The Wonderful World of Structural Engineering Design
Electrical engineering design is a very exciting, but rare career for electrical engineers. Electrical engineers are involved in projects from the conception to the detail of the design to testing; and implementation and handover. They may be involved in some maintenance programs as well. Also, with having technical knowledge, electrical engineers need to be able to project, manage, and multitask. They must be able to have commercial awareness. Additional attributes, such as team leadership or management skills, are possible, as careers progress.
Many electrical engineers work in a multidisciplinary project team, which is more likely to include engineers from other important specialist areas as well as architects; marketing and sales staff; customer service, manufacturers, and technicians. Depending on who the employer, engineering professionals may be involved in all parts of the development and design process, or just one particular stage.
While the work varies according to the industry, common tasks include identifying designing systems and products, finding out what customers’ requirements are, and reading designs that are very special. To monitor a product in use to improve on future designs, the following are required as well:
-Researching suitable solutions
-Estimating cost and timescales
-Preparing documentation of the product
-Servicing and maintaining equipment
-Proposing retests and modifications
-Products to qualify the final product system
-Communicating with clients and contractors
-Recording, analyzing, and interpreting data
-Attending meetings on site for various reasons
Working with other standards, such as British (BS) or European (EN) design software, is very interesting, but rare.
To know how challenging electrical engineering design can be, most people pursuing the profession with a degree in this field need to know specifics like aeronautical engineering, building, and service engineering. Knowing these subjects proficiently is very beneficial for success in this field. Other proficient knowledge is also very important to be successful in this career: computing and software engineering; physics and applied physics; and communications engineering. Not to mention, mechanical and production engineering. And that’s just some of it- you may wish to work toward gaining professional status at either incorporated engineering (IENG, or chartered engineering (CENG) level. Both qualifications are awarded by the Engineering Council. With these criteria, engineers would be qualified for more recognition of expertise, and a higher income bracket than other engineers.
In being one of my special interests, I’ve also learned a great deal to gain professional status with problem solving membership with IET, which is essential for successful career development. This will enable you to keep up to date with developing technologies; establish networks with other engineers in your field; and related fields at conferences and regional meetings. But I also found out that the UK engineering qualifications are recognized in most countries, which mean that you have to take additional tests. Most overseas organizations will expect chartered engineer status. This particular field is exciting and accelerating very fast, and it is most needed. I found out that’s the reason why it takes many years of hard work, and the right training.