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Engineering Managers

ANZSCO ID 1332

Overview

All Engineering Managers

  • $3,427 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 17,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 94% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 9% female Gender Share

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

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a relevant engineering field to work as an Engineering Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • 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

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a relevant engineering field to work as an Engineering Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Engineering Managers who are organised, with strong people skills and strong attention to detail.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    87% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  2. Technical design

    80% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  3. Mathematics

    76% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  5. Computers and electronics

    74% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  6. Administration and management

    70% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  7. English language

    65% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  8. Mechanical

    64% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  9. Physics

    61% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  10. Education and training

    59% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  12. Building and construction

    56% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  13. Production and processing

    55% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Law and government

    54% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Public safety and security

    54% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  16. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  17. Economics and accounting

    48% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  18. Psychology

    47% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  19. Clerical

    46% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  20. Telecommunications

    43% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  4. Active learning

    61% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  5. Active listening

    59% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  6. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  7. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  10. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Time management

    57% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  12. Negotiation

    57% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  14. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  20. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Oral expression

    64% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  7. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  8. Visualization

    63% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  9. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  10. Originality

    59% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  11. Working with numbers

    59% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  12. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  13. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  14. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  20. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Communicating within a team

    80% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  5. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    74% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Building good relationships

    74% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  10. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    70% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    69% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    65% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  16. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Explaining things to people

    57% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    56% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    56% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    53% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9041.00 - Architectural and Engineering Managers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Unstructured work

    90% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  9. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Contact with people

    84% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  12. Spend time sitting

    83% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Impact of decisions

    73% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Conflict situations

    66% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    86% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    86% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  6. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Analytical

    67% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Administrative

    57% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9041.00 - Architectural and Engineering Managers.

All Engineering Managers

  • $3,427 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 17,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 94% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 9% female Gender Share

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

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a relevant engineering field to work as an Engineering Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • 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

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a relevant engineering field to work as an Engineering Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Engineering Managers who are organised, with strong people skills and strong attention to detail.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    87% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  2. Technical design

    80% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  3. Mathematics

    76% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  5. Computers and electronics

    74% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  6. Administration and management

    70% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  7. English language

    65% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  8. Mechanical

    64% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  9. Physics

    61% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  10. Education and training

    59% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  12. Building and construction

    56% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  13. Production and processing

    55% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Law and government

    54% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Public safety and security

    54% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  16. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  17. Economics and accounting

    48% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  18. Psychology

    47% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  19. Clerical

    46% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  20. Telecommunications

    43% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    63% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  4. Active learning

    61% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  5. Active listening

    59% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  6. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  7. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  10. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Time management

    57% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  12. Negotiation

    57% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  14. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Learning strategies

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  20. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Oral expression

    64% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  7. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  8. Visualization

    63% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  9. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  10. Originality

    59% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  11. Working with numbers

    59% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  12. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  13. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  14. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  20. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Communicating within a team

    80% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  5. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    74% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Building good relationships

    74% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  9. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  10. Communicating with the public

    71% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    70% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    69% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    65% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  16. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Explaining things to people

    57% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    56% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    56% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    53% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9041.00 - Architectural and Engineering Managers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Unstructured work

    90% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  9. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Contact with people

    84% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  12. Spend time sitting

    83% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Impact of decisions

    73% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Conflict situations

    66% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Competition

    65% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    86% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    86% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  6. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Analytical

    67% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Practical

    67% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Administrative

    57% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9041.00 - Architectural and Engineering Managers.
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