Job Vacancy For Management Contractor, WACS Cable Landing Station

Division: Network Group
Department: Networks Operations – Project WACS
Location: Accra
Position: Management Contractor, WACS Cable Landing Station
Level: Direct Contract
Reports to: Senior Manager, Network Operations

Job Summary

To Manage the WACS Cable Landing station by:

• Ensuring a high availability of the Submarine Cable system
• Maintenance of accurate system records such charts, Route Position Lists (RPL’s) and Straight Line Diagram’s (SLD’s
• 24X7 Operation of the submarine cable system
• Delivering Maintenance Authority roles and responsibilities
• Ensuring day to day management and governance of the TX operations in accordance with set KPI’s and objectives

Job Role

• Maintain a day to day correspondence (24/7) administration, operation and maintenance of the wet plant
• Manage Cable submarine Staff to ensure Maintenance authority Key performance indicators are met
• Configuration of the Submarine Cable system
• Manage the day to day transmission Network by ensuring MS vendors are delivering per their mandate.
• Report regularly and comprehensively on the progress and activities of the TX nodes
• Ensure DRP of CLS network is updated , maintained and tested by Managed service provider
• Responsible for contractual issues and which MA is responsible for what segment
• Monitor Transmission performance KPIs not limited to the following : Aviat Networks, Ericsson Mini-link, Huawei OSN and WDM, PMP equipment’s, Huawei RTN and PTN, Compression, Satellite , WACS cable landing station and track issues and high fault links to ensure service availability
• Manage the integrity of the CLS Network data configuration and software configurations
• Details on the wet plant and terminal station equipment
• The spare cable and jointing kit stock levels and replacement policy
• Day to day correspondence, administration, operation and maintenance of the wet plant
• Repair planning and management, such as stock control
• Maintenance & Improvement (M&I) work
• Preventative maintenance and cable protection, such as fishing and offshore Liaison
• Invoicing and record maintenance
• Preparation of budgetary estimates for activities and keeping records of actual costs
• Submission of reports to the O&MSC, NOC or Management Committee as required
• Settlement of third party claims to a set limit (fishing gear or anchors)
• Management of crossing agreements for other cables & pipelines
• Maintenance of accurate system records such charts, Route Position Lists (RPL’s) and Straight Line Diagram’s (SLD’s)
• Responsibility for decommissioning/retirement of wet plant
• Repair and Return procedures for terminal station equipment
• Fault localisation and ship call out arrangements

Qualification Required & Experience


• Minimum B.Sc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering or an equivalent qualification


• Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in the technical operational telecoms GSM industry
• 3 years of which must have been in a supervisory role.


Professional/Technical competencies:

• Adequate Knowledge in Telecommunication fundamentals
• Adequate knowledge in network system technologies like GSM, WCDMA, Transmission and, IP networks, etc
• Adequate knowledge of Ericsson and Huawei BTS
• Adequate Knowledge of network coverage and capacity
• In-depth Knowledge of Radio Network management tools
• In depth knowledge in operating systems (Windows, Linux & Unix)
• In-depth knowledge of ITU/ETSI /3GPP/IEEE standards
• Ability to set objectives and targets that is beneficial to the smooth running of the network and monitor progress against them.
• Innovative self-starter able to face the challenges of evolving technology re-evaluating objectives, procedures, processes to continuously improve network performance.
• Ability to guide others in analyzing complex network related problems
• Adequate knowledge of environmental, health, and safety policies and practices
• Ability to produce accurate, punctual and detailed work plan
• Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical people
• Adequate knowledge in Project management
• Adequate knowledge in Vendor management
• Adequate Knowledge in financial management, budgeting and expenditure control
• Adequate Knowledge in project management principles

Behavioural competencies:

• Ability to manage self and team performance and workload and juggle conflicting priorities
• Demonstrate evidence of influencing and coaching skills
• Ability to accept responsibility
• Assertive, Self-starter, Proactive, Innovative, Attention to detail
• Professional approach with a can do attitude
• Innovative, takes initiative, result oriented and develops self consistently
• Leadership, customer centricity, collaborative, ability to coach & develop direct reports
• Trustworthy, integrity and ethical in dealings
• Good written and verbal communication, and commitment to the organization
• Analytical thinking and problem solving abilities.
• Skill in negotiation
• Adequate Knowledge in business continuity management
• Ability to manage internal and external forces
• Business acumen
• Skill in forecasting
• Skill in records/documentation keeping
• Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
• Ability to set and manage measurable objectives and targets in crucial areas that impact performance
• Ability to follow processes and make improvement

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and qualified applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae to:

[email protected]

Kindly indicate the Position in the email subject and note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: 30 May, 2019
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