Personal Qualities & Skills

As an engineer, you need:

  • To have technical ability.
  • An interest in mathematics, science and technology.
  • The ability to combine an analytical, logical approach with creativity and imagination to solve problems.
  • To work well as part of a team.
  • The ability to encourage other people’s ideas.
  • To be flexible and able to compromise.
  • Strong communication skills to write reports and to explain complex information to people from non-technical backgrounds.
  • Organisational skills to plan your own time and to co-ordinate resources.
  • A willingness to take on responsibility and to lead and motivate others.
  • Good IT skills – a lot of engineering work involves using computers.
  • To be willing to keep up to date with advances in engineering.

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