Telecommunications engineers plan, design, construct and install complex telecommunications networks and associated broadcasting equipment.
Duties & Tasks
Telecommunications engineers may perform the following tasks:
- commission, install and test voice and data optical communication networks
- provide specialist technical support in monitoring and administering large telecommunications optical networks
- install and maintain internet protocol (IP) based optical network telecommunications equipment
- install and test simple IP devices in convergence networks
- develop project management plans
- plan the development of core and access network capabilities
- analyse demand data, and evaluate and forecast network growth
- implement convergence technologies
- design and manage telecommunications and information technology (IT) networks
- diagnose problems and provide network management support
- plan a project from a design specification
- research and analyse the key concepts in design.
Telecommunications Network Planner and Designer
A telecommunications network planner and designer plan and design the development of network infrastructure for customer access.
Telecommunications Optical Network Specialist
A telecommunications optical network specialist plan and manage fibre-optic communication networks and digital multiplexing transmission systems.
Telecommunications engineers have a broad role that requires in-depth technical knowledge of appropriate equipment and services and extensive experience within the telecommunications industry.
- able to identify, analyse and solve problems
- enjoy mathematical and technical activities
- good communication and organisational skills
- able to work independently and accept responsibility.