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Engineering managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of an engineering department, service or firm. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments and by consulting engineering and scientific research companies.
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- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of an engineering department, service or firm
- Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm
- Consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals and present engineering reports and findings
- Assign, co-ordinate and review the technical work of the department or project teams
- Recruit personnel and oversee development and maintenance of staff competence in required areas
- May participate directly in the design, development and inspection of technical projects or in the engineering work of the department.
Outlook & Prospects for Engineering Managers in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-06-20|
Currently the chances of Engineering Managers finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
There are few engineering operations locally though some engineers may set up consulting businesses themselves and become self-employed. The burgeoning oil and gas industry holds a great deal of promise for this sector.
In Engineering management, it is becoming more common to have a Masters of Business Administration combined with a professional engineering degree. Employers will typically require that you have several years of hands-on experience leading and implementing project/action plans through various stages of operation. Postings for engineering jobs can be found on The Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia website at www.apens.ns.ca
Based on survey results of university graduates from the Maritimes, graduates of engineering programs are significantly more likely to be living outside the region, when compared to the average of all Maritime graduates. This outflow of engineering graduates could pose a challenge down the road, as the need for skilled workers intensifies, but could offer greater opportunities for those that stay in the region.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Engineering Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Engineering Managers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- Eat Barbecue Diner has hired three new employees since it was opened to replace the Cocoa Pesto Bistro in Windsor in February 2013
- The Trail Shop, an outdoor equipment business, will close out its Wolfville location at the end of the month
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- A sea cadet training contract in the Cornwallis Park will result in employment for about 180 workers for 10 weeks over each of the next there summers
- Bell Aliant will continue to expand and connect more customers to its fibre-optic technology throughout Nova Scotia, with work planned for the Annapolis Valley in 2013
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
- Berwick experienced a busy 2012 construction season in the downtown core, with the building of a new drugstore, property upgrades, and other commercial renovations
Week of Feb 04 – Feb 08, 2013
- Annapolis Digby Economic Development Agency prepares to close down
- The Mud Creek restaurant on Elm Avenue in Wolfville has closed its doors
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