Some of the skills we found on project engineering manager resumes included "project management," "procedures," and "facility." We have detailed the most important project engineering manager responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a project engineering manager. We found that 72.2% of project engineering managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 14.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most project engineering managers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine project engineering managers were not college graduates.
The project engineering managers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied mechanical engineering and civil engineering, while a small population of project engineering managers studied electrical engineering and business.
When you're ready to become a project engineering manager, you might wonder which companies hire project engineering managers. According to our research through project engineering manager resumes, project engineering managers are mostly hired by Apple, Stantec, and Lockheed Martin. Now is a good time to apply as Apple has 19 project engineering managers job openings, and there are 17 at Stantec and 15 at Lockheed Martin.
Since salary is important to some project engineering managers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Jacobs Engineering Group, Sierra Nevada, and Google. If you were to take a closer look at Jacobs Engineering Group, you'd find that the average project engineering manager salary is $136,581. Then at Sierra Nevada, project engineering managers receive an average salary of $134,537, while the salary at Google is $131,858.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a project engineering manager include Lockheed Martin, Wipro, and Motorola Solutions. These three companies were found to hire the most project engineering managers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, project engineering managers make their living in the technology and manufacturing industries. Project engineering managers tend to make the most in the technology industry with an average salary of $111,197. The project engineering manager annual salary in the automotive and energy industries generally make $102,048 and $100,307 respectively. Additionally, project engineering managers who work in the technology industry make 19.6% more than project engineering managers in the construction Industry.