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Job Description

This position can be Home based, but requires the flexibility to travel throughout EMEA for short periods (typically up to 2 weeks at a time) particularly in Algeria and Poland for 25% of the time.

The Role:

Responsible for the design of back-haul transmission networks for Public Safety communications systems. These systems are primarily Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks (e.g TETRA, APCO25, DMR) and the transmission network connects the base station sites to the switch sites and control rooms. The transmission networks are typically all IP-based employing pure Ethernet or Ethernet over MPLS. The physical transmission is typically dedicated, private, high availability microwave radio and/or fibre optic networks but may also employ L2/L3 services provided over shared/carrier networks. The responsibilities include:

  • Determining the network design strategy to meet the customer requirements for availability, performance and cost.
  • IP/MPLS/Ethernet wide area network design
  • Creating HLD/LLD design documents and implementation guidelines
  • Supporting the procurement organisation to obtain and evaluate quotations from equipment vendors
  • Presenting the network design to customers, talking knowledgeably about network design and implementation including both theory and practical implementation experiences
  • Providing advice and support to implementation teams as required (e.g. explain design to implementation teams, generating switch/router configurations, etc.).

Specific Knowledge and Skills:

It is essential that candidates have several years of experience of the design and deployment of wide area networks including MPLS networks. Successful candidates are likely to hold a BS or higher Degree in a Telecom related subject.

The following skills are considered essential:

  • Experience in analysing transmission network requirements (capacity, availability, resilience, security, etc.) and translating this into a network design strategy
  • A track record of the successful implementation of IP, MPLS and Ethernet networks
  • Experience with MPLS technology including L2/L3 VPN, QoS and traffic engineering
  • In-depth understanding of transmission media including copper, fibre and microwave and implementing L2/L3 networks over these transmission media
  • In-depth knowledge of leading switching and routing products (e.g. Cisco, Extreme, Juniper) including the design, installation, configuration and testing of networks using these products
  • Good communication skills and confidence to present solutions to customers

The following skills are considered highly desirable:

  • Industry certifications (e.g. CCNP)
  • Knowledge of DWDM fibre network design
  • Knowledge and experience in microwave link planning, Ethernet/IP microwave products, performing Line-Of-Sight surveys and implementing microwave links
  • Experience of planning back-haul transmission networks for wireless networks (e.g. TETRA, 3GPP 3/4G)

A Polish speaker would be preferred, but not mandatory.

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£350 - £400

Seeking an experienced RF Engineer with Telecom or Radio Infrastructure experience for a home-based role with regular travel to London office and occasional overseas travel to Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria for an initial 6 months contract

We have a vacancy for a qualified Civil Engineer to support Pre-Sales activities on large telecommunications projects.


● Lead and own all Pre-Sales Civil Engineering design and costing activities.

● Work with the Pre-Sales Technical Architect, Bid Manager and Procurement staff to ensure the civils design and scope of work are aligned with the overall solution.

● Verifying such designs that may be done by others, along with corresponding definition of scope of work for subcontractors. Such work elements will include tower foundations, building repairs or alterations as necessary, site fencing, site access from the road, Antenna mounting arms and all other works associated with preparing new or existing radio sites for telecommunications.

● Review all the civil, survey , and shop drawing documents which will be submitted by the subcontractors.

● Handover of Civil Engineering elements to the Post Sales Project Team Knowledge of, and reference to, appropriate national and international standards and best practices applicable to the design and implementation of the works is required.


Specific Knowledge/Skills:

Previous experience is expected in Light Civil Engineering, preferably in Telecom or radio infrastructure projects or similar, including Towers, Shelters, Equipment Room Remedial Work, Trenches, Tracks, Roads etc Fluency in the English language (verbal and written) is essential, fluency in French language (verbal and written) would be a distinct advantage.

The ability to clearly and unambiguously write Statements of Work for subcontractors to follow.

You should be a suitably qualified Civil Engineer, computer literate and have commercial awareness.