0211 – Engineering managers | Canada 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.


Index of titles

Example titles

  • Aerospace engineering service head
  • Civil engineering division manager
  • 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
  • Mechanical engineering service manager
  • Production engineering manager
  • Telecommunications engineering service manager
  • Traffic engineering service manager – telecommunications

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following 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.

Additional information

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


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