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Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

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Telecommunications Engineering Specialists Description

Design or configure voice, video, and data communications systems. Supervise installation and post-installation service and maintenance.

Telecommunications Engineering Specialists Related Job Titles

Consultant, Multimedia Telecommunications Systems Integrator, Network Technician, Principal Consultant, Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), Senior Consultant, Senior Telecommunications Consultant, Telecom Network Manager (Telecommunication Network Manager), Telecommunication Engineer, Telecommunication Systems Designer, Telecommunications Consultant, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Management Specialist, Telecommunications Manager, Telecommunications Specialist,


Telecommunications Engineering Specialists Tasks
Supplemental Tasks
  • Install, or coordinate installation of, new or modified hardware, software, or programming modules of telecommunications systems.
  • Assess existing facilities' needs for new or modified telecommunications systems.
  • Communicate with telecommunications vendors to obtain pricing and technical specifications for available hardware, software, or services.
  • Consult with users, administrators, and engineers to identify business and technical requirements for proposed system modifications or technology purchases.
  • Work with personnel and facilities management staff to install, remove, or relocate user connectivity equipment and devices.
  • Document procedures for hardware and software installation and use.
  • Document technical specifications and operating standards for telecommunications equipment.
  • Document user support activity, such as system problems, corrective actions, resolution status, and completed equipment installations.
  • Implement controls to provide security for operating systems, software, and data.
  • Implement or perform preventive maintenance, backup, or recovery procedures.
  • Implement system renovation projects in collaboration with technical staff, engineering consultants, installers, and vendors.
  • Inspect sites to determine physical configuration, such as device locations and conduit pathways.
  • Instruct in use of voice and data communications systems, such as voicemail and videoconferencing systems.
  • Manage user access to systems and equipment through account management and password administration.
  • Monitor and analyze system performance, such as network traffic, security, and capacity.
  • Order or maintain inventory of telecommunications equipment, including telephone sets, headsets, cellular phones, switches, trunks, printed circuit boards, network routers, and cabling.
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) software to prepare or evaluate network diagrams, floor plans, or site configurations for existing facilities, renovations, or new systems.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions for computer hardware and software, networking and telecommunications equipment, test equipment, cabling, or tools.
  • Prepare system activity and performance reports.
  • Provide user support by diagnosing network and device problems and implementing technical or procedural solutions.
  • Review and evaluate requests from engineers, managers, and technicians for system modifications.
  • Supervise maintenance of telecommunications equipment.
  • Test and evaluate hardware and software to determine efficiency, reliability, or compatibility with existing systems.
  • Develop, maintain, or implement telecommunications disaster recovery plans to ensure business continuity.
  • Estimate costs for system or component implementation and operation.
  • Keep abreast of changes in industry practices and emerging telecommunications technology by reviewing current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops, or participating in professional organizations or conferences.

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