of notification or escalation is in place to report on both underspend and potential overspend with appropriate approvals sought for either situation.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement mindset that values learning, collaboration, accountability, and a commitment to quality among team-members.
  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.
  • Promote communication between colleagues for the benefit of information flow and to curb any problems that may arise.
  • Prepare and submit reports to the Associate Director, Network Implementation (Fibre) on all matters pertaining to the unit.
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Associate Director, Network Implementation (Fibre).

Experience & Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Building / Structural Technology or any related discipline.
  • Advanced Degree in any of the above Engineering fields and / or relevant professional certifications, e.g. will be an added advantage.
  • +12 years’ relevant experience, including most recent 5-7 years in telecoms program/ project management.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Be Bold
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Integrity.

Functional Competencies:

  • Project Management
  • Fibre Optic Planning & Installation
  • Fibre Transmission Technologies & Solutions
  • Fibre Optic Network Service Delivery Processes & Models
  • Reporting
  • Business Communication
  • Customer Industry Knowledge.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Leading & Influencing.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Associate Director, Network Operations (Fibre & Rural Telephony)

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Description

  • We are currently recruiting for an Associate Director, Network Operations (Fibre & Rural Telephony) who will Lead the network operations team to guarantee 24/7 network service and performance monitoring and set operational priorities/ key performance indicators (KPIs) for network operations across fibre and rural telephony.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensure the network achieves minimum service availability of 99.995% or better.
  • Ensure the network delivers on Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) parameters for on-net components as agreed with customers.
  • Oversee design and implementation of network performance management systems and processes for effective delivery of required network service levels.
  • Define and drive implementation of processes for escalating and resolving system/ component/ service outages within defined timelines. Work with engineering teams to formulate, test and implement restoration plans for use in the event of network outages.
  • Own the disaster recovery and business continuity plan for fibre and rural telephony, including supporting business processes and ongoing review.
  • Lead the network operations team in formulating routine preventive maintenance plans for different elements/ components which make up the network.
  • Ensure all network, customer and process documents are maintained, including design, as-built, capacity utilization, network availability, and spares holding (location and availability) documents.
  • Support the network planning and implementation team in provisioning (network, customer or other) within agreed/ committed timelines.
  • Evaluate and drive improvements to the current network operations framework, processes and procedures to meet evolving technology trends and prepare the business for future network systems and technology requirements.
  • Coordinate service acceptance processes, ensuring testing and acceptance parameters are achieved and services effectively handed over to customers to enable revenue generation and assurance over the service contract lifetime.
  • Lead all vendor-facing interactions, ensuring that vendors’ equipment and services meet technical specifications set by the business. Also hold vendors accountable for achieving set KPIs and maintaining adequate spares/ support as per contract.
  • Collaborate with the Network Operations Centre (NOC) management on sharing of NOC resources/ facilities.
  • Deliver regular network performance reports and insights to management in order to facilitate strategy and planning to improve service delivery and revenue assurance.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Line Manager.

Experience & Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Electronics Engineering, or related degree.
  • Advanced degree in any of the above disciplines or an MBA/ relevant professional certifications will be an asset.
  • +15 years’ relevant experience, including most recent 10 years in the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) field, managing NOC environments for a large mobile network operator (MNO), data centre or ISP, etc.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Be Bold
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Integrity

Functional Competencies:

  • Engineering Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Process Design & Re-Engineering
  • Active & Passive Network Operations & Management
  • Business Communication
  • RF/ Open RAN
  • Transmission Networks (Fibre/Satellite/Microwave)
  • Solid Systems Integration
  • SDH, DWDM, IP/MPLS, TCP IP & Other Optical and/ or IP-based Network Technologies & Solutions

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Leading & Influencing

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 10th March, 2021.

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