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Manager, Regional Technical

Date: 13-Jan-2021

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel

This position reports to the Regional Technical Director, Singtel International Group (IG) and interface to diverse group of staff within and Regional Associates, vendors and partners. Candidate will be required to drive Network cost management, technical planning and provide operation support. He/ Shel will have acquaintance to multi-cultural working environment within IG, Regional Associates and IG digital initiatives.


Cost Management 

  • Leverage Group Synergies to achieve better price points for network solutions and products.
  • Support price benchmarking and analysis for various Network domains for Singtel Group and Associates particularly for Transport – IP, DWDM, fixed broadband.
  • Provide on-site support & consultancy to Singtel Associates for network tenders, tender evaluation (technical & commercial) and support negotiations.
  • To establish and share knowledge gained across various network product/ solution with Singtel Group & Associates as to future-proof near-term capex and optimization of network investments.
  • To sustain regional price benchmarking process and price database to serve Singtel Group and  Associates requests for price benchmarking/ analysis for network purchase, monitor and quantify the saving for the Group.
  • Bridging Across effective price mechanism and best practices within Singtel Group & Associates .


Technical planning and support

  • Drive reginal collaboration through technical working group for Singtel Associates which covers:
    1. Standardization/ alignment of network planning principals architectural & products to manage Capex/ Opex effectively
    2. Improving network planning & efficiency, support adoption of emerging technologies, new product, capabilities & knowledge transfer 
    3. Extend support on operational matters & provide technical support (SME)
  • Scan, assess and collaborate on emerging technologies and new products/ solutions roadmaps through vendors, Telco Alliance, Industrial experts, GSMA, Telecom Operators engagement.
  • Undertake short-term or long-term assignment within Singtel Associates.



The Ideal Candidate

  • Engineering degree in Electrical & Electronics, or Telecommunication or other related.
  • 3-5 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with a focus on mobile network planning and operations.
  • Working knowledge and experience in telecommunication networks (e.g. RAN network/ Core network/  transport network/ etc.) and network products.
  • Has exposure/ experience in developing, managing and evaluating the technical and commercial aspects of RFP/Tender specifications.
  • Exposure/ experience in mobile network planning, dimensioning and operations.
  • Good  understanding about Telecom operator's business situation, vendor solutions, market trends,  etc. 
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, with the ability to build good rapport and collaborative working relationships at all working levels.  
  • Able to work independently and play a hands-on role while exercising flexibility in a challenging and fast-paced environment.
  • A strong team-player and self-starter.
  • Able to travel and willing to be based overseas where our SingTel Group Associates operate, when required.
  • Culturally-sensitive when working and interfacing with foreign Associates/ partners.    
  • Proactive in acquiring new knowledge or technical know-how needed for the job.
  • Good at producing and delivering presentations and business analysis report, have excellent presentation and communication skill, competent in planning and organizing forum.
  • Solution Architect experience (IP engineering, DWDM, etc) is a plus. 
  • Ability to converse and understand other Asian language would be an advantage