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Architectural and Engineering Managers
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 2,230

Projected Annual Job Openings: 60

Typical Hourly Wage: $59.60 - $73.49

Typical Annual Salary: $124,000 - $152,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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, and 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.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
  • Tablet computers

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Project management software

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