National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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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.
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