Engineering Manager Job Description

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Engineering Manager Job Description



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Engineering Manager Job Description


Job Title: Engineering Manager

Job Summary: The Engineering Manager will oversee the engineering team and ensure the successful completion of engineering projects. They will be responsible for managing the design, development, and implementation of new products, as well as improving and maintaining existing ones. The Engineering Manager will work closely with other departments to ensure that products meet quality and performance standards, and will be responsible for developing and managing the engineering department’s budget.


  • Manage and lead a team of engineers, providing direction and guidance as needed
  • Plan and oversee engineering projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop and implement new products and improve existing ones
  • Develop and maintain product design and engineering standards and procedures
  • Conduct research and development to identify new technologies and techniques that can be applied to product development
  • Manage and control the engineering department’s budget and resources
  • Ensure that all engineering projects meet quality and performance standards
  • Hire, train, and mentor new engineering staff as needed
  • Ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials and components


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or a related field
  • At least 7 years of experience in engineering or product development, with at least 3 years of experience in a management role
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Knowledge of engineering design principles and practices
  • Experience in project management and budgeting
  • Familiarity with engineering software and tools
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

If you’re a driven and experienced Engineering Manager looking for an exciting opportunity to lead and develop a talented engineering team, we encourage you to apply.


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