Architectural and Engineering Managers

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

Median Annual Wage: $130,620

Education: Bachelor's degree (57%); Master's degree (32%); Post-baccalaureate certificate (9%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Project Engineer; Project Manager; Civil Engineering Manager; Engineering Manager; Project Engineering Manager; Director of Engineering; Chief Engineer; Principal Engineer; Engineering Group Manager; Engineering Program Manager

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Architectural and Engineering Managers.

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  • Direct, review, or approve project design changes.
  • Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to clients.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Prepare budgets, bids, or contracts.
  • Assess project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, and market demand.
  • Direct recruitment, placement, and evaluation of architecture or engineering project staff.
  • Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates.
  • Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for engineering and technical work.
  • Plan or direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, or repair of facilities or equipment.
  • Perform administrative functions, such as reviewing or writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, or purchasing of materials or services.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Architectural and Engineering Managers.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Architectural and Engineering Managers.

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