|Location||Stoke, England/Midlands ALL|
|Career Level||Not Specified|
|Job Type||Not Specified|
|Position Type||Not Specified|
|Salary||£155 per year|
|Company Size||Not Specified|
|Posted Date||February 29th 2012|
|Closing Date||March 5th 2012 (for applications)|
Position: GSMR Network Engineer
Dept: Network Operations Center
Salary: £155 per day
GSMR Telecoms/Network experience
General IT/MS office skills
Brief Vacancy Description
Network Rail is looking for GSM-R Network Engineers to join their expanding technical team.
Detailed External Job Description
GSM-R Network Management Engineer Job Requirements
Posts / Location Stoke-On-Trent temporary contracts
Hours; 24x7 12 hour night and day shift cover
Salary based on experience
Must be available to provide 24/7 12 hour night and day shift cover. To provide network management control of the Network Rail GSM-R network. Use OMC server interfaces, to bring under management the Kapsch (Nortel) GSM-R radio network, integrating them into the design configurations as required. The work also involves testing of alarm functionality.
Experience working within a network operations centre as a transmission engineer and be capable of providing demonstrable experiences of raising, progressing and closing out technically complex faults from a remote (to the fault) location
Must possess Microsoft Word, Excel, and Email skills, have excellent intra/inter personal skills, be capable of working alone or with a team under pressure.
Applicants need a good understanding of the following technologies, as a foundation;
· GSM and ideally GSM-R
· Antenna, splitter and feeder systems and faulting
· Repeater systems and faulting ( Cable & Off Air)
· Nortel/Kapsch BTS (S8000, 8002, 8003, 9000) architecture and faulting
· Nortel/Kapsch BSC 3000 knowledge
· Basic transmission knowledge
· Knowledge / understanding of cell planning
· Knowledge / Understanding of neighbouring / LAC planning
· Experience in network monitoring using QATS
· GSM (2G) system including MSC (and its various collection of sub-systems)
The role consists of the following
· Monitor the GSM-R system, via the OMC server interfaces.
· Identify system problems, and take responsibility for mobilising resource and directing staff to fault find down to system card level.
· Undertake, under the direction of the System Design Authority, acceptance and regression testing of new software releases, patches, and associated hardware.
· Co-ordinate the release of system elements, for service or planned maintenance.
· Act as the focal point for all technical queries resulting from SIM card exchange, call routing, traffic analysis etc.
· Manage all call group areas within signaller boundary areas for emergency calls.
· Manage the processes necessary to address disaster recovery scenarios.
· Initiate system disaster recovery actions.
· Process faults on the Network (BSC, BTS Kapsch / Nortel network ), involving localisation, tasking, access permission, assistance/ co-operation, escalation, clearance, and feedback
· Need to raise/ update/clear Trouble Tickets using Remedy, regarding observed or reported faults.
· Monitor system utilisation, and recommend actions as appropriate.
Implement and control incident management facilities.