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Engineering

Summary
The Engineering job family is responsible for inventing, designing, analyzing, building and testing products, machines, complex systems, structures and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost. Job holders work alongside other departments to clarify project feasibility, demand, and profitability. They need an in-depth knowledge in their respective field of engineering. 

Typical Activities

  • Works with other departments to clarify project feasibility and project expenses.
  • Identifies requirements and standards for necessary materials during development and engineering projects.
  • Oversees the adherence to all standard operating procedures and safety guidelines.
  • May serve as project managers that oversee and head the implementation or realization of their designs.
  • Throughout projects, maintains accurate records of all activities, design changes, technical requirements, and expenditures.

Synonyms or related job titles

Engineer, Technical Expert, Fellow, Technician

Summary
The Civil / Construction Engineering job family plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems

Job holders are involved in and/or responsible for the realization of public and private infrastructure.

Typical Activities

  • Evaluates the feasibility of proposed infrastructure projects.
  • Plans, designs, and manages the construction of assigned projects.
  • Creates and/or interprets blueprints and other technical drawings.

Synonyms or related job titles

Civil Engineer, City Engineer, County Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer

Summary
The Electrical Engineering job family consists of positions that are responsible for the design, development, maintenance, and operation of electrical equipment and systems. This includes power generation, transmission, and distribution; electrical controls and automation; and lighting and electrical safety. Electrical engineers may also be involved in the development and implementation of new technologies in the electrical engineering field.

Typical Activities

  • Uses current techniques and research to design, test, and oversee the manufacture and setup of electrical components and equipment.
  • Conducts and evaluates related research on an as-needed basis.
  • Creates reports, documentation, and transforms procedures for project evaluation, installation, and maintenance.

Synonyms or related job titles

Electrical Engineer, Electric Power Generation Engineer, Electromechanical Engineer

Summary
The Mechanical Engineering job family is responsible for the design, development, and production of mechanical devices and systems. This includes everything from small components to large systems, and everything in between. Job holders use their knowledge of physics and engineering principles to design and oversee the manufacture of these devices and systems.

Typical Activities

  • Designs, implements, maintains, and improves mechanical products, equipment, systems, and processes.
  • Performs research, development, and testing of mechanical products, equipment, systems, and processes.
  • Designs and oversees the manufacturing of mechanical products, equipment, systems, and processes.
  • Analyzes problems and recommends solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of mechanical products, equipment, systems, and processes.
  • Prepares reports, manuals, and other documentation to communicate the results of research, development, and testing of mechanical products, equipment, systems, and processes.

Synonyms or related job titles

Mechanical Engineer, Engine Designer, Mechanical Design Engineer

Summary
The Electronics Engineering job family is responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of electronic equipment and systems. This includes the development of new electronic devices and the improvement of existing ones. They may also be involved in the design and manufacturing process of electronic components and equipment. 

Job holders use various tools and software to design and test their products. They work with other engineers and technicians to ensure that their developed electronic components such as capacitors, integrated circuits, diodes, resistors, and inductors meet all safety and quality standards.

Typical Activities

  • Designs, tests, and manages the manufacture of electronic components and circuits.
  • Creates cost and schedules estimates for all proposed projects.
  • Creates and/or interprets technical drawings and schematics.
  • Prepares reports concerning projects, including outcomes and evaluations.

Synonyms or related job titles

Electronics Engineer, Computer Hardware Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Physical Design Engineer, System Integration Engineer

Discountinued, will be migrated to dedicated job family "Technicians / Skilled Trade"

Discontinued: will be migrated to Engineering | Automotive Engineering

Summary

The Application Engineering (Automotive) job family provides engineering support for the development and production of vehicles and vehicle systems. This includes the development of new products and technologies, as well as the continual improvement of existing products and technologies. They work closely with other engineering disciplines, such as mechanical, electrical, and software engineering, as well as with marketing, sales, and manufacturing. They are responsible for ensuring that new products meet customer needs and are compatible with existing products, as well as for ensuring that production processes are efficient and meet quality standards.

Typical activities

  • Performs failure, variation and root cause analyses.
  • Provides reports and information to co-workers, team members and the relevant bodies.
  • Uses and evaluates various information to come up with viable solutions to problems.
  • Works with computers and various pieces of software to achieve design goals.

Synonyms or related job titles

Automotive Engineer, Application Engineer, Design Engineer, Product Engineer

Summary
The Calculation / Simulation Engineering job family is responsible for the development and maintenance of calculation and simulation models used to support the engineering process. This includes developing and validating new models, as well as maintaining and improving existing models.

Job holders work closely with other engineers and scientists to ensure that the models accurately represent the real-world system being studied.

Typical Activities

  • Is responsible for system level simulation from initial concept phase through launch of systems.
  • Carries out simulations and makes proposals for system architecture, working closely with Systems Designers and Engineers.
  • Uses simulation software to design and carry out computational experiments.
  • Reports on current and potential investments in the engineering department based on simulations.
  • Measures metrics such as material resilience and structure stability.

Synonyms or related job titles

Simulation Engineer, Systems Simulation Engineer

Summary 
The Protoype Engineering job family consists of positions that are responsible for the design, development, and testing of prototypes for products, systems, and processes. These positions use a variety of tools and techniques to create prototypes that are used to evaluate the feasibility of a design, test the functionality of a product or system, or demonstrate the potential of a process. 

Prototypes may be created using a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, electronics, and software. Prototypes may be created using a variety of methods, including 3D printing, machining, and computer-aided design (CAD).

Typical Activities

  • Creates concepts or designs that can be used to develop a prototype.
  • Performs tests, analyzes, and interprets data to find flaws of new designs and products.
  • Prepares pre-production specimens of a product.

Synonyms or related job titles

Prototype Engineer, Product Engineer

Summary 
The Testing and Measuring Engineering (Automotive) job family is responsible for designing, developing, and conducting tests on automotive systems and components. They also develop and implement measurement systems to assess the performance of automotive systems and components. Job holders work to improve the safety, reliability, and quality of automotive products.

They support the maintenance and repair of test systems and test stands and are involved in ensuring that all products and prototypes produced by the business meet the required specifications. 

Typical Activities

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current measuring standards in the industry.
  • Carries out tests and measurements to ensure local emission, safety, or other legal standards are met.
  • Devises new and improved tests to ensure the best possible results for the business.

Synonyms or related job titles

Metrology Engineer, Measurement Engineer

Summary 
The Sales Engineering (Automotive) job family provides engineering and technical support to sales teams in the automotive industry. 

Job holders work with sales managers and engineers to develop and implement sales strategies, programs, and initiatives.  They also work with customers to understand their needs and requirements, and provide them with technical support and information. In addition, they develop and maintain relationships with automotive suppliers and other engineering and technical resources.

Typical Activities

  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships.
  • Provides technical solutions to client requirements.
  • Provides key information to the relevant bodies.
  • Delivers technical presentations to help sell products and services.

Synonyms or related job titles

Pre-Sales Engineer, Product Sales Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales Engineer, Solution Engineer, Solution Consultant

Summary 
The Trial / Test / Verification Engineering (Automotive) job family is responsible for the planning and execution of all aspects of the product development process for new or modified automotive products. This includes developing and maintaining the product development schedule, coordinating the development of test plans and prototypes, conducting test and validation activities, and managing the release of new products to the production line. 

Job holders work closely with other members of the product development team to ensure that new products meet all safety, performance, and quality requirements.

Typical Activities

  • Develops specification catalogs for tests.
  • Designs and conducts tests for products.
  • Provides documentation for product certification.

Synonyms or related job titles

Verification Engineer, Certification Engineer, Functional Safety Engineer

Summary
The Structural Engineering job family is responsible for the analysis, design, and construction of structures, including buildings, bridges, dams, and other infrastructure. 

Job holders work with a variety of materials, including concrete, steel, and wood, and use a variety of methods.  They must understand and calculate the stability, strength, rigidity, and earthquake-susceptibility of buildings and nonbuilding structures. They can also be involved in the design of machinery and products where structural integrity affects functioning and safety. 

Typical Activities

  • Prepares schematics and work drawings for construction and maintenance of structures.
  • Examines and approves engineering and architectural drawings.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of building codes and regulations.
  • Supervises the construction of projects by contractors on site.

Synonyms or related job titles

Structural Engineer, Stress Analyst

Summary
The Architecture job family is responsible for the design of all aspects of the built environment, from the smallest private homes to the largest public buildings and infrastructure projects. Job holders must have a deep understanding of construction methods and materials, as well as an appreciation for the aesthetic value of their work. In addition to producing original designs, architects must also be able to oversee the construction process and ensure that the finished product meets the client's expectations.

Typical activities

  • Designs and oversees the construction of buildings and other structures.
  • Designs or selects appropriate materials, tools, and construction methods for each project. 
  • Drafts and presents detailed plans, elevations, sections, and other drawings required for construction. 
  • Ensures that the plans meet the needs of the client and comply with building codes and regulations.
  • Conducts feasibility studies and site evaluations.
  • Visits construction sites to monitor progress and ensure that the project is proceeding according to plan.
  • Provides input on construction methods and schedules.
  • Addresses problems and issues that arise during construction.

Synonyms or related job titles

Architectural Engineer, Architect

Summary
The Chemical Engineering job family is responsible for the development, design, and operation of chemical plants and processes. Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, and physics to solve problems in the production of chemicals, fuels, and other products. They work in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and manufacturing.

Typical Activities

  • Develops chemical products or designs chemical production processes.
  • Conducts experiments of chemical analysis and synthesis with organic or inorganic substances.
  • Conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests.
  • Performs qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials.
  • Develops and/or follows regulatory and safety procedures to ensure safety and compliance whilst operating equipment and experimenting.
  • Troubleshoots problems with chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Identifies ways to optimize performance of chemical processes.
  • Analyzes data and results from experiments.
  • Works with other engineering teams to create new and improved chemical processes.

Synonyms or related job titles

Chemist, Chemical Engineer, Engineering Scientist, Process Control Engineer, Process Engineer, Research Chemical Engineer, Chemical Analyst

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Summary
The Automotive Engineering job family is responsible for the design, development, and production of automobiles and their components. This includes the planning and execution of projects from concept to production, as well as the management of teams and resources. Job holders work with a variety of disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, and software engineering.

Typical Activities

  • Conducts or directs system-level automotive testing.
  • Conducts automotive design reviews.
  • Develops engineering specifications or cost estimates for automotive design concepts.
  • Performs failure, variation, and root cause analyses.
  • Provides reports and information to co-workers, team members and the relevant bodies.

Synonyms or related job titles

Application Engineer, Product Engineer, Automotive Engineer

Summary

The Environmental Engineering job family  supports, plans and designs engineering systems that prevent and control environmental hazards and harmful substances. Waste treatment, site remediation and pollution control are all aspects of an environmental engineer's aims. They work to protect public health and the environment by managing and reducing the exposure of people and ecosystems to hazardous materials. 

Job holders work to develop and implement environmental protection and abatement programs, and to design and operate systems to control and mitigate environmental pollution. They may also be involved in the development of environmental education and outreach programs.

Typical activities

  • Assesses the environmental impact of companies and their projects and provide solutions through engineering.
  • Advises companies on their work and offers advice on how they can adhere to environmental laws and regulations.
  • Designs engineering processes and equipment to control and manage environmental hazards.
  • Investigates and records the progress of environmental improvement programs.
  • Assists in informing and developing the training of workers to comply with environmental laws and restrictions.