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Electrical Design Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Electrical Design Manager manages electrical engineers and design staff for a large company or large scale projects. Manages work to develop electrical design systems or system components.

Job Outlook

There were 4 Electrical Design Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 131 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Electrical / Electronic Designer industry, which includes the Electrical Design Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Electrical Design 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 $94,464.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $94,464.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Electrical Design Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $74,329.

Education and Experience

Posted Electrical Design 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 Degree3.82%
Bachelor's Degree72.52%
Master's Degree26.72%
Doctoral Degree5.34%
Other3.05%

Posted Electrical Design 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 years1.15%
3 to 5 years67.82%
6 to 8 years11.49%
9+ years19.54%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Electrical Design 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.

  • Communication (29.01%)
  • Management (28.24%)
  • Operations (28.24%)
  • Coordinating (17.56%)
  • Leadership (16.79%)
  • Presentations (16.79%)
  • Microsoft Outlook (16.03%)
  • Microsoft Excel (15.27%)
  • Innovation (15.27%)
  • Research (14.5%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Project Schedules (29.92%)
  • AutoCAD (25.98%)
  • Autodesk Revit (18.11%)
  • Electrical Engineering (70.87%)
  • Construction (38.58%)
  • Construction Management (18.9%)
  • Project Management (65.35%)
  • Submittals (Construction) (22.83%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Medium Voltage (3.94%)
  • Navisworks (BIM Software) (7.09%)
  • Autodesk (7.09%)
  • Change Orders (12.6%)
  • Virtual Design And Construction (VDC) (7.87%)
  • Computer-Aided Design (8.66%)
  • Project Documentation (7.09%)
  • Architectural Drawing (9.45%)
  • Power Distribution (13.39%)
  • Building Information Modeling (8.66%)
  • Automation (5.51%)
  • Printed Circuit Board (6.3%)
  • Control Systems (12.6%)
  • SolidWorks (CAD) (5.51%)
  • Bidding (7.09%)
  • Building Codes (12.6%)
  • Engineering Design Process (11.81%)
  • Engineering Management (6.3%)
  • Electrical Equipment (14.17%)
  • Design Reviews (3.94%)
  • Electrical Systems (23.62%)
  • Hardware Design (2.36%)
  • Functional Requirement (6.3%)
  • Microsoft Project (7.87%)
  • National Electrical Codes (9.45%)
  • Low Voltage (6.3%)
  • Renewable Energy (11.81%)
  • Project Management Software (5.51%)
  • Invoicing (9.45%)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (3.15%)
  • Voltage Drop (8.66%)
  • Research And Development (7.09%)
  • Systems Design (8.66%)
  • New Product Development (7.09%)
  • Shop Drawing (7.09%)
  • Subcontracting (6.3%)
  • Technical Management (11.81%)
  • Process Improvement (14.17%)
  • Quotations (2.36%)
  • Network Routing (12.6%)
  • Workflow Management Systems (7.09%)
  • Export Control (13.39%)
  • Sensors (3.15%)

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.

  • Project Schedules (32.48%)
  • Electrical Engineering (76.92%)
  • Autodesk Revit (19.66%)
  • Construction (41.88%)
  • Construction Management (20.51%)
  • Project Management (70.94%)
  • Submittals (Construction) (24.79%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Electrical Construction Project Manager
  • Renewable Energy Manager
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Federal Project Manager
  • Electrical Engineering Manager
  • Electrical Design Intern
  • Electrical Manager
  • Project Manager/Electrical Designer
  • Hardware Design Manager

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 Electrical Design Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Boeing (17)
  • CBRE (11)
  • McCarthy Building Company (8)
  • ICF International (7)
  • Turner & Townsend (5)
  • North Wind Group (4)
  • KLA (3)
  • Port of Seattle (3)
  • Plug Power (3)
  • Honeywell International (2)

North Carolina

  • Timmons Group (2)
  • Siemens Energy (1)
  • Knowhirematch (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!