|Position Title||Engineering Manager|
|Education & Training Level||Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering discipline required|
|Education & Training Level Description||Engineering managers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree and significant work experience.|
|Brief job description||The engineering manager plans, coordinates, and directs activities in engineering, including research and development. They lead a team of engineers to specify, design, analyze and verify new components and systems.|
|Preferred Level of Education||Masters in engineering preferred|
|Preferred Level of Experience||See the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information.|
|Estimated/Expected Salary||See the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information.|
The engineering manager plans, coordinates, and directs activities in engineering, including research and development. This person leads a team of engineers to specify, design, analyzes and verifies new components and systems. Engineering managers work with the manufacturing engineers to develop component suppliers, part quality requirements and assembly and test procedures. The manager leads the design control and RCA processes, as well as resource planning and skills development for their team. An engineering manager is also responsible for managing teams that support sales with technical experts for proposals, contracts, and customer visits.
Engineering managers typically do the following:
Engineering managers use their knowledge in engineering to oversee a variety of activities. They determine technical goals, such as improving manufacturing processes, or developing new products or design improvements, and then they make detailed plans to accomplish these goals. They may provide resource support to the operations, quality assurance, testing or maintenance organizations.
Engineering managers must know how to budget, hire, and supervise. They propose budgets for projects and programs and determine staff, training, and equipment needs.
Engineering managers hire and assign people to carry out specific parts of each project. They supervise the work of these employees and set administrative procedures, policies, or standards, such as environmental standards.