Engineering Managers

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.

Back to Careers

Engineering Managers

Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.

Fun facts

  • Strong Future Growth
  • 3610 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 94% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 9% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by engineering managers. A few are listed below:

  • determining, implementing and monitoring engineering strategies, policies and plans
  • interpreting plans, drawings and specifications, and providing advice on engineering methods and procedures to achieve construction and production requirements
  • establishing project schedules and budgets
  • ensuring conformity with specifications and plans, and with laws, regulations and safety standards
  • ensuring engineering standards of quality, cost, safety, timeliness and performance are observed
  • overseeing maintenance requirements to optimise efficiency
  • liaising with marketing, research and manufacturing managers regarding engineering aspects of new construction and product design
  • may contribute to research and development projects

Specific occupations

  • Engineering Manager

Women in STEM

Lauren Wright

"You don’t have to be mathematically minded to pursue a career in STEM. You can learn to think scientifically or mathematically, no matter what your strengths or marks were at school."

Lauren Wright

Lieutenant Colonel, Engineer and Project Manager