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RF Planning Manager job description

What is an RF Planning Manager?

A Radio Frequency (RF) Planning Manager is a professional who oversees the planning and optimization of radio frequency networks for wireless communication. They are responsible for ensuring that the network is designed and configured to provide optimal coverage, capacity, and quality of service to customers. Their tasks may include frequency allocation, antenna placement, transmission power control, interference management, and network parameter tuning. RF Planning Managers may work in industries such as telecommunications, broadcasting, or public safety, and they often collaborate with engineers, technicians, and other stakeholders to ensure the network meets operational and business requirements.

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Experts in recruiting RF Planning Managers

At First Point Group, we are experts in helping RF Planning Managers find their next role. It helps that some of our recruitment consultants are former RF Planning Managers and have experience working in the field. We have helped companies in over 180 countries and have worked with the largest global telecom companies since 2004.

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Average salaries for a RF Planning Managers

The salary of an RF Planning Manager can vary depending on several factors, including the engineer's level of education, experience, location, and the size and type of organization they work for.



$120,000 - $130,000 (USD)

$45,000 - $80,000 (MXN)

UK & Europe

£35,000 - £45,000 (GBP)

€50,000 - €60,000 (EUR)

Middle East & Africa

د.إ30,000 - 25,000  (AED)


¥8,000,000 - ¥13,000,000 (YEN)

RF Planning Manager

Responsibilities & Qualifications

What are responsibilities and job description of a Radio Frequency Planning Manager?

The responsibilities and job description of a Radio Frequency (RF) Planning Manager can vary depending on the specific organization or industry. However, some common responsibilities and duties of an RF Planning Manager include:

  • Designing and optimizing the RF network: This involves determining the appropriate frequency bands, allocating them for different communication channels, designing and optimizing the network topology, antenna placement, and configuring network parameters to ensure optimal performance.
  • Network performance monitoring and analysis: This involves monitoring network performance to identify issues such as low coverage areas, high interference, and traffic congestion. They use tools like drive testing, network scanners, and simulation software to collect and analyze data, identify performance bottlenecks, and propose solutions.
  • Collaborating with other teams: RF Planning Managers work with other teams such as network engineers, field technicians, and project managers to ensure successful deployment, operation, and maintenance of the RF network.
  • Managing interference and intermodulation: RF Planning Managers identify and mitigate interference from other sources to minimize the impact on the network. This includes managing co-channel and adjacent channel interference, and intermodulation distortion.
  • Network capacity planning: RF Planning Managers plan for the network's capacity needs and work with other teams to ensure the network can handle expected traffic loads and accommodate growth.

Staying up-to-date with technology and industry trends: RF Planning Managers stay informed about new technologies, trends, and best practices in the industry to improve the RF network and ensure it meets business and operational requirements.



What skills, qualifications and experience does a Radio Frequency Planning Manager need?

A Radio Frequency (RF) Planning Manager needs a combination of technical and soft skills, as well as certain qualifications and experience. Some of the most important skills, qualifications, and experience for an RF Planning Manager include:

Typical Skills:

  • Strong understanding of RF engineering principles and wireless communication systems.
  • Knowledge of RF planning and optimization tools and techniques, such as network planning software, drive testing, and site surveys.
  • Analytical skills to identify network performance issues and provide solutions.
  • Project management skills to plan and execute RF network projects.
  • Strong communication skills to collaborate with other teams, stakeholders, and customers.
  • Attention to detail to ensure network configurations and parameters are accurate and optimized.


Typical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in electrical engineering, telecommunications, or a related field.
  • Industry certifications such as Cisco CCNA Wireless, CWNA, or RF planning and optimization tools.


Typical Experience:

  • Several years of experience in RF planning and optimization, preferably in the telecommunications or wireless communication industry.
  • Experience with specific wireless technologies, such as 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G.
  • Experience with RF measurement and testing tools and techniques.
  • Experience with network deployment, operation, and maintenance.


Overall, a successful RF Planning Manager needs a combination of technical and soft skills, along with relevant qualifications and experience to design and optimize RF networks that meet business and operational requirements.

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