Architectural and Engineering Managers ·  Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields. Excludes "Natural Sciences Managers" (11-9121).

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Occupational Tasks ·  Confer with management, production, and marketing staff to discuss project specifications and procedures.
· Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
· Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.
· Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment.
· Direct, review, and approve product design and changes.
· Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
· Prepare budgets, bids, and contracts, and direct the negotiation of research contracts.
· Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm.
· Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.
· Review and recommend or approve contracts and cost estimates.
· Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to clients.
· Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
· Set scientific and technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.

Educational Requirements: ·  Bachelor's or higher plus work experience

Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Reading Comprehension 83%
·  Mathematics 81%
·  Active Listening 78%
·  Critical Thinking 77%
·  Complex Problem Solving 75%
·  Coordination 72%
·  Active Learning 72%
·  Operations Analysis 71%
·  Time Management 70%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 70%