Architectural and Engineering Managers

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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:

Civil Engineering Manager, Electrical Engineering Director, Electrical Engineering Manager, Engineering Design Manager, Engineering Director, Engineering Group Manager, Engineering Program Manager, Engineering Project Manager, Engineering Supervisor, Global Engineering Manager, Mechanical Engineering Director, Mechanical Engineering Manager, Process Engineering Manager, Product Development Director, Project Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Research and Development Manager (R&D Manager)

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Architectural and Engineering Managers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Architectural and Engineering Managers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #34 in job growth rate
  • 330

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #18 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Architectural and Engineering Managers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (6.3%)
  • Master's degree (30%)
  • Bachelor's degree (47.6%)
  • Associate's degree (4.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (6.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing 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.
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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.
  • Negotiate project specifications.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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

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