With expertise in engineering economics, and industrial, human resources and financial management, engineering managers run engineering projects and supervise multiple teams in the research and development of new products.
When interviewing engineering managers, ideal candidates will exude confidence and honesty, and will have a track record of reliability. Be wary of candidates who struggle to communicate effectively, have low interest in international trends, and have little experience as engineers.
Interview Questions for Engineering Managers
1. What qualities did you appreciate in the engineering managers under whom you worked?
Tests insights into management role.
2. How do you approach building an effective team of engineers?
Shows understanding of teams and productivity.
3. In the past, how have you kept upper management's support for a particularly difficult project?
Tests communication skill and leadership skills.
4. What made you decide to become a engineering manager?
Reveals character and experience.
5. What do you do to keep up-to-date with changing trends in both engineering and management?
Shows level of curiosity and interest.