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Architectural and Engineering Managers

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
    • Assess project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, or market demand.
    • Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates.
    • Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for engineering and technical work.
    • Plan or direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, or repair of facilities or equipment.
    • Identify environmental threats or opportunities associated with the development and launch of new technologies.
    • Establish scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.
    • Direct recruitment, placement, and evaluation of architecture or engineering project staff.
    • Plan, direct, or coordinate survey work with other project activities.
    • 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.
    • Evaluate environmental regulations or social pressures related to environmental issues to inform strategic or operational decision-making.
    • Solicit project support by conferring with officials or providing information to the public.
    • Direct the engineering of water control, treatment, or distribution projects.


    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • 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.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • 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.


    • Design

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

    • 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.

    • Mathematics

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

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