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Manager - Architectural and Engineering
Manager - Architectural and Engineering
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

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.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - understand engineering data or reports
  • Analyzing Data or Information - analyze operational or management reports or records
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - follow data security procedures

About the test

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
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
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 ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$86,000 or less
Bottom 25%:
$108,040 or less
$134,730 (Average)
Top 25%:
$167,290 or more
Top 10%:
$207,400 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:5,950

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
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Coordination
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Speaking
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • 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, 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 Group Manager, Engineering Manager, Engineering Program Manager, Engineering Project Manager, Engineering Research Manager, Engineering Supervisor, 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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Activities performed during the Test
  • 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.
  • Write a short essay.
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