telecommunications engineer




Telecommunications engineers design, build, test and maintain telecommunication systems and networks, including radio and broadcasting equipment. \
They analyse customer needs and requirements, ensure that the equipment meets regulations, and prepare and present reports and proposals on telecommunication-related problems. Telecommunications engineers design and oversee the service delivery in all it's phases, supervising the installation and use of telecommunications equipment and facilities, preparing documentation and providing training for company staff once new equipment has been installed. 

Scope notes

Excludes people performing managerial activities.

Alternative label

  • telecommunications designer

  • transmission engineer

  • communications designer

  • telecoms engineer

  • telecommunications technologist

  • telecom engineer

  • radio engineer

  • communications engineer

  • telecommunications engineers

  • information systems engineer

  • broadcast engineer

Regulatory aspect

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