Managers in Engineering, Architecture and Information Systems - What They Do
Engineering managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of an engineering department, service or firm. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments and by consulting engineering and scientific research companies.
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of an engineering department, service or firm
- Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm
- Consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals and present engineering reports and findings
- Assign, co-ordinate and review the technical work of the department or project teams
- Recruit personnel and oversee development and maintenance of staff competence in required areas
- May participate directly in the design, development and inspection of technical projects or in the engineering work of the department.
- director, engineering research and development
- electrical engineering service manager
- engineering department manager
- engineering manager
- production engineering manager
- manager, telecommunications engineering service
This is what you typically need for the job:
- A bachelor's degree in engineering is usually required.
- Extensive experience in an engineering discipline, including supervisory experience, is required.
- Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is usually required.
- Leading and Motivating
- Recruiting and Hiring
- Strategic Planning
- Co-ordinating and Organizing
- Allocating and Controlling Resources
- Projecting Outcomes
- Analyzing Information
- Researching and Investigating
- Liaising and Networking
- Professional Communicating
- Advising and Consulting
- Negotiating and Adjudicating