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Network Architect

Job Description

Network Architect Inside IR35

Contract Term: 12 months

Contracting Authority: The Home Office

Location: Hybrid - London - 2 days per week in office

The first duty of Government is to protect the public. Since 1782, the Home Office has led work to keep the country safe from those who seek to do it harm; in doing so, we make a vital contribution to HM Government's plan for a stronger, fairer, outward-looking and united Britain.

The Home Office covers three systems: Homeland Security, Public Safety and Borders, and Immigration and Citizenship. These systems work collaboratively to deliver our cross-cutting priorities, whilst providing increasingly efficient and secure services for the public. These are difficult areas that can rapidly change in the global environment we work in - this makes us one of the most exciting and stimulating government departments in which to work.

As a Network Architect your main responsibilities would be:

  • Carry out coverage assessment and assurance of the region that contributes to the overall ESN programme to ensure radio sites meet the coverage requirement.
  • Evaluate areas of concerns in coverage submitted by users. These assessments need to accommodate network coverage evolution with both new sites activations and NTQ's for both contracted, incidental and Extended Area Coverage (EAS). Assessments to include device captured coverage data such as PLMN codes, bands, losses, gains, RSRP, RSRQ and SINR values.
  • Production of coverage maps to account for various device types and to include RAN resilience, Transmission Resilience, Power resilience and Capacity limitations.
  • Assessment of available calibrated Drive Test results and subsequent analysis for transition readiness.
  • To define and produce the site search area, for the Acquisition Agents, in searching for potential site locations, to provide the required radio coverage.
  • Assess Initial Desktop Search Site Reports and Physical Survey Options Reports from Acquisition Agents to provide required radio coverage.
  • Produce Site Nominations Radio Data based on search site reports and physical survey options and attend review meeting of site nominations.
  • Attend MSV for proposed site location to ensure radio requirements are met and assess post MSV report and panoramic photographs.
  • Provide Local Planning Authority document set with technical justifications to show site requirement for radio coverage.
  • Review Detailed Design Drawings and approve, on behalf of Radio, prior to commencing the build of the site.
  • To document radio safety data sheets to include ICNIRP
  • Maintain Regional Radio Plan and Regional Radio Planning Tracker. Ensuring the MNO provider achieve their coverage obligations.
  • Attend user engagement reviews to assist with queries and concerns and offer onsite support to discuss radio solutions.

You'll have relevant experience in:

  • Working knowledge of EE and or MBNL LTE Network
  • Coverage Planning / Design experience of antennas, antenna configurations, structures.
  • Both Coverage and Transmission Planning in problematic and sensitive areas such as Highlands, National Trust, ANOB and SSSI
  • Microwave and Satellite Backhaul Transmission Planning
  • Proven geo-spatial analytical skills using industry standard GIS tools
  • Strong track record in assessing coverage in a mobile operator environment.
  • Experienced in delivering Government lead projects

If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or email .

"In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.