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Engineering Manager

NOC #20010

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary degree
  • Average salary $135,000 to $190,000

Career profile

Engineering managers direct the seamless execution of major projects through leadership, guidance, and a dedication to excellence. Their core mission revolves around planning, organizing, and directing the array of activities required to ensure the safety, efficiency, reliability, and compliance of energy operations. They ensure that work is undertaken within the terms of established contracts, agreements, policies, laws, and regulatory procedures, and make critical decisions that guides overall operations and the work undertaken by engineering teams and specialists.

Engineering managers lead, mentor, guide, and unite a diverse team of engineers, coordinating their skills and experience with the overarching goals of the business. They ensure that their company has that the right people, with the right expertise and experience for operations to run safely and efficiently.

Oil and gas services, Pipelines, Offshore, Oil sands, Exploration and production, Carbon capture, utilization and storage, Emissions reduction, Well site decommissioning, Engineering, design and procurement, Contracted and turnaround maintenance, Modular fabrication, Start-up and commissioning, Construction, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Conferring with management, production and marketing staff to discuss project specifications and procedures
  • Coordinating and reviewing the technical work of the department or project teams
  • Ensuring plant and facility engineering and performance meets design expectations
  • Reviewing, recommending and approving contracts and cost estimates
  • Working with internal teams around costing and commercial oversight for projects


  • A post-secondary degree in engineering is typically required, along with extensive industrial experience that includes supervising others.


  • Standard and emergency first aid
  • H2S Alive®
  • Specific health and safety certifications will be determined by job requirements


  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is usually required.

  • Travel likely required
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding

You have strong leadership skills and highly-tuned technical skills. You advanced to this position because of your mastery of engineering, however, not every engineer makes a good leader. You demonstrate exceptional communication, organization and negotiation skills while motivating and mentoring staff working toward common goals.

  • Managing personnel resources
  • Managing material resources
  • Planning and organizing
  • Critical thinking
  • Engineering and technology
  • Managing financial resources
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Administration and management
  • Building a successful team
  • Active listening