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Manager - Architectural and Engineering

Manager - Architectural and Engineering

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Manager - Architectural and Engineering (Short)

Manager - Architectural and Engineering

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Getting Information - read blueprints
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - use intuitive judgment for engineering analyses
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - conduct or attend staff meetings
  • Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in architecture or engineering projects.
  • Analyzing Data or Information - analyze operational or management reports or records
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - understand engineering data or reports
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - communicate technical information

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Manager - Architectural and Engineering Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Manager - Architectural and Engineering test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:11-9041.00
Simulation Context:Leadership and Management
O*Net Context:Management
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$92,510 or less
Bottom 25%:
$115,670 or less
$144,830 (Average)
Top 25%:
$179,220 or more
Top 10%:
$208,000 or more

US Employment Statistics
2028 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:14,600

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Physics
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Coordination
  • Time Management
  • Speaking
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Written Expression
  • Speech Clarity
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Architect Manager, Architectural Job Captain, Architectural Project Manager, Chief Design Branch, Chief Design Engineer, Chief Engineer, Chief Petroleum Engineer, Chief, Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Manager, Construction Engineer, Director of Engineering, Director of Product Development, Electrical Engineering Director, Electrical Engineering Manager and Product Development Project Manager, Electronics Engineering Manager, Engineering Design Manager, Engineering Director, Engineering Group Manager, Engineering Manager, Engineering Program Manager, Engineering Project Manager, Engineering Research Manager, Engineering Supervisor, Engineering Vice President (Engineering VP), Environmental Engineering Manager, Facility Designer, Global Engineering Manager, Health Safety Manager, Highway Administrative Engineer, Manufacturing Chief Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Mechanical Engineering Director, Mechanical Engineering Manager, Principal Engineer, Process Engineering Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Development Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Engineer and Manager of Design Services, Project Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Prototype Engineer Manager, Research Development Manager, Research Manager, Safety Director, Senior Engineering Manager, Senior Program Manager, Supervisory Civil Engineer, Transmitter Engineer-in-Charge, Waterworks Chief Engineer

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Architects, Except Landscape and Naval, Energy Engineers, Transportation Engineers, Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers, Civil Engineers, Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary, Logistics Engineers, Marine Architects, Construction Managers, Industrial Engineers, Natural Sciences Managers, Petroleum Engineers, Risk Management Specialists, Treasurers and Controllers, Supply Chain Managers, Sales Engineers, Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers, Transportation Managers, Computer and Information Systems Managers

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  • Analyze employee satisfaction survey results and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Facilitate bringing in a new team member.
  • Compare pricing for outsourcing operations.
  • Make a purchasing recommendation.
  • Implement corporate policy among employees.
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