NOC 0212 – Architecture and science managers



Architecture and science managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of an architecture, landscape architecture, scientific or statistical department, service or firm. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments as well as by architectural firms and scientific research companies.

Progression to senior management positions in the respective fields is possible with experience.

Main Duties

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of an architecture, landscape architecture, scientific research and development laboratory or quality control department, service or firm
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the architectural, scientific and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm
  • 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 theoretical or applied scientific work of the department
  • May consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals or present architectural or scientific research reports and findings.

Employment Requirements

  • Architecture managers require a degree in architecture, registration as a professional architect and several years of experience as an architect.
  • Landscape architecture managers require a degree in landscape architecture, licensing as a professional landscape architect and several years of experience as a landscape architect.
  • Science and other managers in this unit group require a master’s or doctoral degree in a scientific discipline and several years of experience in a related scientific discipline.

All Titles

  • actuarial department manager
  • agricultural chemistry branch director
  • agricultural representatives director
  • agricultural representatives regional manager
  • architectural manager
  • architectural service manager
  • assistant director, urban planning and development – government services
  • biological research department chief
  • chemical manager
  • chemical research division manager
  • chief actuary
  • chief, biological research department
  • clinical projects manager
  • director of architecture
  • director of research – forestry
  • director of research – manufacturing
  • director of research – mining
  • director, agricultural chemistry branch
  • director, agricultural representatives
  • director, laboratory
  • director, mathematics department
  • director, oceanographic research
  • director, quality control – chemistry
  • director, statistical department
  • director, urban planning and development – government services
  • director, urban planning and renewal – government services
  • director, zoological garden
  • director, zoological park
  • ecological research manager
  • ecology manager
  • environmental science manager
  • experimental farm superintendent
  • geochemical manager
  • geological manager
  • geophysical manager
  • laboratory director
  • laboratory manager
  • landscape architecture manager
  • life sciences program manager
  • livestock development manager
  • livestock production programs manager
  • livestock program development manager
  • manager, actuarial department
  • manager, architectural service
  • manager, chemical research division
  • manager, ecological research
  • manager, ecology
  • manager, environmental science
  • manager, landscape architecture
  • manager, life sciences program
  • manager, livestock development
  • manager, livestock production programs
  • manager, livestock program development
  • manager, mathematical services
  • manager, mathematics program
  • manager, natural sciences program
  • manager, petroleum geology department
  • manager, physical sciences program
  • manager, quality control – pharmaceutical products
  • manager, rural development
  • manager, rural development program
  • manager, scientific research
  • manager, scientific research department
  • manager, statistical service
  • manufacturing research director
  • mathematical services manager
  • mathematics department director
  • mathematics program manager
  • mining research director
  • natural sciences program manager
  • oceanographic research director
  • petroleum geology department manager
  • physical sciences program manager
  • project management chief – scientific affairs
  • quality control director – chemistry
  • quality control manager – pharmaceutical products
  • regional manager, agricultural representatives
  • research and development manager
  • research director – forestry
  • research director – manufacturing
  • research director – mining
  • rural development manager
  • rural development program manager
  • scientific research department manager
  • scientific research director
  • scientific research manager
  • statistical department director
  • statistical service manager
  • superintendent, experimental farm
  • urban planning and development assistant director – government services
  • urban planning and development director – government services
  • urban planning and renewal director – government services
  • zoological garden director
  • zoological park director


  • Computer and information systems managers (0213)
  • Engineering managers (0211)
  • Managers in natural resources production and fishing (0811)
  • Science professionals and supervisors of science professionals (See 21 Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences)



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