Job description Engineering Manager near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for an engineering manager in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Engineering managers (NOC 20010).

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.

Job 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.

Job titles

  • director of engineering research and development
  • electrical engineering manager
  • engineering department manager
  • engineering manager
  • production engineering manager
  • telecommunications engineering service manager

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