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Senior Planner, Wireless

GTA, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Planner with a focus on In-Building and Small Cells Planning. The ideal candidates will provide leadership within the planning team to include progress monitoring, coaching, mentoring and effective upward reporting. You will lead creative thinking within the team to develop new innovative approaches to in-building solutions and small cell applications.

Here's what you'll be doing…
- Develop national 3 year plan for in-building and outdoor small cell applications
- Develop analysis algorithms to use geodata sources and other network statistical data to identify the most beneficial investment opportunities for in-building infrastructure.
- Interface with Macro Planning Team to identify all areas requiring challenged coverage augmentation where Macro sites cannot be implement for whatever reason (eg, high end residential, specific municipal restrictions, etc), and plan outdoor small cell requirements to address)
- Interface with internal design and implementation groups for best fit solutions and costing
- Analyse/prioritise most needed indoor small cell requirements to provide experience enhancement and capacity augmentation
- Lead network stats analysis and work directly with Business Units to identify in-building needs and incorporate into network plans.
- Prepare budget for inclusion in large network CAs.
- Provide guidance and direction to internal design groups to oversee realisation of plans
- Prepare competitive analysis to fully understand competitor’s small cell and in-building investment motivations and tactics.  
- Maintain current knowledge of vendor small cell technology evolution roadmaps and initiate appropriate first technical implementations as necessary to investigate applicability to address needs
- Work with municipalities and large landlords together with internal Real Estate specialists to develop strategic arrangements for small cells and in-building coverage solutions.
- Monitor spend and progress for In-Building and Small Cell network investment
- Establish effective plans and communications inside and outside department
- Collaborate with other internal and external departments as required
- Assist the manager to execute actions and deliver results in an organised fashion
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
- Financial reporting knowledge for cost modelling and budgeting
- Ability to work effectively with equipment and service vendors
- Provide executive level professional presentations of engineering plans and recommendations

Must Have Skills:

Required experience…
- University Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Telecommunications) or Computer Science is required
- MBA is an asset or Strong business acumen
- 3 to 6+ years experience in wireless telecom industry
- Strong Agile software development and big data manipulation expertise
- Excellent knowledge of programming languages
- Proficient use of Mapinfo, Tableau and BuisnessObjects
- Preference given to extensive experience in the area of 3G/LTE in-building and small cell design
- Extensive experience in data analysis for development of business and technical modelling to determine feasibility and to drive beneficial outcomes
- Strong organisation and presentation skills including proficient use of PowerPoint and experience in delivering highly effective executive reporting and presentations
- Demonstrated strong team work, problem-solving, computer and system-engineering knowledge
- A bias for action and a history of seeking out leadership roles in a professional, private or volunteer setting
- Exhibit curiosity and eager to succeed in a very complex and always evolving environment

Starting: ASAP
Dress Code: Business Casual
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