Design Engineering Manager
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Oversees and leads conception and execution of engineering product designs. Manages communication and coordination among different types of engineers, designers and analysts working on a project. Supervises project schedule, budget, and communications with stakeholders.
There were 92 Design Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2488 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Design Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Design Engineering Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $95,403.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,479.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Design Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $83,660.
Education and Experience
Posted Design Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Design Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||11%|
|3 to 5 years||40%|
|6 to 8 years||20%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Design Engineering Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Planning (41%)
- Communication Skills (40%)
- Microsoft Office (40%)
- Microsoft Excel (33%)
- Written Communication (27%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Project Management (59%)
- Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD) (54%)
- Budgeting (52%)
- Engineering Design (31%)
- Scheduling (30%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Construction Budget Management (18%)
- 3D Modeling / Design (17%)
- Environmental Laws and Regulations (17%)
- Boilers (16%)
- Hazardous Waste (16%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Product Design (7%)
- Mechanical Design (7%)
- New Product Development (4%)
- Finite Element Analysis (4%)
- System Design (4%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) (2%) – marginal value $2,676
- New Product Development (4%) – marginal value $2,260
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Design Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Project Engineer
- Engineering Manager
- Manager Osp Planning & Engineering Design
- Manager Outside Plant Planning & Engineering Design
- Senior Project Engineer
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Mechanical Engineering Manager
- Industrial Engineering Manager
- Product Engineering Manager
- Engineering Project Manager
- Engineering Manager (General)
- Civil Engineering Manager
- Electrical Engineering Manager
- Mechanical Project Engineer
- Facilities Engineering Manager
- Operations Engineering Manager
Here are the employers that have posted the most Design Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Ryder System Incorporated (36)
- Tyson Foods Incorporated (33)
- L3Harris (33)
- Refresco Group (28)
- Raytheon (20)
- Campbell Soup Company (6)
- Day & Zimmermann Incorporated (3)
- Parsons Brinckerhoff (3)
- Desoto (2)
- Axiem International (2)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!