If you're ready for the next level in your contract engineering job, you may be considering a supervisory-level contract engineering job. It is important to note that these jobs stray away from everything you may be accustomed to in your contract engineering career. No longer working with the nuts and bolts of project execution, your responsibility will lie more in the complex task of executing a whole project. While a potential employer will expect that you have an expansive knowledge of the field, this level job focuses more on managing rather than doing.
If you're looking for a leg-up in the competition, draw from your knowledge of contract design engineering, cost and resource estimation, personnel staffing, and regulatory guidance.