How to Become an Engineering Manager

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Engineering management is an important field that applies the principles of engineering to a variety of operations in many industries. Engineering managers are trained professionals who are responsible for planning, organizing, and managing production and other activities.


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What does an engineering manager do?

Engineering managers use their engineering knowledge to organize and supervise many different activities. They develop many different technical and scientific goals to improve function and processes, and to create new products. They create detailed plans to accomplish the goals. Engineering managers are also responsible for hiring and budgeting. They often determine staffing, training, and equipment requirements and propose budgets for programs and projects. They usually hire and supervise engineers, technicians, scientists, and support personnel. They organize and supervise work activities and check for accuracy. They often supervise workers who design and create machinery, systems, processes, and projects. Some direct and organize production, quality assurance, operations, testing, and maintenance in industrial plants. Others manage a variety of research and development teams that improve current processes and products or develop new ones.

What kind of training does an engineering manager need?

Engineering managers usually need at least a bachelor degree in engineering. Many engineering managers start their careers as engineers and gain experience to advance into management positions. Most have a master degree in business management or engineering management. Some also have doctorate degrees. Engineering managers usually complete courses in computer science, finance, operations management, organizational management, mathematics, and management principles. Many students complete internships while pursuing their education to gain practical experience. Engineering managers must stay up to date on developments in the field and often complete continuing education throughout their careers.

What are the prospects for a career as an engineering manager?

Employment of engineering managers is expected to grow about as fast as average for all professions, increasing 8% from 2006 to 2016 (1). The growth of the scientific research and development services industry will drive job growth.

Job prospects are expected to be good especially for engineering managers with strong business management and communication skills. Many job openings will also arise from the need to replace engineering managers that retire, transfer, or leave the field for other reasons.

How much do engineering managers make?

As of November 2009, the middle 50% of engineering managers earn annual salaries between $99,965 and $130,088. The top 10% earn annual salaries of more than $144,360 (2).

A career as an engineering manager is a great choice for individuals interested in performing management activities and supervising other workers in the engineering field. Engineering managers must have extensive experience and technical and administrative skills. They must be able to effectively lead others and coordinate a variety of activities. Good communication and interpersonal skills are also essential. Engineering managers must be able to work under stress and pressure to meet strict project deadlines and accomplish scientific and technical goals in a short time-line.

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