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Operations Engineering Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages engineering staff and oversight of work, budgets, project management plans and workload forecasting. Assists with the Development, implementation, and oversight of the strategic and annual business plan development.

Job Outlook

There were 20 Operations Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 759 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Operations Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Operations 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 $101,336.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $97,793.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Operations Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $86,453.

Education and Experience

Posted Operations 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 Degree68%
Master's Degree32%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Operations 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 years7%
3 to 5 years40%
6 to 8 years22%
9+ years31%

Skills

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

  • Communication Skills (46%)
  • Planning (45%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (34%)
  • Problem Solving (29%)
  • Microsoft Office (22%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Operations Management (100%)
  • Budgeting (47%)
  • Project Management (38%)
  • Scheduling (32%)
  • Engineering Management (31%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Quality Assurance and Control (16%)
  • Customer Service (15%)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (13%)
  • Quality Management (13%)
  • Process Improvement (11%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Cloud Engineering (6%)
  • Engineering Design and Installation (6%)
  • Engineering Activities (6%)
  • Engineering Support (5%)
  • Cost Estimation (5%)

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.

  • Engineering Leadership (3%) – marginal value $3,887
  • Engineering Activities (6%) – marginal value $2,642
  • Process Safety (3%) – marginal value $2,395
  • Strategic Planning (4%) – marginal value $2,316

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Engineering Operations Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Chief Engineer
  • Lead Cybersecurity Azure/O365 Cloud Engineering Manager
  • 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 Operations Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • T Mobile Usa Incorporated (35)
  • Tiaa (32)
  • Accenture (16)
  • Jones Lang Lasalle Incorporated (16)
  • Google Inc. (15)

North Carolina

  • Tiaa (2)
  • Southeastern Container Incorporated (2)
  • Lincoln Harris (2)
  • Emcor Group (2)
  • XPO Logistics (2)

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