0212 Architecture and science managers

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Lead statement

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.

Example Titles

  • architectural manager
  • chief actuary
  • director, agricultural chemistry branch
  • director of research – forestry
  • director of research – manufacturing
  • director of research – mining
  • landscape architecture manager
  • manager, life sciences program
  • manager, petroleum geology department
  • scientific research department manager
  • statistical service manager

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
  • 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.

Additional information

  • Progression to senior management positions in the respective fields is possible with experience.


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