CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Engineering/Mathematical/Natural Sciences Manager

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Engineering/Scientific
Benchmark Title: Engineering/Mathematical/Natural Sciences Manager
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields. Confer with management, production, and marketing staff to discuss project specifications and procedures.
 
Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
 
Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.
 
Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment.
 
Direct, review, and approve product design and changes.
 
Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
 
Prepare budgets, bids, and contracts, and direct the negotiation of research contracts.
 
Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm.
 
Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.
 
Review and recommend or approve contracts and cost estimates.
 
Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to clients.
 
Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
 
Set scientific and technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.
 
Administer highway planning, construction, and maintenance.
 
Direct the engineering of water control, treatment, and distribution projects.
 
Plan, direct, and coordinate survey work with other staff activities, certifying survey work, and writing land legal descriptions.
 
Confer with and report to officials and the public to provide information and solicit support for projects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Engineering/Scientific
Benchmark Title: Engineering/Mathematical/Natural Sciences Manager
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
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.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Engineering/Scientific
Benchmark Title: Engineering/Mathematical/Natural Sciences Manager
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Engineering/Scientific
Benchmark Title: Engineering/Mathematical/Natural Sciences Manager
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Engineering/Scientific
Benchmark Title: Engineering/Mathematical/Natural Sciences Manager
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Pro Extended Document management software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe LifeCycle ES Document management software
 
Autodesk AutoCAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Autodesk Buzzsaw Project management software
 
Autodesk VIZ Computer aided design CAD software
 
Computer aided design CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Database software Data base user interface and query software
 
Drawing and drafting software Computer aided design CAD software
 
ESRI ArcView Map creation software
 
Geographic information system GIS software Map creation software
 
HEC RAS Analytical or scientific software
 
HEC-1 Analytical or scientific software
 
Hewlett-Packard HP SolidDesigner Computer aided design CAD software
 
Inventory management software Inventory management software
 
Kronos Workforce Timekeeper Time accounting software
 
LSA Visual Easy Lean Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Made2Manage software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Maintenance scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft Project Project management software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Primavera Systems software Project management software
 
Pro-E CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Project management software Project management software
 
RTA Fleet Management Industrial control software
 
Realization Project Flow Project management software
 
SPSS software Analytical or scientific software
 
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
 
SolidWorks CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Structured query language SQL Data base user interface and query software
 
The Gordian Group PROGEN Online Project management software
 
Water surface pressure gradient WSPG software Analytical or scientific software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Workflow software Content workflow software
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Drawing tablets Graphics tablets
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Scanners Scanners
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Engineering/Scientific
Benchmark Title: Engineering/Mathematical/Natural Sciences Manager
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Engineering/Scientific
Benchmark Title: Engineering/Mathematical/Natural Sciences Manager
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Architect Manager
Chief Engineer
Chief Petroleum Engineer
Civil Engineering Manager
Director of Engineering
Electrical Engineering Director
Electronics Engineering Manager
Engineering Design Manager
Engineering Manager
Engineering Research Manager
Environmental Engineering Manager
Facility Designer
Global Engineering Manager
Health Safety Manager
Highway Administrative Engineer
Manufacturing Chief Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Mechanical Engineering Director
Plant Engineer
Principal Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
Project Coordinator
Project Development Engineer
Project Engineer
Project Engineering Director
Project Engineering Manager
Project Manager
Protoype Engineer Manager
Research Development Manager
Research Manager
Safety Director
Senior Engineer
Supervisory Civil Engineer
Transmitter Engineer-in-Charge
Waterworks Chief Engineer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Engineering/Scientific
Benchmark Title: Engineering/Mathematical/Natural Sciences Manager
 
 
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