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Architectural and Engineering Managers Go Back to List
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Notebook computers
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  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
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  • Desktop computers
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  • Personal computers
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  • Tablet computers
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Data base management system software
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  • Object or component oriented development software
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  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Development environment software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
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  • Plan or direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, or repair of facilities or equipment.
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  • Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to clients.
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  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
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  • Administer highway planning, construction, or maintenance.
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  • Direct the engineering of water control, treatment, or distribution projects.
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  • Develop or implement programs to improve sustainability or reduce the environmental impacts of engineering or architecture activities or operations.
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  • Evaluate environmental regulations or social pressures related to environmental issues to inform strategic or operational decision-making.
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  • Evaluate the environmental impacts of engineering, architecture, or research and development activities.
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  • Identify environmental threats or opportunities associated with the development and launch of new technologies.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • 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.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  •  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.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
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  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
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  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
      Related Experience:   Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $152,214.00 $73.18  $52.03  $58.43 - $83.48 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $161,440.00 $77.62  $54.36  $61.31 - $90.42 
    Danbury $150,673.00 $72.44  $50.20  $54.71 - $87.84 
    Hartford $147,417.00 $70.87  $52.63  $58.44 - $81.43 
    New Haven $143,957.00 $69.21  $51.93  $55.26 - $77.64 
    New London/Norwich $175,433.00 $84.34  $58.61  $68.68 - $95.09 
    Waterbury $136,405.00 $65.57  $36.36  $45.65 - $77.32 
    Torrington $148,142.00 $71.22  $45.84  $48.95 - $79.82 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   303
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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