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Telecoms Project Manager job description

What is a Telecoms Project Manager?

A Telecoms Project Manager in the telecommunications industry is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and tracking of a specific short-term project. The main objective of a telecom project manager is to deliver the project within the defined scope, timeline, and budget, while ensuring that all stakeholders are satisfied with the results.

A Telecoms Project Manager must have a thorough understanding of the telecommunications industry and its technology, as well as a strong background in project management methodologies. They are also responsible for developing project plans, coordinating project tasks, monitoring project progress, and communicating project status to stakeholders. Additionally, they must manage and resolve any issues that arise during the project, and ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget.

The role of a project manager in telecoms requires excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders, including customers, vendors, and project team members.


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Experts in recruiting Project Managers

At First Point Group, we are experts in helping Project Managers find their next role. Many of our recruitment consultants come from engineering backgrounds and have experience working in the field. We have helped companies in over 180 countries and have worked with the largest global telecom companies since 2004.

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Average salaries for a Telecoms Project Manager

The salary of a Telecoms Project Manager can vary depending on several factors, including the engineer's level of education, experience, location, and the size and type of organization they work for.


$95,000 - $125,000 (CAD)

$90,000 - $130,000 (USD)

$60,000 - $80,000 (MXP)

UK & Europe

£55,000 - £70,000 (GBP)

€45,000 - €70,000 (EUR)

Middle East & Africa

د.إ180,000 - 264,000


¥10,000,000 - ¥15,000,000 (YEN)

Telecoms Project Manager

Responsibilities & Qualifications

What are responsibilities and job description of a Project Manager in Telecoms?

The responsibilities and job description of a Project Manager in Telecoms typically include:

  • Project Planning: Developing and managing project plans, including schedules, budgets, and resource allocation.
  • Project Coordination: Coordinating project tasks and activities, ensuring that all project team members are working towards a common goal.
  • Stakeholder Management: Communicating with stakeholders to ensure their needs and expectations are met, and managing any conflicts that may arise during the project.
  • Risk Management: Identifying, assessing, and managing risks associated with the project, and developing contingency plans to minimize potential impacts.
  • Budget Management: Monitoring project finances, ensuring that the project stays within budget and that expenses are properly tracked and recorded.
  • Resource Management: Allocating and managing project resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials.
  • Quality Management: Ensuring that the project is delivered to the required quality standards and that any defects are promptly identified and addressed.
  • Progress Monitoring: Monitoring project progress and providing regular status updates to stakeholders.
  • Vendor Management: Working with vendors to ensure that their services and products meet the requirements of the project.
  • Post-Project Review: Conducting a post-project review to identify areas for improvement and to ensure that lessons learned are captured and applied to future projects.



What skills, qualifications and experience does a Project Manager in Telecoms need?

A Project Manager in Telecoms typically needs the following skills, qualifications, and experience:

  • Education: A bachelor's or master's degree in telecommunications, engineering, business administration, or a related field is preferred. Project management certifications, such as PMP or PRINCE2, are also highly valued in the industry.
  • Technical Knowledge: A strong understanding of telecommunications technology and industry practices is essential for this role.
  • Project Management Experience: A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in project management, with a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Leadership Skills: Excellent leadership skills and the ability to motivate and direct a team of cross-functional professionals towards a common goal.
  • Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: The ability to identify and resolve complex problems, and to make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Budget Management: Experience in managing budgets, tracking expenses, and controlling costs.
  • Risk Management: The ability to identify, assess, and manage project risks, and to develop contingency plans to minimize potential impacts.
  • Project Management Tools: Proficiency in project management software and tools, such as Microsoft Project, Asana, Trello, etc.

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