Architectural and Engineering Managers


Also called : Civil Engineering Manager, Electrical Engineering Manager, Engineering Director, Engineering Group Manager, Engineering Program Manager, Mechanical Engineering Manager, Process Engineering Manager, P

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, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Design
      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Engineering and Technology
      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Mathematics
      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Administration and Management
      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    SKILLS


    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Complex Problem Solving
      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Writing
      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    ABILITIES


    • Written Comprehension
      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity
      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Deductive Reasoning
      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Social Orientation
      Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

    • Concern for Others
      Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Access software

    • Accounting software

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Application server software

    • Business intelligence and data analysis software

    • Calendar and scheduling software

    • Cloud-based management software

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software

    • Configuration management software

    • Content workflow software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Extensive Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Graduate Degree or higher.

    • Experience

      Extensive skills, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

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