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20010 – Engineering managers

Engineering managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of an engineering department, service or firm. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments and by consulting engineering and scientific research companies.


Example titles

  • Director of engineering research and development
  • Electrical engineering manager
  • Engineering department manager
  • Engineering manager
  • Production engineering manager
  • Telecommunications engineering service manager

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of an engineering department, service or firm
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm
  • 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 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 engineering work of the department.

Employment requirements

  • 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.

Additional information

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


  • Architecture and science managers (20011)
  • Civil and mechanical engineers (2130)
  • Computer and information systems managers (20012)
  • Computer, software and Web designers and developers (2123)
  • Construction managers (70010)
  • Electrical, electronics and computer engineers (2131)
  • Managers in transportation (70020)
  • Manufacturing and processing engineers (2132)
  • Manufacturing managers (90010)
  • Natural resources engineers (2133)
  • Other engineers (2139)
  • Utilities managers (90011)
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