NOC 0131 – Telecommunication carriers managers



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.

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

Main 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.

All Titles

  • communications manager – telecommunications
  • co-ordinator of technical services – telecommunications
  • dial plant manager – telecommunications
  • dial plant superintendent – telecommunications
  • district manager – telecommunications
  • district manager, telephone company
  • earth station manager – telecommunications
  • equipment chief – telecommunications
  • facilities manager, telecommunications
  • installation manager, telecommunications
  • installation superintendent – telecommunications
  • manager, earth station – telecommunications
  • manager, network installation – telecommunicationsmanager, network installation
  • manager, networks – telecommunications
  • manager, space programs – telecommunications
  • manager, telecommunications services
  • microwave facilities manager – telecommunicationsmicrowave facilities manager
  • network conduct centre assistant manager
  • network installation manager – telecommunications
  • network operations manager – telecommunicationsnetwork operations manager
  • network services manager – telecommunicationsnetwork services manager
  • network traffic manager – telecommunications
  • networks manager – telecommunications
  • operations and transmission services manager – telecommunicationsoperations and transmission services manager
  • operations manager – telecommunications
  • production manager – telecommunications
  • regional manager – telecommunications system
  • space programs manager – telecommunications
  • surveillance manager – telecommunications
  • switching systems director – telecommunicationsdirector, switching systems
  • technical services co-ordinator – telecommunications
  • technical services manager
  • telecommunications manager
  • telecommunications services manager
  • telephone company district manager
  • traffic chief – telecommunications
  • traffic manager – cable systems
  • traffic manager – telephone system
  • transmission traffic manager – telecommunications


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