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Become A Project Engineering Manager

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Working As A Project 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

  • $113,457

    Average Salary

What Does A Project 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 Project 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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17 Project Engineering Manager jobs

Vantage Construction Corporation
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager - Construction

$93,000 Estimated

Collabera
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager

$93,000 Estimated

Facebook
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager, Data Center Connectivity

$93,000 Estimated

Satair Group
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager

$93,000 Estimated

Institute for Building Technology and Safety
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager - FEMA

$93,000 Estimated

Zillion Technologies
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager (PMP)

$93,000 Estimated

Verizon
Ashburn, VA
Revenue Recognition Project Manager

$93,000 Estimated

Vantage Construction Corporation
Ashburn, VA
Assistant Project Manager - Construction

$42,740 Estimated

Verizon
Ashburn, VA
Finance Systems Project Manager

$104,600 Estimated

Verizon
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager Scrum Master

$99,930 Estimated

Terracon
Ashburn, VA
Senior Project Manager

$110,219 Estimated

Verizon Communications
Ashburn, VA
Engineering Assistant

$71,521 Estimated

Verizon
Ashburn, VA
Engineering Assistant

$71,521 Estimated

MCW Solutions
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager: Network Infrastructure

$112,020 Estimated

Terracon
Ashburn, VA
Engineering Technician IV

$71,401 Estimated

Curtiss Wright
Ashburn, VA
Product Development Manager (FPGA)

$85,532 Estimated

Curtiss Wright
Ashburn, VA
Product Development Manager (Hardware)

$85,532 Estimated

Vantage Construction Corporation
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager - Construction

$93,000 Estimated

Collabera
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager

$93,000 Estimated

Facebook
Ashburn, VA
Project Manager, Data Center Connectivity

$93,000 Estimated

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Real Project Engineering Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Project Engineering Manager Broken Hill Proprietary (USA), Inc. Houston, TX Nov 23, 2015 $237,000 -
$257,000
Project Engineering Manager-Lng Cryosys, LLC Houston, TX Sep 06, 2016 $216,050
Project Engineering Manager NES Global, LLC Houston, TX Sep 27, 2016 $195,000
Project Engineering Manager NES Global, LLC Houston, TX Nov 24, 2014 $195,000
Project Engineering Manager Braskem America Inc. Philadelphia, PA Sep 01, 2014 $181,272 -
$195,120
Project Engineering Manager General Electric Company Schertz, TX Apr 28, 2014 $175,000
Project Engineering Manager EMAS-AMC Inc. Houston, TX Sep 16, 2013 $165,000
Project Engineering Manager Collavino Construction Company Inc. Jersey City, NJ Sep 27, 2012 $160,000
Project Engineering Manager Collavino Construction Company Inc. New York, NY Sep 18, 2012 $160,000
Project Engineering Manager Collavino Construction Company Inc. New York, NY Sep 27, 2012 $160,000
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Top Skills for A Project Engineering Manager

ProjectEngineer/ManagerProposalsFacilitySafetyProjectScopeProceduresContractDocumentsProjectSchedulesRFIControlSystemsAutocadEngineeringDesignPCADConstructionManagementCostEstimatesConstructionProjectsISOProductDevelopmentHvac

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Top Project Engineering Manager Skills

  1. Project Engineer/Manager
  2. Proposals
  3. Facility
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Project Engineer/Manager responsible for design of infrastructure for residential and commercial projects.
  • Prepared project cost and technical proposals and presentations to numerous municipal and industrial clients.
  • Offered novel solutions to facility issues and implemented quality assurance maintenance in compliance with GM requirements.
  • Developed and implemented a safety and environmental audit program and conducted over 30 audits of Eastern Region facilities.
  • Project scope included 2,000,000 cubic yards of soils/sludge and 100,000-ton stabilization agents.

Top Project Engineering Manager Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Project Engineering Manager

  1. Honeywell Aerospace
  2. Emeco Equipment (USA) LLC
  3. Columbia Industries
  4. Domtar
  5. Ultimate Na Transportation Equipment LLC
  6. Aerotek
  7. Charles Russo, Inc.
  8. Gantrex Inc.
  9. Holtec International
  10. Res Contractors
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