Architectural and Engineering Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.6% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Architectural and Engineering Managers Do

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

Other Job Titles Architectural and Engineering Managers May Have

Civil Engineering Manager, Electrical Engineering Manager, Engineering Director, Engineering Group Manager, Engineering Program Manager, Mechanical Engineering Manager, Process Engineering Manager, Project Engineering Manager, Project Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Technical Communications Manager, Microcontamination Control Division ,


My day begins with reviewing requests that have come in overnight from colleagues in Asia. These can be requests for information, or help seeking training, or edits to a newsletter. Throughout the day I'll have meetings with different teams, either focused on creating training, working on messaging for a product launch, or editing technical publications for conferences. I might even go into our recording studio to work with a subject matter expert on recording a video explaining their research.

Chief Transformation Officer & Regional Manager of Western New York ,

New York Power Authority

We have multiple facilities spread across a large area that I may be working at. For example, if there's maintenance at one of the units, I'll go speak with the supervisor and team to see how the job is going. I'm also involved in making decisions around investments and assets. I may be on a call with headquarters talking about large project investments, the scope of the project, what the priority is, etc. We're also always working toward improving safety so I may be in conversations about that.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in architecture or engineering projects.
  • Direct, review, or approve project design changes.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Prepare budgets, bids, or contracts.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to clients.

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