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ZAIN1074 - Sites Project Manager

  • Operation
    Zain Iraq
  • Division
    IT & Technical
  • Location
    Iraq - Baghdad
  • Closing Date
About Zain
Zain is the pioneer of mobile telecommunications in the Middle East. We began life in 1983 in Kuwait as the region’s first mobile operator, and since the initiation of our expansion strategy in 2003, we have expanded rapidly. Today, we are a leading mobile voice and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 7 Middle Eastern and Africa countries with a workforce of over 7,900 providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services to over 42.4 million active individual and business customers as of March 31, 2024.
Role Purpose

This role is for a highly motivated and experienced individual to oversee deploying new GSM sites from start to finish. Will be responsible for all aspects of the project, from site acquisition and permitting to equipment installation and commissioning. As a full-turnkey deployment manager, Candidate will ensure the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

  1. Site acquisition and leasing:

  • Collect site requirements for radio access planning and Infrastructure Development in coordination with the planning department.

  • Communicate the plan to the contractors and ensure compliance with acquisition guidelines and procedures.

  • Validate ground lease documents with relevant departments (legal, governmental relations, and finance).

  • Track acquisition progress and control exemption cases with proper verification processes.

  1. Project planning and management:

  • Develop a comprehensive project plan that outlines timelines, budgets, and resources.

  • Managing all project stakeholders, including engineers, contractors, vendors and support functions within the organisation.

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant safety and environmental regulations.

  • Permitting and approvals:

  • Obtaining all necessary permits and approvals from directorates in coordination with the government relations department.

  1. Site design and engineering:


  • Working with engineers to design the cell site layout and infrastructure.

  • Overseeing the procurement of all necessary equipment and materials.

  • Follow equipment and materials delivery and transportation with logistic teams and suppliers

  1. Construction management:

  • Managing the construction process, ensuring quality workmanship and adherence to safety protocols.

  • Oversee contractor's work, approve/sign off completed work orders, report on contractor performance and provide feedback reports.

  1. Equipment installation and commissioning:

  • Overseeing the installation and testing of all site equipment.

  • Ensuring the site is operational and meets all performance specifications.

  1. Project handover and documentation:

  • Completing all project documentation and handover procedures.

  • Providing ongoing support and maintenance to the operational team.

Education, Experience, and Competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science-related field or equivalent


  • A minimum of +5 years of relevant experience with at least 3 years in a similar role

Behavioural Competency

  • Serving our Customers

  • Achievement Driven

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Team Work 

  • Information Seeking

  • Team Management

  • Problem Solving and Creativity

  • Relationship Building

  • Initiative

Technical Competency

  • Human Resources Management

  • Project / Program Management

  • Performance Management

  • Oral and Written Communication

  • Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environment

  • Capacity Planning and Demand Management

DEI Competency

  • Courage to Engage

  • Addressing Bias

  • Allyship

About Application Process

If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):

1. Resume/CV