Spanning Canada and the United States, North America is home to a plethora of major industry players, including Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's second-largest publicly traded company after Royal Dutch Shell. The region's oil and natural gas industry is focused on developing oil sands, deepwater gulf prospects and increasingly profitable shale deposits stretching across the continent. One of the premier sweet spots for deepwater exploration, the Gulf of Mexico is the largest body of water indenting the U.S. continental coastline, and its subsea developments continue to spark both national and international interest.
Technical managers are required in organizations that take part in technologically complex processes, such as manufacturing, software development, or the design of specialized equipment. They are there to fill both a managerial and technical expert role by leading a team to complete a project. Many times, a technical manager’s role involves managing and investigating new product development.