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Average Wages

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$137,720/yr

Industry Outlook

Career outlook is: average for the next 12-18 months

Job Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

 

Also known as:
Project Manager, Engineering Group Manager, Chief Engineer, Engineering Manager, Project Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, Project Engineer, Civil Engineering Manager, Principal Engineer, Engineering Program Manager

Average Career Wages

Co-Op / Internship

Securing an internship for this position is a good way in which to understand the expectations required for full time employment.

Typical Job Tasks

  • Manage construction activities.
  • Analyze data to determine project feasibility.
  • Manage operations, research, or logistics projects.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Communicate organizational information to customers or other stakeholders.

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  • Negotiate project specifications.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
  • Analyze market research data.
  • Estimate demand for products or services.
  • Manage human resources activities.
  • Develop organizational goals or objectives.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Analyze impact of legal or regulatory changes.
  • Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.
  • Present information to the public.
  • Promote products, services, or programs.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Develop sustainable organizational policies or practices.
  • Evaluate environmental impact of operational or development activities.
  • Identify environmental concerns.

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Required Skills

People in this career often have these skills:
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information.
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
  • Speaking – Talking to others.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions.

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  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers.
  • Mathematics – Using math to solve problems.
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people’s reactions.
  • Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.
  • Negotiation – Bringing people together to solve differences.
  • Persuasion – Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

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Projected Employment Numbers

Canada


18,010
2016 Employment

19,000
2026 Employment

6%
Percent change

1,360
Annual projected job openings

What Experience and Education do you Require?

Individuals in this field typically have:

  1.  Bachelor’s degree
  2.  5 years or more work experience
  3.  No on-the-job training

Typical Education Level Required

Background Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Engineering and Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Physics – Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

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Successful people in this career have ...

  • Written Comprehension – Reading and understanding what is written.
  • Oral Comprehension – Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Oral Expression – Communicating by speaking.
  • Inductive Reasoning – Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
  • Problem Sensitivity – Noticing when problems happen.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Using rules to solve problems.

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  • Written Expression – Communicating by writing.
  • Speech Clarity – Speaking clearly.
  • Mathematical Reasoning – Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.
  • Information Ordering – Ordering or arranging things.
  • Speech Recognition – Recognizing spoken words.
  • Originality – Creating new and original ideas.
  • Fluency of Ideas – Coming up with lots of ideas.
  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
  • Visualization – Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
  • Far Vision – Seeing details that are far away.
  • Category Flexibility – Grouping things in different ways.

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