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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.

Job Outlook

There were 88 Design Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2249 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:

Salary

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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $95,218.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,842.

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 $83,883.

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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree76%
Master's Degree24%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years11%
3 to 5 years37%
6 to 8 years20%
9+ years32%

Skills

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.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Planning (46%)
  • Communication Skills (41%)
  • Microsoft Office (39%)
  • Microsoft Excel (33%)
  • Written Communication (31%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Project Management (60%)
  • Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD) (56%)
  • Budgeting (54%)
  • Engineering Design (35%)
  • Engineering Design and Installation (32%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Construction Budget Management (19%)
  • Job Costing (17%)
  • Electronics Design and Engineering (17%)
  • Environmental Laws and Regulations (17%)
  • Boilers (17%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Process Design (6%)
  • Design and Construction (5%)
  • New Product Development (5%)
  • Finite Element Analysis (4%)
  • System Design (4%)

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
  • Manager Osp Planning & Engineering Design
  • Engineering Manager
  • Manager Outside Plant Planning & Engineering Design
  • Senior Project Engineer

Similar Occupations

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.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Design Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Black & Veatch (49)
  • L3Harris (35)
  • Refresco Group (31)
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff (22)
  • Raytheon (19)

North Carolina

  • Parsons Brinckerhoff (3)
  • Day & Zimmermann Incorporated (3)
  • Campbell Soup Company (3)
  • GAF Materials Corporation (2)
  • Xerox (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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