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Telecommunications Consultants

Descriptions & Duties

  • Telecommunications Consultants evaluate current telecommunications system within companies that include Internet communications as well as voice and video services, proposing recommendations for management and maintenance of telecommunications systems and enhancing the security of the system.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Telecommunications system knowledge and skills

Telecommunications Consultants must be able to evaluate the existing system and propose the new equipment to the management for enhancing the services.

Project management skills

Telecommunications Consultants need to supervise and monitor the implementation of setting up a telecommunications system or network.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Normally have a bachelor's degree in telecommunications, electronics, computer science, or related disciplines.  Holders of relevant higher diplomas can articulate to related degree programmes.

Professional qualification

  • Corporate members of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) in Information Discipline, or equivalent


  • 4 to 6 years of working experience in telecommunications field

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$110,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Telecommunications Consultants generally work in offices or data centres.


  • Fibre optic fault locators
  • Frequency analysers - Spectrum analysers
  • Network analysers - Cable analysers; Local area network LAN analysers

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