0131 Telecommunication carriers managers

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Lead statement

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a telecommunications establishment, department or facility. They are employed by wired, wireless, satellite and other telecommunications carriers.

Example Titles

  • facilities manager, telecommunications
  • installation manager, telecommunications
  • manager, telecommunications services
  • microwave facilities manager – telecommunications
  • network installation manager – telecommunications
  • network operations manager – telecommunications
  • network services manager – telecommunications
  • operations and transmission services manager – telecommunications
  • regional manager – telecommunications system
  • switching systems director – telecommunications
  • telecommunications manager
  • telephone company district manager

Main duties

  • Telecommunication carriers managers perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a telecommunications establishment, department or facility
    • Consult with senior managers to establish policies concerned with the development, operation and maintenance of telecommunications services
    • Direct and control telecommunications traffic volume and flow within assigned areas, through subordinate supervisors and technical staff
    • Analyze and evaluate telecommunications installation, operation and maintenance services and make recommendations for improvement
    • Ensure compliance with telecommunications regulations and directives of government regulatory agencies
    • Liaise with representatives of related or connecting companies to resolve joint telecommunications problems and ensure efficient telecommunications system operations
    • Recruit personnel and oversee their training.

Employment requirements

  • A university degree in science, electrical engineering or a related field is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in a related technical profession, including supervisory experience, are usually required.

Additional information

  • Progression to senior management positions in telecommunications is possible with experience.

Exclusions

  • Broadcasting managers (in 05120512 Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts)
  • Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services (00130013)