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GSMR Network Engineer

LocationStoke, England/Midlands ALL
Career LevelNot Specified
Job TypeNot Specified
Position TypeNot Specified
Salary£155 per year
Company SizeNot Specified
Posted DateFebruary 29th 2012
Start DateASAP
Closing DateMarch 5th 2012 (for applications)

Position: GSMR Network Engineer
Dept: Network Operations Center
Location: Stoke
Salary: £155 per day

Key Skills:
GSMR Telecoms/Network experience
Rail experience
Project Management
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.

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