What is an Engineering Manager?

The role of an Engineering Manager is to ensure key projects and engineering duties are fulfilled. They will be responsible for solving engineering issues and help with answering technical engineering questions on projects. An Engineering Manager will also be responsible for preparing reports on progress on construction projects.

Key skills to be successful as an Engineering Manager will include:

 

  • Great analytical and math skills

  • Incredible problem solving abilities

  • Collaborate with other teams

  • Manage teams of engineers

  • Ability to make quick decisions

What are the typical daily duties for an Engineering Manager?

From employer to employer the job description of an Engineering Manager can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Review Technical Documents

  • Manage Engineering Staff

  • Create Plans for Engineering Projects

  • Design Budgets, Schedules, and Staffing for projects

  • Inspect Progress of Projects

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The Broadway Subway Project

The main part of construction on the 5.7 km extension of the Millennium Line started in May 2021, while the scheduled completion date is in 2025. Six underground stations will tie 700m of elevated line and 5km of underground line together. The cost for the build is $2.83 billion. The provincial government will foot the bill, with contributions from the Government of Canada and the City of Vancouver.

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