Telecommunications Network Engineer

Telecommunication Network Engineers plan, design, and monitor complex telecommunications networks and associated broadcasting equipment.

Overview

Telecommunication Network Engineers plan, design, and monitor complex telecommunications networks and associated broadcasting equipment.

Day-to-day

  • designs, builds, configures and commissions devices, networks and systems and ensures systems interconnect with equipment from different manufacturers, service providers and users
  • compiles engineering project proposals to define goals, identifies scope, background and need, and ascertains cost of the project
  • evaluates and procures new products and services
  • ensures compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures in the provision of systems
  • develops new sites by locating sites, filing, drawing up, and drafting drawings, and following through to approval
  • determines appropriate configurations of hardware and software, ensuring desired performance of equipment
  • prepares and interprets specifications, drawings and regulations for the use of equipment
  • determines the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and equipment
  • identifies and analyses problems and needs of existing systems, to determine the most appropriate means of correcting current and future problems and improve communications
  • monitors systems
  • assesses performance levels of system hardware and software to project future needs, and develops short and long-terms plans for updating equipment, adding capabilities, enhancing existing systems and providing improved telecommunications.

Considerations

  • requires driving.

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