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0131 – Telecommunication carriers managers

Telecommunication carriers managers 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

  • 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 facilities manager
  • Telecommunications installation manager
  • Telecommunications manager
  • Telecommunications services manager
  • Telephone company district manager

Main duties

This group performs 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.


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
0 – Management occupations
Skill level
A – Occupations usually require university education.
Major group
01 – Specialized middle management occupations
Minor group
013 – Managers in communication (except broadcasting)
Associated Career Handbook profiles
0131.0 – Telecommunication carriers managers
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