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Radio Networks Planning Specialist

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  14-Jan-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Radio Network Planning Specialist (71430)

Location:  London  (Full-time remote working during COVID-19) 
Permanent: Full time (Mon to Fri 37.5 hours per week)


COVID-19 Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice. 

Vodafone UK Networks is the team that makes the magic happen, bringing Gigafast speed and innovation to our customers. We’re continually building and enhancing our best ever network, that connects businesses and millions of people across the country for a better future. 


What will you be doing? 


Primarily the role is about delivering the 2G/3G/4G/5G radio design within the regional team, which involves understanding the current radio performance issues in terms of network KPIs and customer complaints, site design weaknesses and proposing the radio design for new sites, or solution in existing ones, to meet Vodafone performance targets. On site visual inspections and technical reviews with Vodafone third parties and other Vodafone teams, coverage predictions with planning tools, analysis of existing hardware/antenna configurations and proposals to improve network performance, analysis of radio KPIs analysis and close interaction with Radio Optimisation, Deployment teams and Partners are the key tasks and responsibilities expected for this role.


Your responsibilities will include site level design including antenna and hardware configuration and Coverage/Capacity analysis in a specific area to understand if current site grid and existing configurations at site level require  an upgrade.

You will support on NTQ and Special events projects and contribute to plans in relation to issues detected with the performance of Ericsson Managed Service and/or Cornerstone deployment.


Who are we looking for? 


  • Educated to an Engineering/Science degree level or equivalent
  • Experience on Radio Design/Coverage planning (Atoll) based on desktop analysis as well as on on-site technical visits
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including present complex technical information in plain language 
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to deliver to challenging targets and deadlines 
  • Excellent knowledge of 2G and 3G network architecture (nice to have 4G)
  • Good knowledge of Radio network functionality
  • Experience of network optimisation techniques and processes
  • Experience of using network statistics, networks traces  and drive trialling logs to analyse and improve network performance
  • Strong attention to detail and data integrity (Cramer database)


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best talent. Inclusion for all is a key pillar of our purpose with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage growth and progression for all employees. 


Our promise to you 

An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.