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Engineering Project Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Engineering Project Manager oversees and leads execution of engineering projects, and manages communication and coordination among different types of engineers working on a project. Supervises project schedule, budget, and communications with stakeholders.

Job Outlook

There were 386 Engineering Project Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 10259 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Engineering Project Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Engineering Project 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 $128,012.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $123,362.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Engineering Project Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $113,486.

Education and Experience

Posted Engineering Project 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 Degree63.76%
Master's Degree15.05%
Doctoral Degree1.16%
Other5.23%

Posted Engineering Project 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 years8%
3 to 5 years56.44%
6 to 8 years16.14%
9+ years19.41%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Engineering Project 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 (47.67%)
  • Leadership (36.54%)
  • Management (35.83%)
  • Planning (30.39%)
  • Coordinating (25.87%)
  • Customer Service (23.62%)
  • Operations (20.43%)
  • Problem Solving (16.92%)
  • Scheduling (13.16%)
  • Budgeting (13.14%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Project Management (88.08%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Electrical Construction (13.11%)
  • Project Schedules (21.45%)
  • Project Engineering (21.05%)
  • Change Orders (19.68%)
  • Project Scoping (9.71%)
  • Project Implementation (19.37%)
  • Electrical Engineering (11.08%)
  • AutoCAD (8.79%)
  • Financial Forecasting (8.6%)
  • Construction (33.14%)
  • Project Planning (11.11%)
  • Invoicing (13.71%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (10.26%)
  • Procurement (18.41%)
  • Purchasing (7.89%)
  • Construction Management (21.42%)
  • Microsoft Project (5.62%)
  • Process Design (8.33%)
  • Subcontracting (15.67%)
  • Submittals (Construction) (8.67%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Electrical Project Manager
  • Engineering Project Lead
  • Mechanical Project Manager
  • Project Engineering Manager
  • Planning Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Civil Project Manager
  • Proposal Engineer
  • Design Manager
  • Transmission Planning 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 Engineering Project Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • GPAC (1278)
  • Actalent (294)
  • Lumen Technologies (246)
  • L3Harris Technologies (236)
  • CyberCoders (185)
  • Randstad (126)
  • Honeywell International (84)
  • Jlm Strategic Talent Partners (81)
  • Apple (70)
  • The Judge Group (67)

North Carolina

  • GPAC (38)
  • Actalent (26)
  • Romanoff Group (11)
  • Randstad (10)
  • N.C Department Of Transportation (9)
  • Fountain Electric & Services (7)
  • Southern Company (7)
  • CyberCoders (7)
  • Hoffman & Hoffman (5)
  • Raytheon Technologies (5)

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!