RAN Technical Lead

RAN Technical Lead
Location: Guildford, Surrey

Our client a leading Telecommunications company is seeking a RAN Technical Lead to join as a contractor on a major network rollout project in their Guildford office with flexibility to work from Newbury also.
The RAN Technical Lead will be responsible for:

  • Acting as a project RAN Technical Lead of a delivery project or projects providing both tactical and strategic project direction, technical support and guidance to required members of the delivery team (On-Shore or Off-Shore).
  • Coordination of planned works from end to end delivery of Vodafone projects, this will comprise of either New Site Deployment (2G & 3G & 4G), 3G LRU on E/// & ALU, DE-Migrations, Special Events, Corporate sites and special Coverage and work covered under the Run services contract.
  • Depending on the Vodafone Project the technical lead will be responsible for delivery of the project by either on-shore resource or off-shore resource via the GSC or as and when required both utilising both sets of resources working together to deliver the project.
  • Identifying additional training requirements and resolving gaps in Knowledge.
  • Supporting the UK and EGI Based as a 1st Line Technical Support and advice.
  • Cross functional collaborative working with Vodafone, TEF, Delivery Assurance, Transmission and Operations in both the UK & India.
  • Ensure team members allocated to work package are booking to correct codes in ESS
  • Senior Management Team & Client progress reporting, Including supporting RCA’s and technical updating of MOPS and WLA/OLA and Processes and procedures.

Skills and Experience required;

  • Previous RAN Lead, Senior RAN Engineering experience with either vendor or operator on large scale rollout projects.
  • Ideally Vodafone / VF / Beacon project experience
  • Knowledge of Delivery/Install, Commission & Integration processes for both 2G & 3G & 4G
  • Knowledge of key tools & databases e.g. Evenflow, Nemo, OSS, CRAMER
  • Vendor knowledge (Ericsson)
  • Able to achieve SLA targets and strive for high achievement

Site Design Lead

Site Design Lead
Guildford, Surrey

Our client, a leading telecommunications managed service is seeking an experienced Site Design Lead to join on a long-term contract basis in their Guildford office. The Site Design Lead will be responsible for mobile network site review, site solution design & gating.
Site Design Lead responsibilities include;

  • Overall management of the creation and verification of Design Proposals for mobile network sites based on customer requirements across Passive/ Civil and Active elements.
  • Review of plans, design drawings and other relevant documents for accuracy and adherence to build requirements to include review of Site Survey / PIV documentation.
  • Responsible for adherence to customer and CTIL design guidelines.
  • Managing the overall progress and output quality of 3rd party / preferred supplier designers whilst working to a continual improvement methodology.
  • Ensure that 3rd parties are compliant with local Health and Safety requirements and any other related statutory guidelines required to facilitate a workable design solution..
  • Act as a Site Design subject matter expert (SME) in the provision of technical support towards site queries.
  • Interface with the different project work streams to ensure efficient handover between milestones
  • Production of technical reporting to support continual improvement.
  • Deliver results and achieve SLA/KPI performance by focusing on effective and efficient execution of Site Design services.

Skills required from Site Design Lead;

  • Experience working in Engineering teams on Turn Key RAN rollouts covering the Work Areas of Site Acquisition, Civil / Passive Design & Construction and Site Engineering to support Equipment Installation.
  • AutoCAD experience
  • Site Engineering experience including Site Survey, material specification & Site documentation production
  • Familiar with telco projects with any of the following; Beacon (Vodafone), TEF (Telefonica), MBNL, 3UK, Arqiva, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Darwin, CTIL

MCR Engineer

MCR Operator
North West London

Our client, a leading Broadcasting organisation is seeking an experienced MCR Operator to join their MCR in London (North West). The MCR Operator will work as part of a team receiving live news feeds and records feeds via Satellite, MPLS, CDN, Fibre, Q-Lins and 3G/4G devices such as TVU.

Responsibilities of MCR Operator;

  • Undertake monitoring control of the channel off air and escalation process with DTH providers
  • Effectively receive and record Feeds (Live 2way / Tape feed) and Live Programs via Satellite, MPLS, CDN, Fibre, Q-links and 3G-4G cellular devises such as TVU
  • Controlling the quality of receiving Feeds
  • Monitor the receiving tape feeds and live programs
  • Use Data-miner in controlling and monitoring all MCR equipment and highlight if any alarm appears in critical devices
  • Pointing the steerable antenna to the required satellites and reduce the action time
  • Add sources/maintain the monitoring system
  • Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks
  • Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic
  • Undertake routine testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of transmission systems and ancillary equipment
  • Report technical issues to Handovers and Ticketing System

Background & Skills from MCR Operator;

  • Up to date and familiar with MCR Systems/Equipment
  • Experienced in a 24 hour support Master Control Room
  • Good foundation understanding of satellite communication technology including Downlink, Uplinks, L-band Matrix, IRD’s and spectrum Analysers
  • Confident understanding of Broadcasting standards including 3G-SDI, HDSDI 1080i, SDI, AES/EBU, MPEG, PAL 625, NTSC 525 and Relevant measurement tools
  • Good knowledge of Video Compression
  • Good knowledge of Broadcast media server workflows – Ingest – Transcoding
  • Understanding of newsroom production systems and procedures

MCR Engineer

MCR Operator
London

Our client, a leading Broadcasting organisation is seeking an experienced MCR Operator / Transmission Controller to join their MCR in London. The MCR Operator will work as part of a team receiving live feeds and records feeds via Satellite, MPLS, CDN, Fibre, Q-Lins and 3G/4G devices such as TVU.
Responsibilities of MCR Operator;

  • Undertake monitoring Control of the channel off air and escalation process with DTH providers
  • Effectively receive and record Feeds (Live 2way / Tape feed) and Live Programs via Satellite, MPLS, CDN, Fibre, Q-links and 3G-4G cellular devises such as TVU
  • Controlling the quality of receiving Feeds
  • Monitor the receiving tape feeds and live programs
  • Use Data-miner in controlling and monitoring all MCR equipment and highlight if any alarm appears in critical devices
  • Pointing the steerable antenna to the required satellites and reduce the action time
  • Add sources/maintain the monitoring system
  • Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks
  • Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic
  • Undertake routine testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of transmission systems and ancillary equipment
  • Report technical issues to Handovers and Ticketing System

Background & Skills from MCR Operator;

  • Up to date and familiar with MCR Systems/Equipment
  • Experienced in a 24 hour support Master Control Room
  • Good foundation understanding of satellite communication technology including Downlink, Uplinks, L-band Matrix, IRD’s and spectrum Analysers
  • Confident understanding of Broadcasting standards including 3G-SDI, HDSDI 1080i, SDI, AES/EBU, MPEG, PAL 625, NTSC 525 and Relevant measurement tools
  • Good knowledge of Video Compression
  • Good knowledge of Broadcast media server workflows – Ingest – Transcoding
  • IP networks (TCP/IP, FTP, UDP, Streaming and Store and Forward)
  • Understanding of newsroom production systems and procedures