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Question 1: Do you have a Professional Registration Adviser and did he/she review your application?

It is important to remember the name and title of your Professional Registration Adviser (PRA), for example, John Doe CEng FIET.

Question 2: Was your application reviewed by your line managers and/or Professional Registration Mentor?

For your application, it is necessary to have at least two sponsors who are chartered engineers. This includes your line manager and another engineer who has a good overview of your work.

Question 3: What major projects have you worked on?

I have had the opportunity to work on the design and construction of a €2 billion flying car project.

Question 4: What exactly did you do? What decisions did you make? Who else was involved in the decision making? Did you do them yourself or was this contracted out to other firms? What was the outcome?

During my MSc degree, I conducted extensive research on this new technology and identified an opportunity to explore its potential. I prepared a report for my company, outlining the potential earnings from developing this technology. I presented the report to the CEO and other board members, and also prepared a specification document for the system. As the lead engineer, I conducted weekly stakeholder meetings and produced minutes of the meetings. Additionally, I attended a 5-day training course to enhance my knowledge of this technology.

Question 9: What budget do you work with each year? Tell us how you plan such a complex task. How do you negotiate for resources?

The budget I work with each year is €5 million. To plan such a complex task, I produce quality plans that detail the work to be carried out, the order in which it will be done, responsibilities, and the quality assurance grade for each item of work. When negotiating for resources, I present the plans and demonstrate the value and impact of the project to secure the necessary resources.

Question 10: What are/were the most challenging aspects of your role?

The most challenging aspects of my role include delivering technical presentations in German and negotiating for budgets to enable research to be carried out effectively.

Question 11: Give examples of continuous improvement activities you are involved with?

I am involved in quality audit checks and post-job debriefs after completing tasks. These activities help identify areas for improvement and ensure continuous development.

Question 12: Do you technically develop, supervise, or carry out appraisals and salary reviews for team members or younger engineers?

As a development officer, I provide guidance and support to five younger engineers, helping them identify development opportunities and training courses. I also supervise and provide technical leadership to engineers working under me.

Question 13: Expand on the technical aspects of the projects you have implemented.

In the projects I have implemented, I wrote codes to enable the input file to be read, connected to the software, and calculated alarms. Additionally, I created a front-end Graphical User Interface (GUI) that allows users to specify the input and output file destinations. Furthermore, I designed a database that displayed the outputs in an Excel format.

Question 14: What is the most complex practical engineering challenge you have solved? What made it challenging?

The most complex practical engineering challenge I have solved was the design of a flying car using new technology. The challenge stemmed from the integration of various systems and ensuring the safety and efficiency of the vehicle.

Question 15: Describe the most challenging technical report that you have had to produce or a challenging presentation that you have had to deliver.

The most challenging technical report I had to produce was a feasibility and viability report for the CEO and board of directors of my company. It required extensive research, analysis, and clear communication of complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

Question 16: What is the major lesson (non-technical) you have learned on your job? What new engineering skill have you recently acquired? How have you applied both to different projects?

One major lesson I have learned on the job is the importance of effective communication and collaboration. Recently, I have acquired programming skills, which have allowed me to automate certain processes and improve efficiency in different projects.

Question 17: What steps are you taking to broaden your scope of expertise? For example, research in other sectors?

To broaden my scope of expertise, I plan to complete an MBA degree. This will provide me with a deeper understanding of business management principles and allow me to apply them to engineering projects in various sectors.