Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers


Overview

Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

Introduction

Biofuels and biodiesel are created from organic materials, such as plants, wood, or animal fats, and are used to replace fossil fuels for powering vehicles and for small heating applications. Biofuels/biodiesel technology and product development managers oversee biofuels and biodiesel development projects. They design or conduct research projects, analyze data, provide guidance to technical teams, and propose new products and processes based on test results. Approximately 188,290 architectural and engineering managers, including bio...

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Median Salary

$140,760

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Three to five years experience


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

The job closest to biofuels/biodiesel technology and product development manager that the Department of Labor provides data on is architectural and engineering managers. In May 2018, the average annual salary for architectural and engineering managers was $140,760, according to the DOL. Salaries ranged from $89,620 to $208,000 or higher. Those who worked in scientific research and development s...

Work Environment

Biofuels/biodiesel technology and product development managers work primarily indoors in offices and laboratories. They work closely with others, supervising staff and managing teams, and also spend time on computers, studying data and writing reports. They may visit technology and production plants and manufacturing facilities. 

Most technology and product development managers work full...

Outlook

Government funding for biofuels or biodiesel technology and product research and development varies by administration, but interest continues to grow in developing renewable sources that are viable for energy and fuel. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that engineering managers will have slow employment growth through 2028. However, this varies by industry. For example, employment is projec...

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