Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Description:

Electrical Engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of electrical control systems, machinery and equipments. They also deal with problems associated with power transmission and electrical machines.

Facts:

  • Electrical Engineers work in a variety of roles in diverse areas of projects ranging from transport networks to manufacturing, constructions and building services.

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to understand technical language
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong written communication skills

A Typical Day:

  • Testing installations and systems
  • Making sure projects meet safety regulations
  • Estimating cost and time lines required for certain projects.
  • A lot of time is spent on tasks like discussing proposals with clients.

Entry Requirements

  • Foundation degree
  • BTEC HNC/HND or a degree in an Electrical Engineering related subject

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://careerplanning.about.com

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