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Engineering

Summary

Engineers design, implement, and refine the systems needed to effectively manage a variety of manufacturing, design or development processes or products, including human workflow, logistics, cost analyses, quality control, and stock control. They also work alongside other departments, such as sales and management, to clarify project feasibility, demand, and profitability. Throughout projects, they maintain accurate records of all activities and expenditures.

Typical activities

  • Work with other departments to clarify project feasibility and project expenses.
  • Design, implement, test, and evaluate manufacturing processes.
  • Identify and procure all necessary materials for projects.
  • Maintain precise records for all aspects of supervised projects.
  • Oversee the adherence to all standard operating procedures and safety guidelines.

Synonyms or related job titles

Engineer, Technical Expert, Fellow, Technician

Summary

Automotive engineers are responsible for carrying out direct system-level testing, and they also may conduct design reviews. They work with other design teams to develop the correct design specifications required for specific production lines, and also carry out comprehensive cost estimates too.

Typical activities

  • Perform failure, variation and root cause analyses.
  • Provide reports and information to co-workers, team members and the relevant bodies.
  • Use and evaluate various information to come up with viable solutions to problems.
  • Work with computers and various pieces of software to achieve design goals.

Summary

Architectural engineers are directly involved in the planning and building of new structures and the modification of existing structures. They ensure the successful design through scale or technical drawings and blueprints. They may also coordinate the activities of active projects and work with other teams and clients to ensure the work is completed correctly.

Typical activities

  • Define processes for technical platforms and system specifications.
  • Identify and resolve system design weaknesses.
  • Provide multi-layered technical expertise for next generation initiatives.
  • Plan and design new structures.

Synonyms or related job titles

Architect

Summary

Calculation simulation engineering employees use various pieces of simulation software to carry out various computational experiments on products and other items used by the company in order to test and improve upon old ideas and find new ones. They work with large amounts of data to measure performance of products.

Typical activities

  • Use simulation software to carry out computational experiments.
  • Present results to senior staff and discuss the next appropriate actions.
  • Report on current and potential investments in the engineering department based on simulations.
  • Measure metrics such as material resilience and structure stability.

Summary

Chemical engineers have many responsibilities including working with large data sets from various processes and experiments in order to process results. They need to help develop proper safety procedures for operating equipment and handling chemicals. They are also required to work with various chemicals within various engineering processes. 

Typical activities

  • Troubleshoot problems with chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Identify ways to optimise performance of chemical processes.
  • Analyse data and results from experiments.
  • Work with other engineering teams to create new and improved chemical processes

Synonyms or related job titles

Chemist, Chemical Engineer

Summary

Civil engineers plan, design, and manage the construction of various public and private structures, including roads, bridges, railroads, canals, dams, harbors, airports, utilities, and more. They also evaluate the viability of proposed projects using criteria such as cost and local zoning regulations. They may also be required to recruit and train staff as needed.

Typical activities

  • Evaluate the feasibility of proposed infrastructure projects.
  • Plan, design, and manage the construction of assigned projects.
  • Create and/or interpret blueprints and other technical drawings.
  • Recruit and train additional staff on an as-needed basis.

Synonyms or related job titles

Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer

Summary

Electrical engineers use current techniques and research to design, test, and oversee the manufacture of electrical components and equipment in a host of applications, including commercial, industrial, military, and scientific. In pursuit of this goal, they may also conduct and evaluate their own research related to proposed components and equipment.

Typical activities

  • Design, test, and oversee the manufacture of electrical components.
  • Conduct and evaluate related research on an as-needed basis.
  • Create reports, documentation, and procedures for project evaluation, installation, and maintenance.
  • Recruit and train additional staff as needed.

Synonyms or related job titles

Electrical Engineer, Electric power generation engineer, Electromechanical engineer

Summary

Electronics engineers employ the latest research in electronic engineering to design, test, and manage the production of electronic components and circuits to be used in a wide array of industries, including aerospace, acoustics, telecommunication, arms, manufacturing, and more. Before beginning implementation, they will estimate costs, maintenance requirements, and project schedules.

Typical activities

  • Create cost and schedule estimates for all proposed projects.
  • Design, test, and manage the manufacture of electronic components and circuits.
  • Create and/or read technical drawings and schematics.
  • Prepare reports concerning projects, including outcomes and evaluations.

Synonyms or related job titles

Electronics Engineer, Computer Hardware Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer

Summary

Mechanical engineers oversee the planning, design, production, installation, and maintenance of various tools, equipment, machines, and engines, including those used in gas, water, heat, and steam systems. After production, they test all products to ensure objectives were successful. Then, they provide all necessary documentation to appropriate departments.

Typical activities

  • Be involved in the design, production, and maintenance of various tools and machines.
  • Conduct tests/research on projects throughout the design and manufacturing process.
  • Provide necessary documentation to appropriate departments.

Synonyms or related job titles

Mechanical Engineer, Engine Designer, Marine Engineer, Mechanic

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Summary 
Prototype engineering staff work with various engineering and development tools as part of a large team in order to design, and conduct tests of new product prototypes. They serve as working models for future plans for the business, and prototype engineers are responsible for finding new approaches and designs to help the business to grow. 

Typical activities

  • Use various computer programs to conduct virtual product tests.
  • Design and construct new product prototypes.
  • Work with big data to design the best approaches for the business.
  • Report on product progress.

Summary 
Sales engineers are involved in strengthening the overall understanding of customer requirements and desires, in the effort to produce products and services that best reflect those needs. They are involved in the sale of products that require extensive technical expertise and support for installation and use. They will talk directly with customers and other engineers to ensure the needs are being met.

Typical activities

  • Establish and maintain personal relationships.
  • Provide technical solutions to client requirements.
  • Provide key information to the relevant bodies.
  • Deliver technical presentations to help sell products and services.

Synonyms or related job titles

Sales Engineer

Summary

Structural engineers are directly involved in the design and construction of new buildings or for organising the maintenance of existing ones. They conduct surveys and prepare schematics for construction and maintenance. They must maintain working knowledge of various building codes and regulations.

Typical activities

  • Develop and implement capital improvement plans.
  • Prepare schematics and work drawings for construction and maintenance of structures.
  • Examine and approve engineering and architectural drawings.
  • Estimate costs of projects and write contracts and building specifications.

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Structural Engineer

Summary

Technicians assist engineers and scientists with developing, calibrating, and testing equipment, using classic mechanical engineering principles along with the most recent advances in applied theory. They also gather and analyse test data to discover equipment issues, malfunctions, and other potential problems.

Typical activities

  • Support engineers and scientists with equipment design, development, and maintenance.
  • Test equipment to discover problems.
  • Keep records of maintenance and repair work.

Synonyms or related job titles

Engineering Technician, Coremaker, Metal Casting Moulder, Brazier, Flame Cutter, Welder, Boilersmith, Coppersmith, Panel Beater, Tinsmith, Erector, Preparer, Riveter, Cable and Rope Splicer, Rigger, Die Maker, Gunsmith, Jig Maker, Locksmith, Patternmaker, Toolmaker, Metal Turner, Tool Grinder

Summary 
Testing and measuring engineering staff are involved in ensuring that all products and prototypes produced by the business meet the required specifications. They are also responsible for ensuring these specifications are updated regularly to meet other standards set within the local region or national region.

Typical activities

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current measuring standards in the industry.
  • Carry out tests and measurements of products to ensure they meet these standards.
  • Devise new and improved tests to ensure the best possible results for the business.
  • Work with other engineering departments to aid in more successful designs.

Summary 
Trial and testing engineering staff are responsible for carrying out various tests of the products produced by the busines in order to ensure they meet the specifications and guidelines set by the business itself or legal authorities. They set up and design working test plans and help to put them to use.

Typical activities

  • Design tests for products that meet local specifications.
  • Carry out these tests and educate other staff on how they can improve the products and where they are failing to meet expectations.
  • Set up relevant test environments for each of the business’ products.
  • Work with various reporting software to evaluate test results.