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Job Summary

To oversee the planning, design, implementation and documentation of the fiber networks (Backbone-Intercity, Metro, and access). To coordinate all design activity in respect of the fiber network. To project manage all expansions to the fiber network and ensure that contractors comply with agreed-upon KPIs.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Reporting to: Head of Planning, Engineering and Implementation

Business Unit: Technology - Planning, Engineering and Implementation



Who We Are


We are a technology company that provides integrated solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions suite that includes voice, data/connectivity, digital financial services, as well as network services. Powered by its vast fiber optic infrastructure, it is also a major provider of wholesale carrier-to-carrier traffic, within the country and the region.



Role Purpose:


To oversee the planning, design, implementation and documentation of the fiber networks (Backbone-Intercity, Metro, and access). To coordinate all design activity in respect of the fiber network. To project manage all expansions to the fiber network and ensure that contractors comply with agreed-upon KPIs.



Key Duties and Responsibilities


•  Conduct Fiber Networks planning in a cost effective manner

•  Procure vendors cost effectively in collaboration with procurement

•  Manage the implementation of the Fibre network Planning and Documentation.

•  Ensure the expansion of the Fibre network in line with the expansion plans.

•  Provide high quality service based on the SLA agreements and performance standards

•  Respond timeously to Fibre network disruptions that cause a loss of coverage to determine potential causes of network outages.

•  Conduct planning of the fibre access network

•  Implement the expansion of the Fibre network to maximize coverage and service delivery to Transmissions network, IP network and all customers

•  Monitor performance Fibre network through service monitoring and available statistics to determine means in which the Fibre network may be upgraded, rehabilitated or expanded to improve service and availability.

•  Manage the Fibre access network Planning and Documentation inventory to ensure company property is accurately recorded and that Fibre network Technicians has the requisite tools at their disposal.

•  Ensure the continuous improvement of company Fibre network.

•  Ensure availability of Fibre access network at a high level.

•  Prepare introduction of new Fibre network elements, routes and expansion plans to meet service level objectives

•  Ensure that Fibre network projects are carried out in accordance with relevant KPIs and within budget.

•  Validate Fibre network designs prepared by Operation and maintenance teams.

•  Manage the Fibre network Planning and Documentation team outputs and the performance of individual team members.

•  Ensure effective communication to all employees with regards to changes in the Fibre network environment.



Academic background & Professional Knowledge:


•  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering 

•  Recommended: Post graduate qualification in Engineering or Business Management



Here Are The Skills We Are Looking For:


•  5 or more years’ experience in Fibre network Engineering of which three or more years should be in management. •  Extensive knowledge of Fiber network (Backbone-Intercity, Metro, and access) planning and implementation. 

•  Experience in operating in a multivendor environment.



How to Apply:


Applications should be sent by providing an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) before 19 th April 2024 including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.


Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telkom Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to tribe, religion, gender, age or disability.

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