Engineering managers may work in a number of different specialties, including civil, chemical, structural, mechanical and computer engineering, just to name a few. While the engineering-specific tasks they are required to perform vary based on specialty and setting, the managerial aspects of their work tend to be similar. The attached printable job description provides a good overview of core job duties and requirements for this type of position.
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Varying Requirements for Engineering Managers
Whether you are writing a job description for the engineering managers in your company or if you are an engineer who is wondering if moving to a managerial role is something you should consider, reviewing the printable job description provided here can provide you with a good overview and is a good starting point for your research. Either way, it's important to know that job descriptions should be highly position-specific, so details are likely to vary from the example document.
If you're interviewing for a job, ask to see the company's job description before making a decision. If you're writing a job description, make sure you have a clear picture of expectations for your company's engineering managers and adjust accordingly. It's a good idea to get input from people in the position while developing new job descriptions, and you should have them reviewed by your company's employment law attorney before finalizing.