Architectural and Engineering Managers

What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Architectural Job Captain, Chief Design Branch, Chief Design Engineer, Chief Engineer, Chief, Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, Director of Product Development, Electrical Engineering Director, Electrical Engineering Manager and Product Development Project Manager, Engineering Design Manager, Engineering Group Manager, Engineering Manager, Engineering Program Manager, Engineering Project Manager, Engineering Supervisor, Global Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Mechanical Engineering Director, Mechanical Engineering Manager, Principal Engineer, Process Engineering Manager, Project Development Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Engineer and Manager of Design Services, Project Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Senior Engineering Manager, Senior Program Manager, Supervisory Civil Engineer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Architectural and Engineering Managers in United States

★ For the data available, wages are capped at $208,000

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Architectural and Engineering Managers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 8.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #31 in job growth rate
  • 330

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #16 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Architectural and Engineering Managers:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, All, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (6%)
  • Master's degree (34%)
  • Bachelor's degree (44.7%)
  • Associate's degree (4%)
  • Some college, no degree (7.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (3.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.6%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • 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.
  • Negotiate project specifications.

This page includes data from:

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Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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