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Architectural and Engineering Managers

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

    Work Activities
    • Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in architecture or engineering projects.
    • Direct, review, or approve project design changes.
    • Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
    • Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to clients.
    • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
    • Prepare budgets, bids, or contracts.
    • Assess project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, or market demand.
    • Establish scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.
    • Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates.
    • Direct recruitment, placement, and evaluation of architecture or engineering project staff.
    • Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for engineering and technical work.
    • Evaluate environmental regulations or social pressures related to environmental issues to inform strategic or operational decision-making.
    • Plan or direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, or repair of facilities or equipment.
    • Solicit project support by conferring with officials or providing information to the public.
    • Perform administrative functions, such as reviewing or writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, or purchasing of materials or services.
    • Develop or implement programs to improve sustainability or reduce the environmental impacts of engineering or architecture activities or operations.
    • Evaluate the environmental impacts of engineering, architecture, or research and development activities.
    • Direct the engineering of water control, treatment, or distribution projects.
    • Identify environmental threats or opportunities associated with the development and launch of new technologies.
    • Plan, direct, or coordinate survey work with other project activities.
    • Administer highway planning, construction, or maintenance.
    Skills
    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge
    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $128,580/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $61.82/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 6,590
    • Yearly Projected Openings 500
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance
    Tools
    • Tablet computers
    • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Desktop computers
    Technology
    • Web platform development software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base management system software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.