can an electro-mechanical engineer be working in an office (managerial job)without having to go to sites/factories ?
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Nevertheless, it is very important for you to know the actual product/hardware knowledge when working on these activities. This can be gained by attending some training or hands on sessions as and when needed. This is because the final product test needs to be done in person at the site.
It kinda looks like perhaps a couple years would still be needed in the field, in the manufacturing/test areas, in some R&D environments, and in 3rd party offices and facilities ... before you can be effective in leading a team.
There are some niches, though... like programming , acquisition, contracts and specifications, planning/proposals that you can slip into without too much exposure to the outside world. Maybe doing the cad/cam design, layout, system documenting? City planning and infrastructure may be an avenue?
Consider that when your effecting people in general, you will need a EIC "engineer in training" and PE "professional Engineer" to qualify for signing off projects... so thats an extra 4 years while you do your basic post grad stuff. Some field experience maybe needed to show proficiency, at least a year of two early in career.
Go look up some job postings for those kind of positions. Talk to a manager and see what they may say, do a shwdo day and explore where you think your comfortable as you see your career progressing. Thats where you will find meaningful answers.
Richard "inside job" Wolf