Associate RF Engineer
Please Note: This position can be based out of either Tulsa
OK, Cedar Rapids
IA, Madison or Brookfield
The Associate RF Engineer is responsible for the design and optimization of new and existing wireless facilities while meeting capacity needs. Seeks total Customer Satisfaction through meeting subscriber demand and improving call quality. Solicits input from Sales, Marketing, and Customer Care while working with System Performance Engineers, Network Engineering, and Network Operations to achieve this goal.
Budgeting: Works with team members to support the capital budgeting process. Monitors and adjusts budgets on RF sponsored projects.
Capacity: Forecasts voice and data traffic. Designs and monitors air interface capacity reviewing with System Performance and Network Operations. Creates work orders to allocate and implement capacity additions and changes to RF network. Informs Network Engineering of requirements. Acts as the technical owner for implementation.
New Cell Design and Selection: Works with team members to identify and justify sites, issue SARF's, assist with site selection and acquisition, engineer RF design (coverage, capacity, frequency planning with neighboring markets), budget analysis and coordinate and review site integration process. Designs in-building coverage systems.
RF Performance Assessment: Works directly with System Performance Engineers to review drive test data and network operational measures and to prioritize trouble areas.
Regulatory: Works with team members to coordinate and analyze incoming/outgoing frequency/PN plans and extension agreements with neighboring carriers. Works with team members to produce MPE and AM studies. Coordinates RF parameters for E-911. Coordinates RF data for FCC filings.
Modification Design: Works with team members to design and implement system changes which improve or sustain quality performance of the network in a timely and effective fashion. Develops design modification options and recommends solutions. Acts as the technical owner for implementation and provides project support with System Performance Engineering, Network Operations, and Network Engineering.
Communications: Assists in communications between all departments to promote open dialog to provide improvements to the customer's experience.
Projects: Participates in team related projects.
Travel: Required as needed.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related discipline; or equivalent work or military experience required
Experience in cellular/PCS design and optimization is "a plus" (Pilot Strength, Ec/Io, FER, and Mobile TX Power)
Experience in new cell site acquisition is "a plus" (zoning hearings, site design, regulatory, integration)
Experience with Propagation tool (Planet EV is "a plus")
Capacity (traffic) planning experience is "a plus"
Networking and Network Operations experience in RF Engineering is "a plus"
Proficient with MS Office Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Valid driver's license required
: Wisconsin-MADISON_WI Oklahoma-TULSA_OK, Iowa-CEDAR RAPIDS_IA, Wisconsin-BROOKFIELD_WI
U.S. Cellular is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information.