National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011

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0 - Management occupations

01-05 - Specialized middle management occupations

021 - Managers in engineering, architecture, science and information systems

0211 - 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.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • director, engineering research and development
    • electrical engineering service manager
    • engineering department manager
    • engineering manager
    • manager, telecommunications engineering service
    • production engineering manager

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Architecture and science managers (0212)
    • Computer and information systems managers (0213)
    • Construction managers (0711)
    • Engineers and supervisors of engineers (See 21 Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences)
    • Managers in transportation (0731)
    • Manufacturing managers (0911)
    • Utilities managers (0912)
  • Main duties

    Engineering managers perform 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.
0212 - Architecture and science managers

Architecture and science managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of an architecture, landscape architecture, scientific or statistical department, service or firm. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments as well as by architectural firms and scientific research companies.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • architectural manager
    • chief actuary
    • director of research - forestry
    • director of research - manufacturing
    • director of research - mining
    • director, agricultural chemistry branch
    • landscape architecture manager
    • manager, life sciences program
    • manager, petroleum geology department
    • scientific research department manager
    • statistical service manager

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Computer and information systems managers (0213)
    • Engineering managers (0211)
    • Managers in natural resources production and fishing (0811)
    • Science professionals and supervisors of science professionals (See 21 Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences)
  • Main duties

    Architecture and science managers perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of an architecture, landscape architecture, scientific research and development laboratory or quality control department, service or firm
    • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the architectural, scientific and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm
    • 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 theoretical or applied scientific work of the department
    • May consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals or present architectural or scientific research reports and findings.
  • Employment requirements

    • Architecture managers require a degree in architecture, registration as a professional architect and several years of experience as an architect.
    • Landscape architecture managers require a degree in landscape architecture, licensing as a professional landscape architect and several years of experience as a landscape architect.
    • Science and other managers in this unit group require a master's or doctoral degree in a scientific discipline and several years of experience in a related scientific discipline.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to senior management positions in the respective fields is possible with experience.
0213 - Computer and information systems managers

Computer and information systems managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of organizations that analyze, design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • computer systems manager
    • data centre manager
    • data processing director
    • EDP (electronic data processing) manager
    • information systems manager
    • manager, data processing and systems analysis
    • manager, management information system (MIS)
    • manager, software engineering
    • software development manager
    • systems development manager

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Computer and information systems supervisors (See 217 Computer and information systems professionals)
    • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (2147)
    • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)
    • Computer services company presidents (See 0013 Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services)
    • Database analysts and data administrators (2172)
    • Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)
    • LAN managers (See 2281 Computer network technicians)
    • Software engineers and designers (2173)
  • Main duties

    Computer and information systems managers perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP) departments and companies
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems development and operations
    • Meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
    • Assemble and manage teams of information systems personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
    • Control the budget and expenditures of the department, company or project
    • Recruit and supervise computer analysts, engineers, programmers, technicians and other personnel and oversee their professional development and training.
  • Employment requirements

    • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, business administration, commerce or engineering is usually required.
    • Several years of experience in systems analysis, data administration, software engineering, network design or computer programming, including supervisory experience, are required.
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