Engineering Director

Engineering Directors are the head of an engineering department and are responsible for overseeing, managing, planning and directing the entire department. They also provide high-level professional and technical staff assistance and ensure all projects are in conformance with current clean energy policies.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

An Engineering Director works at a large company involved in creating and improving renewable energy technologies. At the moment, the department has several teams creating new designs for solar panels, solar hot water systems, and clean heating and cooling systems to be installed during construction of a new neighborhood. The Engineering Director ensures all stakeholders involved have consistent, clear goals and objectives, environmental regulations and policies are being met, and projects are proceeding according to contracts to ensure success.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in engineering projects.
  • Direct, review, or approve project design changes.
  • Confer with management, production, or marketing staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to clients.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Chief Engineer, Director of Engineering, Principal Engineer, Engineering Program Manager

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$134,730

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Master’s Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Analytical Skills, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Decision-Making Skills, Organizational Skills, Technical Skills, Management Skills, Safety Protocols, Time Management

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Construction Manager, Plant Manager, Director of Operations, Executive Director