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Design Engineering Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Design Engineering Manager 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 39 Design Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1415 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 2015:

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 $119,713.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $119,713.

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 $98,308.

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 Degree3.6%
Bachelor's Degree68.69%
Master's Degree22.26%
Doctoral Degree4.17%
Other1.84%

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 years12.58%
3 to 5 years38.13%
6 to 8 years17.65%
9+ years31.64%

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.

  • Leadership (40.57%)
  • Management (40.21%)
  • Communication (39.58%)
  • Planning (32.16%)
  • Problem Solving (21.77%)
  • Operations (19.36%)
  • Innovation (18.02%)
  • Self-Motivation (14.49%)
  • Microsoft Excel (13.78%)
  • Coordinating (13.78%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Engineering Design Process (31.5%)
  • Engineering Management (30.39%)
  • Project Management (37.6%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Mechanical Design (9.79%)
  • Project Schedules (5.49%)
  • AutoCAD (22.23%)
  • Computer-Aided Design (17.68%)
  • Civil Engineering (6.35%)
  • Autodesk Revit (5.58%)
  • SolidWorks (CAD) (6.52%)
  • Electrical Engineering (23.86%)
  • Construction (17.25%)
  • Constructability (7.98%)
  • Building Codes (8.33%)
  • Design Management (4.55%)
  • Quality Management (5.06%)
  • Construction Management (5.15%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (3.35%)
  • Pharmaceuticals (3.43%)
  • Product Design (9.53%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (22.15%)
  • Systems Design (8.41%)
  • New Product Development (17%)
  • Process Improvement (8.33%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Design Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Design Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Electrical Engineering Designer
  • Engineering Designer
  • Engineer
  • Engineering and Design Manager
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Designer
  • PV Design 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

  • Windstream (71)
  • Black & Veatch (55)
  • Marriott International (45)
  • Amazon (41)
  • Apple (36)
  • ManpowerGroup (35)
  • GPAC (28)
  • Kiewit Corporation (27)
  • Northrop Grumman (21)
  • Actalent (20)

North Carolina

  • Black & Veatch (6)
  • 84 Lumber (5)
  • Siemens (4)
  • Wolfspeed (3)
  • Actalent (2)
  • Hitachi (2)
  • Net2Source (2)
  • Windstream (2)
  • Attindas Hygiene Partners (1)
  • Siemens Energy (1)

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!