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Working As A Facilities/Engineering Manager

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $100,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Facilities/Engineering Manager Do

Architectural and engineering managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities in architectural and engineering companies.

Duties

Architectural and engineering managers typically do the following:

  • Make detailed plans for the development of new products and designs
  • Determine staff, training, and equipment needs
  • Propose budgets for projects and programs
  • Hire and supervise staff
  • Lead research and development projects to produce new products, processes, or designs
  • Check the technical accuracy of their staff’s work
  • Ensure the soundness of methods their staff uses
  • Coordinate work with other staff and managers

Architectural and engineering managers use their knowledge of architecture or engineering to oversee a variety of activities. They may direct and coordinate production, operations, quality assurance, testing, or maintenance at manufacturing sites, industrial plants, engineering services firms, and research and development laboratories.

Architectural and engineering managers are responsible for developing the overall concept of a new product or for solving the technical problems that prevent the completion of a project. To accomplish this, they must determine technical goals and produce detailed plans. 

Architectural and engineering managers spend a great deal of time coordinating the activities of their staff with the activities of other staff or organizations. They often confer with other managers, including those in finance, production, and marketing, as well as with contractors and equipment and materials suppliers.

In addition, architectural and engineering managers must know how to prepare budgets, hire staff, and supervise employees. They propose budgets for projects and programs and determine staff, training, and equipment needs. These managers must also hire people and assign them specific parts of each project to carry out. Architectural and engineering managers supervise the work of their employees, set schedules, and create administrative procedures.

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How To Become A Facilities/Engineering Manager

Architectural and engineering managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree and considerable work experience as an architect or engineer.

Education

Most architectural and engineering managers have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering specialty or a professional degree in architecture.

Many also gain business management skills by completing a master’s degree in engineering management (MEM or MsEM) or technology management (MSTM) or a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Some workers earn their master’s degree before advancing to management positions, and others earn it while they work as a manager. Employers will sometimes pay for such education. Typically, those who prefer to manage in technical areas pursue an MsEM or MSTM and those interested in more general management skills earn an MBA.

Engineering management programs usually include classes in accounting, engineering economics, financial management, industrial and human resources management, and quality control.

Technology management programs typically provide instruction in production and operations management, project management, computer applications, quality control, safety and health issues, statistics, and general management principles.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Managers advance to their positions after years of employment as an architect or engineer. They usually have experience working on difficult or complex projects, developing designs, solving problems, and making decisions. Before moving up to a management position, they also typically gain experience leading engineering teams. 

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Architectural and engineering managers must evaluate information carefully and solve complex problems.

Communication skills. Architectural and engineering managers oversee staff and work together with other levels of management. They must communicate orders effectively and lead teams to meet goals. 

Detail oriented. Architectural and engineering managers must pay attention to detail. Their duties require an understanding of complex systems since a minor error can cause major problems.

Math skills. Architectural and engineering managers use calculus and other advanced mathematics to develop new products and processes.

Organizational skills. Architectural and engineering managers keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets simultaneously.

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Facilities/Engineering Manager Career Paths

Facilities/Engineering Manager
Project Manager Engineering Director
Senior Director Of Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Operations Director
Vice President Of Manufacturing
14 Yearsyrs
Facilities Manager
Senior Facilities Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Facilities Manager Maintenance Director
Director Of Plant Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Facilities Maintenance Manager Plant Manager
Plant General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Facilities Maintenance Manager Engineering Manager
Engineering And Operations Director
12 Yearsyrs
Facilities Manager Engineering Director
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Quality Manager
Director Of Quality & Engineering
14 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Site Manager
Site Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Operations Vice President
Vice President Of Operations And Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Facilities Maintenance Manager Project Engineering Manager
Plant Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering/Maintenance Manager Manufacturing Manager
Senior Manufacturing Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Plant Engineering Manager Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Director Director Of Product Development
Director, Product Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Senior Engineering Manager
Senior Program And Engineering Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Factory Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering/Maintenance Manager Engineering Operations Manager
Senior Manager Engineering And Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Manager Product Engineering Manager
Global Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Facilities Manager 4.3 years
Top Careers Before Facilities/Engineering Manager
Engineer 3.6%
Top Careers After Facilities/Engineering Manager
Owner 3.4%
Manager 3.4%
Consultant 3.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$100,000
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$68,000
Min 10%
$100,000
Median 50%
$100,000
Median 50%
$100,000
Median 50%
$100,000
Median 50%
$100,000
Median 50%
$100,000
Median 50%
$100,000
Median 50%
$149,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Digital Realty
Highest Paying City
Menlo Park, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
5.0 years
How much does a Facilities/Engineering Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Facilities/Engineering Manager in the United States is $100,835 per year or $48 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $68,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $149,000.

Real Facilities/Engineering Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Facilities Engineering Manager Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 21, 2011 $186,451 -
$197,950
Rig Facilities Engineering Manager Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd. Houston, TX Sep 29, 2012 $148,500
Rig Facilities Engineering Manager Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $148,500
Facilities Engineering Manager Micron Technology, Inc. Manassas, VA Sep 24, 2011 $134,618
Facilities Engineering Manager Micron Technology, Inc. Manassas, VA Jan 09, 2011 $134,000
Facilities Engineering Manager Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC Piscataway, NJ Nov 25, 2013 $119,999
Facility Engineering Manager T-Rex Engineering and Construction LC Houston, TX Sep 01, 2015 $112,195 -
$120,000
Facilities Engineering Manager Texas Instruments Incorporated Dallas, TX Oct 29, 2009 $109,800
Manager Facilities Engineering Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. Malta, NY Aug 10, 2015 $108,875 -
$175,000
Manager Facilities Engineering Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. Malta, NY Jun 26, 2016 $107,072 -
$175,000
Energy/Facilities Engineering Assistant Manager Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg North America Inc. Erlanger, KY Oct 07, 2014 $101,442
Engineer Manager for Earth Station Teleport Facilities Miami Teleproduction Group, Inc. Miami, FL Mar 03, 2015 $96,158
Project Facility Engineering Manager Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. Mira Loma, CA Sep 10, 2015 $94,848
Project Facility Engineering Manager Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. Colton, CA Nov 21, 2011 $93,000
Project Facility Engineering Manager Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. Colton, CA Nov 23, 2011 $93,000
Facilities Engineering Manager Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC Piscataway, NJ Nov 24, 2010 $90,000
Manager-Facilities Engineering Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. Wixom, MI Dec 18, 2014 $82,492
Facilities Engineer/Project Manager Jg Management Systems, Inc. Arlington, VA Jan 01, 2016 $80,038
Manager-Facilities Engineering Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Detroit, MI Dec 18, 2011 $73,652
Engineering Manager Satellite Teleport Facilities Miami Teleproduction Group Inc. Miami, FL Sep 09, 2014 $60,022
Engineering Manager Satellite Teleport Facilities Miami Teleproduction Group Inc. Miami, FL Sep 14, 2013 $60,022

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Top Skills for A Facilities/Engineering Manager

  1. Facilities Engineering
  2. Preventative Maintenance
  3. Hvac
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Direct supervision of site manufacturing and facilities engineering, site facilities maintenance and product equipment design engineering.
  • Developed standard operating procedures for preventative maintenance and regulatory compliance to establish operational consistency and better manage budgetary exposures.
  • Maintain facility HVAC equipment using Building Automation System to monitor equipment and make recommendations for energy reduction projects.
  • Research and sources new contractors and vendors; negotiated service contracts, ensuring favorable pricing and contract terms to maximize profitability.
  • Handled total project management including cost/schedule scope/quality control/permitting/documentation.

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Top 10 Best States for Facilities/Engineering Managers

  1. Colorado
  2. Texas
  3. California
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Massachusetts
  6. New Mexico
  7. Delaware
  8. Washington
  9. New York
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Facilities/Engineering Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

87.7%

Unknown

7.4%

Female

4.9%
Ethnicity

White

64.1%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.0%

Chinese

10.0%

German

10.0%

Carrier

10.0%

Vietnamese

5.0%

Japanese

5.0%

French

5.0%

Mandarin

5.0%

Russian

5.0%
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Facilities/Engineering Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.0%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

7.2%

Pennsylvania State University

6.5%

Northeastern University

6.5%

Texas A&M University

5.1%

Purdue University

5.1%

University of Pittsburgh -

5.1%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

4.3%

Ferris State University

4.3%

North Carolina State University

4.3%

Ohio State University

4.3%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.3%

Cleveland State University

4.3%

Wayne State University

3.6%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.6%

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

3.6%

Arizona State University

3.6%

Auburn University

3.6%

University of Southern California

3.6%

San Jose State University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

20.5%

Mechanical Engineering

17.3%

Electrical Engineering

8.6%

Industrial Technology

5.7%

Engineering

5.2%

Industrial Engineering

4.6%

Management

4.3%

Engineering And Industrial Management

4.2%

Civil Engineering

4.0%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

3.4%

Chemical Engineering

2.9%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.9%

Project Management

2.5%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.5%

Manufacturing Engineering

2.2%

Engineering Technology

2.0%

Parks And Recreation Management

1.9%

Construction Management

1.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.7%

Finance

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.3%

Masters

22.0%

Other

18.2%

Associate

7.7%

Certificate

4.0%

Diploma

2.1%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.7%
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