National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011
- 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.
- director, engineering research and development
- electrical engineering service manager
- engineering department manager
- engineering manager
- manager, telecommunications engineering service
- production engineering manager
- 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)
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.
- 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.
- Mobility to other technical managerial positions, or to research or senior management positions is possible with experience.