Roles within an Engineering Department

  1. Electrical Engineer: Electrical engineers design, develop, and test electrical systems and equipment. They work on various projects, such as designing power generation and distribution systems, or developing electronic devices and communication systems.
  2. Mechanical Engineer: Mechanical engineers design and build machines, tools, and mechanical systems. They analyze and test designs, supervise the manufacturing process, and ensure the functionality and safety of mechanical components.
  3. Project Manager: Project managers oversee the planning, execution, and completion of engineering projects. They manage resources, set project timelines, and ensure that the project stays on track and meets the required specifications.
  4. Quality Assurance Engineer: Quality assurance engineers develop and implement quality control processes and systems to ensure that engineering projects meet the necessary standards and regulatory requirements. They conduct inspections, perform tests, and analyze data to identify areas for improvement.
  5. Research and Development Engineer: Research and development engineers conduct research and experiments to develop new products, processes, or technologies. They analyze data, create prototypes, and collaborate with other teams to bring innovative ideas to fruition.
  6. Structural Engineer: Structural engineers design and analyze the structural integrity of buildings, bridges, dams, and other infrastructure projects. They use advanced computer software to ensure that structures can withstand various loads and environmental conditions.
  7. Systems Engineer: Systems engineers design and integrate complex engineering systems. They analyze the interactions between different components and ensure that the systems function properly. Systems engineers often work on projects such as aerospace or defense systems.
Check out the jargon for this department here!