How to become an Engineering Manager

Engineering managers plan, administer and review engineering and technical operations.

Personal requirements for an Engineering Manager

  • Interested in technical and engineering activities
  • Able to grasp concepts and think creatively
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to accept responsibility.

Duties & Tasks of an Engineering Manager

Engineering managers may perform the following tasks:

  • Direct the formulation of engineering strategies, policies and plans
  • Ensure quality, cost, safety, timelines and performance standards are met
  • Interpret plans, drawings and specifications
  • Provide advice on engineering methods and procedures to achieve construction and production requirements
  • Liaise with marketing, research and manufacturing managers concerning engineering aspects of new construction and product design
  • Determine and put into place project and work schedules and budgets
  • Ensure conformity with specifications and plans, as well as with laws, regulations and safety standards
  • Oversee maintenance requirements to optimise efficiency
  • Control engineering staff selection and training
  • Coordinate the activities of engineering staff
  • Contribute to research and development projects.

Working conditions for an Engineering Manager

Although engineering managers may spend many hours in the office, they are also required to spend time on site supervising progress.


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Engineering Manager

Engineering managers plan, administer and review engineering and technical operations.

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