Job Description

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.

Sample Job Titles

  • Aerospace Engineering Service Head
  • Engineering Service Manager
  • Engineering Service Quality Control Manager
  • Industrial Engineering Department Manager
  • Telecommunications Engineering Service Manager
  • Engineering Research and Development Director
  • Engineering Manager

Job 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.

Typical Background


A bachelor’s degree in engineering is usually required.


Extensive experience in an engineering discipline, including supervisory experience, is required.

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