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Engineering Manager

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Bachelor's degree or higher +

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What They Do

Architectural and Engineering Managers Career Video

About This Career

Plans, directs, or coordinates activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Manages the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in architecture or engineering projects.
  • Directs, reviews, or approves project design changes.
  • Consults or negotiates with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Prepares budgets, bids, or contracts.
  • Presents and explains proposals, reports, or findings to clients.
  • Confers with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
  • Assesses project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, or market demand.
  • Reviews, recommends, or approves contracts or cost estimates.
  • Develops or implements policies, standards, or procedures for engineering and technical work.
  • Establishes scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Identifying color and seeing differences in color, including shades and brightness
  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Civil Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Group Manager
  • Engineering Program Manager
  • Project Engineering Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Electrical Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Director
  • Mechanical Engineering Manager
  • Process Engineering Manager