Engineering managers (NOC 0211)

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Nature of work

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

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