Interface Management Terms

Definition of Interface Manager

The interface manager role varies, depending on the size of project, the number of engineering resources involved, and also on other roles in the project. Both main definitions relate to a role at an owner/operator, rather than at a contractor.

An Interface Manager / Technical Manager / Technical Interface Manager may be responsible for ensuring that the interface management process functions effectively within the project area. This may include interface agreements between teams, clearly defined responsibilities in contracts, and ensuring that interface issues are handled and closed.

An Interface Manager may also be responsible for ensuring that the software systems are functioning, and that interface coordinators and other users (both internally and externally) have the training and guidance that they need to understand the concepts and processes to effectively perform their work.

A large contractor with many interfaces to coordinate may well have an Interface Manager in addition to interface coordinators.