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Alicia Cardamone

on 26 June 2014

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Transcript of Engineering

My suitability for Engineering Management...
Labour Market Information for an Engineering Manager...
Employability skills for an Engineering Manager...
Occupational Description of an Engineering Manager...
Work Conditions of an Engineering Manager...
Engineering managers may be obligated to spend their hours in an office but can also be required to spend their time supervising progress on site. A construction site can have hazardous machinery or equipment and could require an Engineer Manager to participate and wear Personal Protective Equipment.
The average hours for a full time Engineering Manager are 45.8 hours per week. Deadlines or unmet standards may bring extra pressure to a job, thus requiring engineers to work longer hours.
Engineering managers may be required to complete the following:
• Direct the layout of engineering strategies, policies and plans
• Ensure quality, cost, safety, timelines and performance standards are met
• Interpret plans, drawings and specifications
• Provide advice on engineering methods and procedures to achieve construction and production requirements
• Communicate with marketing, research and other managers concerning engineering aspects of construction and design
• Determine the work schedules and budgets for each project
• Ensure conformity with specifications and plans, as well as with laws and safety standards
• Oversee the maintenance of a project to ensure efficiency
• Control the selection and training of engineering staff
• Organise the activities of engineering staff members
• Contribute to research and development projects

Specialisation areas for an engineer include:

• Civil Engineer
• Mining Engineer
• Mechanical Engineer
• Electronics Engineer Technician

88.6% of workers in engineering are male and
11.4% are female
Full-time Engineer Managers earn an average of $2,250 per week or around $117,000 P/A.
* Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer (from a starting salary of $100,000 to a senior salary of $190,000)

• Building Contractor
• Civil Engineer
• Construction Project Manager
• Industrial Engineer
• Manufacturer
• Mechanical Engineer
• Production Manager (Manufacturing)
• Project Manager

The median age for an Engineering Manager is 42 years.
Engineering Managers are mainly employed in these main industries:
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Public Administration and Safety
Unemployment is low at the moment for Engineering Managers compared to all other occupations. Employment has risen very strongly in the last 10 years by 358.5% and is expected to continue growing up until 2017. Victoria happens to be the top region for employment as an Engineering Manager as it contains more than a quarter of the job opportunities in Australia (25.7%). 98.8% of the people that do have a job in this industry work full time wheres only 1.2% work part time (including men and women). The number of job openings that will be available in the future is predicted to be an average amount but could rise from people leaving the occupation and/or employment growth.
Education and Training Requirement for an Engineering Manager...
To become an engineering manager and apply for any courses you first need to gain your VCE. Engineering Management requires prior knowledge in each of these prerequisite subjects:
Mathematics (Methods)
and Chemistry.
Jobs in this occupation also require a completion of a Bachelor Degree and relevant experience. A major in engineering management is usually ideal with employers as well as any other post-graduate study. Most universities in Australia such as Monash University and Swinburne offer these degrees. However, to enter into the courses they offer, an ATAR of 90 or higher is required. After graduating, you may be eligible for a membership of Engineers Australia to advance your engineering skills and professional development.

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Job Prospects
Being able to cearly express your ideas
Presenting or participating in discussions
Written or oral reports
Initiative and Enterprise
Problem Solving
Analysing and interpreting data
Ability to solve any engineering problems through mathematics and scientific skills
Continue to learn new information to assist in your professional career
Being able to adapt to the introduction of new technology
Using technology effectively to generate necessary data
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Working effectively to ensure your work is of great quality
Being able to manage your resources on a project
Managing time to meet deadlines
Setting out requirements for each day
Organising yourself and other staff members
Being creative the design process
Being innovative in formulating solutions
Planning and Organising
Able to accept responsibility
Interested in engineering activities

I believe that I am suitable for a job as an Engineering Manager. I am interested in Maths and Science which will help in the quality of the work I would produce if I were to have this role in the future. I can combine my leadership skills and communication skills that I already posses to execute the daily tasks and duties required. In conclusion, becoming an Engineering Manager is something I want to do and could see myself doing.
Department of Education, 2013
Explore Careers, Australian Government, Canberra, accessed 18 March 2014,

Department of Employment, 2012
Job Outlook, Australian Government, Canberra, accessed 18 March 2014,
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