Architectural and Engineering Managers:

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Also includes

Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $115,410.00
Average Time to Fill 59 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,068
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.67 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Design construction projects
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Develop operational policies, procedures, or standards
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Establish architectural or engineering related performance metrics
Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop staff policies
Write computer programs or code
Design software or user interface
Apply user experience to application design
Develop applications to access data warehouses while maintaining information security and integrity
Design software applications
Optimize software performance
Incorporate green or environmental protection features into the design of systems, structures, or facilities
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop web services
Develop testing routines or procedures
Develop management control systems
Define website architectures
Develop accessible web interfaces using established guidelines and verification techniques
Design civil structures or systems
Design data processing systems
Establish employee performance standards
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Develop records management systems
Create relational databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Develop energy projects to reduce utility costs
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Design complex hardware and software solutions
Design systems to reduce harmful emissions
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Coordinate development of refining processes
Write public sector, educational, or institutional grant proposals
Develop simple financial data repositories or databases
Develop computer or information security policies or procedures
Develop informational maps or charts
Develop graphic designs or models
Write research or project grant proposals
Create databases
Define database parameters or specifications
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Design interior space to meet customer specifications
Design office layout
Design waste recovery methods
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop diagrams or flow charts of how systems operate
Set page layout or composition
Develop graphic art

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze engineering design problems
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Perform engineering research
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Perform architectural, mapping, or drafting related research
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Interpret artifacts, architectural features, or structures
Evaluate product design
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields
Analyze technical problems
Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems
Analyze business problems
Identify environmental concerns
Model operational processes
Analyze website usage metrics
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Analyze user workflow in software or application designs
Perform software crash analysis
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices
Analyze ecosystem data
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Analyze impact of legal or regulatory changes
Prepare data for analysis
Perform cost benefit analysis
Perform environmental assessment
Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data
Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions
Analyze spatial data

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage industrial projects
Manage quality control activities
Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Manage project teams
Oversee testing or construction of prototype
Delegate authority for engineering activities
Manage site preservation plan
Manage building maintenance projects
Coordinate computer software or hardware installation
Manage organizational facilities
Direct civil engineering projects
Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Supervise engineering personnel
Assign work to staff or employees
Direct green energy production operations
Supervise construction related personnel or contractors
Establish priorities for self or others
Direct engineering research or investigative studies
Direct construction activities
Supervise industrial, production, or manufacturing personnel
Supervise information technology personnel
Perform marketing activities
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Supervise student research or internship work
Direct construction of mine shafts or tunnels
Direct geological surveys
Direct surveying activities
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Manage laboratory environment or facility
Direct construction or extraction personnel
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate engineering project costs
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate construction project costs
Prepare cost estimates
Bid work projects
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate operational costs
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Judge distances between two points
Perform engineering related measurements
Measure layout for construction projects
Estimate industrial, production, or manufacturing related project costs
Estimate information technology related project costs
Determine pump curves, size, and placement
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate construction, extraction, or mining project material requirements
Identify information technology project resource requirements
Calculate grades and elevations
Estimate demand for products or services
Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids
Determine project parameters or specifications

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Research engineering designs or applications
Review engineering codes and specifications
Review architectural, mapping, or drafting related codes and specifications
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review maps to determine location or routes
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Interpret construction, extraction, or mining related information from blueprints or schematics
Interpret information technology information from diagrams or schematics
Review information technology related codes and specifications
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Survey land or properties
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Evaluate environmental impact of operational or development activities
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Obtain approval for project plans
Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes
Interpret industrial, production, or manufacturing information from schematics or technical drawings
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Collect engineering data
Perform information technology related research
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications
Conduct interviews to gather architectural, engineering, or construction related information
Research topics for educational or entertainment programs
Conduct geological surveys
Collect education or training related data
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Collect information technology related data

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Manage projects to keep within time, cost, and quality guidelines
Plan construction of structures or facilities
Plan activity and work schedules
Plan production processes
Prepare detailed work plans
Design structures or facilities
Develop plans for engineering programs, projects, or services
Plan testing of engineering methods
Develop plans for architectural, mapping, or drafting related programs, projects, or services
Manage information technology projects or system activities
Prepare quality management plan
Plan study of work problems or procedures
Plan meetings
Direct design or development activities
Develop project contingency plans
Lead educational department activities
Organize speakers or judges for classes, events, or programs
Develop guidelines for system implementation
Devise research or testing protocols
Plan production or operational procedures or sequences
Plan scientific, research, or investigative studies

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Follow safety procedures and regulations in architectural or engineering environments
Determine project methods and procedures
Solve engineering problems
Approve product design or changes
Implement design or process improvements
Establish project teams
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Approve expenditures
Implement company or staff policies
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Implement pollution control techniques
Follow construction, extraction, or mining related safety procedures and regulations
Approve changes to business processes
Implement air quality control measures
Employ statistical process control procedures
Commission building systems upon construction completion
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Engineer systems, machinery, or equipment underwater
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations
Detonate blasting charges for construction or extraction work
Solve production problems
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time
Evaluate costs of completed projects
Conduct progress and production reviews
Evaluate potential or existing project sites
Evaluate construction quality
Evaluate business or management strategies
Calculate energy efficiency or power output of systems
Evaluate computer-related requirement, specification, or feature requests from users
Evaluate material specifications
Evaluate soil conditions
Evaluate new construction industry practices
Evaluate prototype software
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Study the architectural features of various structures
Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies
Evaluate instructional curricula
Evaluate manufacturing or processing systems
Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities
Evaluate instructional material
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate instructional or educational programs
Evaluate tool designs
Assess product or process usefulness
Evaluate HVAC design and sizing
Evaluate project designs to determine adequacy or feasibility
Evaluate site water usage or runoff

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Perform quality assurance testing
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Test engineering project equipment
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Conduct performance testing
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Perform construction, extraction, or mining related safety inspection
Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards
Test materials to verify safety standards
Assess database performance
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Test computer programs, software, or systems
Compute product or materials test results
Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures
Conduct energy audits
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test mechanical products or equipment
Conduct computer diagnostics
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Calculate potential for energy savings
Test green technologies or processes
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Recommend alterations in construction or specifications
Advise planning officials concerning regional or urban projects
Advise others on engineering issues
Advise others on architectural, mapping, or drafting related issues
Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance
Recommend improvements to work methods, procedures, or products
Recommend solutions to engineering problems
Advise others on information technology issues
Advise others on educational matters
Advise industrial or manufacturing personnel
Advise persons on rural or urban land use
Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies
Recommend measures to ensure maximum employee protection
Recommend computer or information system changes
Provide technical support for software maintenance or use

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Service
Customer Contact
Microsoft Project
Staff Management
Power Generation
Electrical Engineering

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