20010 – Engineering managers



20010 – Engineering managers
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.


Index of titles
Aerospace engineering manager
Automation engineering manager
Civil engineering manager
Computer hardware engineering manager
Director of engineering
Director of engineering - manufacturing
Director of engineering research and development
Director of mechanical engineering
Director of quality assurance engineering
Director of quality control engineering
Director of safety engineering
Electrical engineering manager
Engineering and maintenance manager
Engineering delivery chief
Engineering department manager
Engineering manager
Engineering manager - manufacturing
Engineering superintendent
Geotechnical engineering manager
Industrial engineering manager
Marine engineering manager
Mechanical engineering manager
Mining engineering manager
Production engineering manager
Quality assurance engineering manager
Quality control engineering manager
Structural engineering manager
Telecommunications engineering service manager
Test engineering manager - engineering
Traffic engineering service manager - telecommunications


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following 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.


Employment requirements
A bachelor's degree in engineering is usually required.
Extensive experience in an engineering discipline, including supervisory experience, is required.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is usually required.


Additional information
Mobility to other technical managerial positions, or to research or senior management positions is possible with experience.


Architecture and science managers (20011)
Civil and mechanical engineers (2130)
Computer and information systems managers (20012)
Computer, software and Web designers and developers (2123)
Construction managers (70010)
Electrical, electronics and computer engineers (2131)
Managers in transportation (70020)
Manufacturing and processing engineers (2132)
Manufacturing managers (90010)
Natural resources engineers (2133)
Other engineers (2139)
Utilities managers (90011)