Data Cabling Engineer job description

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Data cabling engineers fulfil an essential role in the modern world by designing the complex cable plans for telecommunication systems, including the lay out structures for equipment installations as well as expansions for existing data systems. In addition, they solve technical engineering problems relating to cable systems
There is a lot of scope within this field. Some data cabling engineers focus on research sectors to develop new equipment for telecommunications and data systems; others work out in the field, integrating computer and internet networks with communications equipment
Most of the work in data cabling is with computer, IT and communications firms. A Bachelors degree in engineering is required for an entry-level position, and updated coursework is preferred as this is a constantly changing industry. An understanding of fibre optics is a very useful skill to have in this field
The starting salary for this kind of engineering jobs is among the highest around. Expect to earn £36,000 right out of college with plenty of room for wage increases.


Data Cabling Engineers are responsible for cable pulling and laying in a company. They are required to fix errors and rectifying them. These engineers may install fiber cables and networks according to company needs.

Data Cabling Engineers usually perform the following tasks:
• Installing cables.
• Testing and terminating cables.
• Patching panels.
• Solving issues related to cables and networks.
• Finding errors.


• Having hardworking methods.
• Being self motivated.
• Having competent written and spoke communication abilities.
• Being proactive.
• Being flexible and creative.
• Being able to prioritise effectively.
• Having teamwork abilities.
• Having attention for details.
• Having competent math skills.
• Being able to stay calm under pressure.


Data Cabling Engineer jobs ideally require of PASMA or IPAF and CSCS Card, but it is not compulsory. There is also a need to have four GCSE’s (A-C) grades (1-4), including English and math. It is suitable to have an engineering related degree with two A levels.

It is also recommended to have a foundation degree, BTEC HNC/HND in engineering (or similar).

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