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ZAIN6174 - Transport Planning Specialist

About Zain Saudi Arabia:

Zain KSA is the newest player in Saudi Arabia’s mobile telecommunications market, having commenced commercial operations in August 2008. As of 31 March 2018, the operation served 8.4 million customers and had extended its network coverage to 92% of the population via a network of over 8,717 sites. Through its state-of-the-art 4G LTE network, the ever-evolving operator is striving to become the Kingdom’s preferred choice for voice, data and other telecommunications services. Through constant development of the telecommunications infrastructure and proactive marketing initiatives, Zain remains committed to offering customers in Saudi Arabia the most dynamic products and services. The basis of Zain Saudi Arabia’s achievements lies in the company’s ability to inspire its employees to deliver the best and most imaginative services at every level. With an energetic and inspired majority-Saudi workforce, the company is committed to employing high caliber people as well as nurturing the finest Saudi talent. With a strong human resources and training program that develops and nurtures leaders in the workplace, the company has consistently opened new doors for its dedicated staff. For more on Zain KSA please visit


The jobs in this level are expected to develop network requirements and handle complete modules of business functions. The jobs are also required to develop required reports.



Implement and suggest improvements to the Technology Design and Implementation policies and procedures                                         

Function and Team Management:

Supervise and coach team members to ensure optimal performance is achieved and provide improvement recommendations as required                                          

 Represent department in internal meetings providing expertise and challenging risky insights                                         

Technology Design and Implementation:

Develop Transport for Microwave or IP design activities in order to achieve network requirements

Perform joint site visits with vendors on selected locations

Evaluate business requirements and transfer into Transport Network requirements

Handle complete scope testing of solutions and designs with vendors .

Coordinate with vendors ensuring compliance with agreed work plans and schedules

Validate and approve invoices submitted to Zain from vendor

Prepare RFPs and assist with the technical evaluation of vendors response, review and approve scope of work  and process service papers

Handle customer complaints and attend to all needed requirements ensuring satisfaction

Support in the budgeting of new projects

Implement and follow-up for the Access and Transport network Planning, with Microwave or IP planning  activities in terms of engineering of infrastructure, technical support for projects, product and technology specification design, requirements handling.

Plan for Enterprise fixed broadband services till user acceptance tests (UAT) for delivered systems and services to ensure functionality

Create and formulate detail KPI targeted for Microwave or IP network and Plan, audit, evaluate and validate Microwave or IP Transport network .

Maintain Transport network  database Including topology , capacity , connections Database , layer 2 , Layer 3 Design of the Transport network 

Maintain MW Tx Frequency Spectrum Database for CITC new application and regular updates for the Microwave Role

Manage Vendors to formulate High Level Design and low level designs to produce detail BoQ for new projects and expansion that is aligned with Transport IP and MW network roadmap.

Creating benchmarks and tracking Transport network Performance and resources utilization.

Keep abreast of regional and international trends in network design and implementation to identify opportunities for enhancement of Zain technology capabilities


  • Bachelor's Degree in Telecom Engineering

  • IP Planning Role : CCIE or equivalent certification is required  

  • Microwave Planning Role : planning tools knowledge and experience is required

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience with at least 1 year in a similar role      


Behavioral Competency                            Level

Customer  Orientation                 Basic

Teamwork and Cooperation       Intermediate

Initiative                                         Basic


Technical Competency                Level

"Business Modeling"                    Basic

"Computer Skills"                          Intermediate

Telecom Industry Awareness        Basic



Zain Saudi Arabia

Job Group

IT and Technical


Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date


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