Architecture and science managers (NOC 0212)

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Nature of work

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

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