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Technical project manager (m/f/d)

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Technical project managers: implementing complex technical projects

Technical project managers are responsible for managing the implementation of technical projects. They are sought-after in the (mechanical) engineering industry, for instance, to build teams and coordinate tasks. Technical project managers are in charge of implementing projects according to the requirements, covering the entire project life cycle.

Which opportunities do technical project managers have on the labour market?

Technical project managers must possess a vocational qualification in the technical area and should have completed a further training programme, e.g. certified by CCI, or a study programme in a technical field. Profound theoretical knowledge and practical experience improve their chances on the labour market.

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What are the tasks and responsibilities of technical project managers?

Technical project managers plan and implement complex technical projects, applying their comprehensive knowledge and skills. They are responsible for scheduling and budgeting, the effective coordination of project teams and the monitoring of planned measures. Furthermore, technical project managers document and present the project progress to stakeholders.

  • Scheduling and budgeting of projects
  • Building and management of teams
  • Allocation and coordination of tasks
  • Monitoring and documentation of projects
  • Communication and reporting

Which hard skills and soft skills should technical project managers have?

The success of technical projects depends on the project team’s efficiency. To ensure a high level of efficiency, technical project managers come into play: They must be able to plan and implement projects and coordinate their teams and contact persons within the company, putting great emphasis on a successful completion, good quality, compliance with the schedule and cost efficiency. This is a highly demanding job requiring a solid technical understanding as well as good personnel management and decision-making skills.

Technical project managers also require certain other skills.

  • The ability to analyse and plan requirements
  • Assertiveness and strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of the common project management methods
  • Good team management skills
  • The ability to solve conflicts in project teams and other project environments

What is the average salary of technical project managers?

Depending on professional experience and qualifications, technical project managers have an annual salary between EUR 30,000 and EUR 80,000. In many cases, they can expect bonus payments for projects implemented to the customer’s satisfaction and resulting in financial savings or other advantages.