Director, Engineering at 9mobile Nigeriaat 9mobile Nigeria

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9mobile is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS to provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services, and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.

Director, Engineering Job Summary

JOB TITLE: Director, Engineering

Job ID: IRC4497

JOB LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria

JOB TYPE: Full-time

Director, Engineering Job Details

Job Summary

  • Oversee the planning and design of cost-efficient and reliable transmission infrastructure, core network, value-added services (VAS) and other Intelligent Network (IN) platforms to support the EMTS’s network rollout and transmission support for operational activities.

Principal Functions

  • Provide inputs in the articulation of the departmental strategy for the technical team.
  • Demonstrate ownership of and communicate the Network Engineering strategic direction and objectives to all her staff.
  • Provide overall guidance and direction in the execution of different functions and activities.
  • Coordinate the execution of the Network Engineering work programs and plans.


  • Translate EMTS’s business plan and subscriber growth assumptions into:
  • Requirements for the Core and Intelligent Network
  • Forecasts for network capacity growth
  • Integrated Network Plan, a live document to be maintained on an ongoing basis
  • Establish and maintain key vendor relationships in line with established policies and procedures.
  • Lead the conceptualization, plan and development of customized technical solutions for enterprise business customers
  • Direct the Enterprise Network Design & Planning to provide enterprise solutions to support enterprise business unit.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all power and cooling systems (generators, amplifiers, air conditioners, stabilizers, station batteries, rectifiers etc.) at EMTSBTS/Transmission sites.
  • Lead the selection process of maintenance contractors responsible for major maintenance and repairs of power and cooling systems
  • Coordinate the design and support the implementation of efficient transmission systems to support network expansion/ rollout
  • Develop strategies and plans towards the implementation of a working WAN, and transmission links (E1s, Backbones etc.) to support operational and business needs
  • Coordinate the development of EMTS’s radio Base Station Subsystem coverage and capacity rollout.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge and database of existing transmission infrastructure in various EMTS target areas that can be leveraged for transmission services for network development and expansion
  • Conduct technical feasibility of new network features/services.
  • Support the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in communicating the activities and achievements of the department to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Keep abreast of local and global best practices and make recommendations to the CTO on how this impacts the division’s role.


  • Oversee the detailed design of EMTS Core and Intelligent Network
  • Plan core network capacity in line with approved network roll out/expansion strategy, market viability and demand planning studies
  • Determine the appropriate locations for switches and other intelligent network elements to ensure optimal efficiency.
  • Oversee the planning, design and optimisation of core network, systems and platforms to support value added services and ensure compatibility and integration with EMTS’s existing infrastructures.
  • Ensure optimal use of resources in the planning, designing, and dimensioning of VAS, Core and Intelligent Network elements.
  • Ensure that EMTS’s core network design is in line with accepted local and international standards.
  • Provide advice on strategies for rollout of value-added services.
  • Follow up with the acquisition, implementation and integration of switches into the network on an ongoing basis in line with subscriber growth and network expansion.
  • Plan for contingencies in network design to accommodate differences between projections and reality.
  • Ensure that the detailed access network plan is in line with the design strategy and consistent with the commercial planning division’s coverage requirements.
  • Ensure radio network is designed and optimized in a cost-effective way.
  • Oversee, manage and implement all core network and VAS development, transmission planning, RF planning and optimization activities and EMTS’s radio network coverage and capacity rollout.
  • Oversee the planning of EMTS transmission network to sustain growth in EMTS subscriber base and ensure that forecasted customer demands are met.
  • Provide support in the resolution of issues and faults on EMTS’s transmission network
  • Manage the human and material resources of the department to optimize performance and enhance output by;
  • Assigning detailed responsibilities to subordinates and supervising them to ensure timely delivery of high-quality results
  • Motivating, guiding, and ensuring knowledge transfer and capacity building in subordinates
  • Reviewing and authorizing key expenditures/transactions of the department in line with approved departmental budget and financial manual of authority
  • Ensuring periodic meetings to communicate departmental goals/targets and agree work plans.
  • Prepare and submit periodic activity/management reports to the Chief Technical Officer.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Chief Technical Officer     

Educational Requirements

  • First Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering
  • Postgraduate degree/relevant professional qualification
  • Twelve (12) to fifteen (15) years of work experience with at least four (4) years at the senior management level.


  • Network Capacity Management
  • Network Planning and Design
  • Telecommunications & Mobile Network Standards & Specifications
  • Engineering Installation


  • Leadership and People Management
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Change Management


  • Passion for Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Empowering people
  • Growing people
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Focus

Application Deadline
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