0131 Telecommunication carriers managers

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Lead statement

Managers in this unit group 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

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


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