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 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.