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  • Posted: Jan 31, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 6, 2023
  • For 15 years we have been building and managing telecommunications towers that are the essential backbone of mobile telecommunications in Africa - the leapfrog technology driving economic development, prosperity and self-sufficiency across the continent. Right now, IHS is leading a new telecoms service sector driven by the growth of middle class business an...
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    Specialist, Design

    The Opportunity

    • We are expanding our global footprint and seeking an individual to join our team as Specialist, Design in Nigeria.
    • The individual will assist in performing standard checks on designs for site audits, Build to Suit (BTS) sites, and upgrade sites in line with required specifications and standards.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Perform Technical Site Survey (TSS) design analysis and communicate results to the vendor to generate design drawing. Also enter the results in the Design Analysis Tracker database.
    • Notify the warehouses to source alternative towers from vendors.
    • Conduct preliminary analyses of upgrade requests. Determine if site visits are required based on the preliminary analyses.
    • Perform site evaluation and proffer solutions to issues identified during site visits.
    • Develop scope of work (SOW) for BTS and upgrade projects for review by the Senior Specialist, Design.
    • Ensure approved designs are archived.
    • Liaise with Supply Chain to select vendors. Analyze existing structures (poles, truss towers, guyed towers, etc.) for lateral and vertical loads and determine overall capacity of a given structure.
    • Prepare report packages justifying design requirements or engineering decisions under the project SOW.
    • Convey engineered decisions to clients, co-workers, architects, engineers, and other personnel in a clear and comprehensible manner.
    • Produce drawings (AutoCAD) pertaining to the installation, construction, or modification of tower structures.
    • Carry out site research to develop construction drawings or other information needed for the design and analysis of a given project.
    • Prepare construction drawings (site plans, equipment plans, elevations, sections, details, etc.) utilizing AutoCAD
    • Gather field data to be used for calculations and transferring the data to construction drawings for use by others.
    • Analyse TSS documents and Soil Test reports to generate and secure approval for design drawings.
    • Analyze tower manufacturers’ foundation designs to actualize the best foundations for sites based on their terrains.
    • Evaluate and analyze submitted site design drawings before final approval.
    • Approve designed drawings as submitted by the contractors.
    • Carry out first-stage approval of Bill of Quantities (BoQ) submitted by subcontractors before approval by the Senior Specialist, Design.
    • Make expert decisions on remedial work for towers.
    • Carry out tower antenna loading spot checks as required.
    • Upgrade space checks on sites for additional customers.
    • Provide technical advice on design to contractors, internal teams across Technical, and the Fibre and Rural Telephony team.
    • Promote communication between colleagues for the benefit of information flow and to curb any problems that may arise.
    • Prepare and submit reports to the Senior Specialist, Design on all matters pertaining to job area
    • Manage relationships with partners/vendors.
    • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Specialist, Design.

    Key Qualifications & Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering or related discipline.
    • Professional Certification, e.g. PMP and / or PRINCE2, will be an asset.
    • +5-7 years’ relevant experience in the telecoms industry

    Functional Competencies:

    • Tower Design
    • Project Management
    • Capital Optimization
    • Logistics Management
    • Contract Management

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to IHS Towers on to apply

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