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 networksprovide specialist technical support in monitoring and administering large telecommunications optical networksinstall and maintain internet protocol (IP) based optical network telecommunications equipmentinstall and test simple IP devices in convergence networksdevelop project management plansplan the development of core and access network capabilitiesanalyse demand data, and evaluate and forecast network growthimplement convergence technologiesdesign and manage telecommunications and information technology (IT) networksdiagnose problems and provide network management supportplan a project from a design specificationresearch and analyse the key concepts in design.
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.