Architectural & Engineering Managers

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Engineering Director, Engineering Program Manager, Project Engineering Manager, Project Manager

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
On the job, you would:
  • Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in architecture or engineering projects.
  • Direct, review, or approve project design changes.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.


Engineering and Technology

  • design
  • product and service development

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • management


Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base management system software

  • Amazon DynamoDB Hot Technology
  • Apache Hive Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Hot Technology
  • Autodesk Revit Hot Technology


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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