NOC 0211 – Engineering managers



Engineering managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of an engineering department, service or firm. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments and by consulting engineering and scientific research companies.

Mobility to other technical managerial positions, or to research or senior management positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of an engineering department, service or firm
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm
  • Consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals and present engineering reports and findings
  • Assign, co-ordinate and review the technical work of the department or project teams
  • Recruit personnel and oversee development and maintenance of staff competence in required areas
  • May participate directly in the design, development and inspection of technical projects or in the engineering work of the department.

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering is usually required.
  • Extensive experience in an engineering discipline, including supervisory experience, is required.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is usually required.

All Titles

  • aerospace engineering service head
  • civil engineering division manager
  • director engineering service, quality assurance
  • director engineering service, safety service
  • director, engineering research and development
  • director, engineering service quality control department
  • electrical engineering service manager
  • engineering delivery chief
  • engineering department manager
  • engineering manager
  • engineering research and development director
  • engineering service group manager
  • engineering service manager
  • engineering service project manager
  • engineering service quality assurance director
  • engineering service quality assurance manager
  • engineering service quality control department director
  • engineering service quality control manager
  • engineering service quality system manager
  • engineering service safety service director
  • engineering service superintendent
  • industrial engineering department manager
  • manager engineering service, quality assurance
  • manager, civil engineering division
  • manager, electrical engineering service
  • manager, engineering
  • manager, engineering department
  • manager, engineering service
  • manager, engineering service group
  • manager, engineering service quality control
  • manager, industrial engineering department
  • manager, mechanical engineering service
  • manager, production engineering
  • manager, telecommunications engineering service
  • manager, traffic engineering service – telecommunications
  • mechanical engineering service manager
  • production engineering manager
  • superintendent, engineering service
  • telecommunications engineering service manager
  • traffic engineering service manager – telecommunications


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