Engineering managers (NOC 0211)

About this job

Engineering Managers:

  • plan, organize and direct the activities of an engineering department, service or firm
  • work for a wide range of private sector and government establishments and for consulting engineering and scientific research companies
Common job titles
  • chief, engineering delivery
  • director, engineering R&D
  • director, quality assurance / control QA / QC
  • manager, civil engineering
  • manager, industrial engineering
  • manager, mechanical engineering
  • chief, engineering delivery
  • director, engineering R&D
  • director, quality assurance / control QA / QC
  • director, safety service
  • head, aerospace engineering service
  • manager engineering, quality assurance

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$94,707

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Engineering managers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • plan, organize and direct the activities and operations of an engineering department, service or firm
  • develop and carry out policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed
  • 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 employees and oversee development and maintenance of staff ability in required areas
  • may participate directly in the design, development and inspection of technical projects or in the engineering work of the department

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • 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.

Skills

  • Innovative
  • Social
  • Directive
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Civil Engineering Technology Related
  • Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
30
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
60
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
1,680
Average annual employment growth:
1.3%
Expected number of job openings:
960
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
60
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
160
Average annual employment growth:
0.6%
Expected number of job openings:
70

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Mobility to other technical managerial positions or to research or senior management positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.