Engineers turn ideas into reality.

Engineers are essential in the energy industry by helping improve systems and creating more efficient ways to generate, transmit, and use power from the power plant to your home.

Engineers turn ideas into reality.

Engineers are essential to the energy industry. They help improve systems and create more efficient ways to generate power, transmit it from power plants, and put it to use in our homes.

Manager/Supervising Engineer Track

A next step for engineers after several years of experience is moving into the manager/supervisor track. Managers/supervisors are still involved in day-to-day engineering work but spend a majority of their time leading their teams and looking at how to improve the quality of power for the customers. Things they do include:

  • Be in charge of projects, using detailed plans to accomplish goals and think through, in advance, if a project will be successful.
  • Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment.
  • Hire employees and assign, direct, and evaluate their work.
  • Come up with policies and how to follow them for the engineering work performed in the department, service, laboratory, or firm.
  • Review and write reports; enforce rules; and make decisions, including whether to buy specific materials or services.

Education/Experience Needed

An entry-level engineer needs a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or the equivalent. To view a list of available degree programs in your area, use the NEEN Program Locator.

Additional Education Required:
While no additional degree is required, companies typically provide training in supervisory and leadership skills.

Number of Years of Experience:
Typically 10 years


Average Manager/Supervising Engineer Salary: $105,430
From O*NET 11/2017. Will vary depending upon geographic location.