Engineer Interview Questions

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Tell me about a time when you influenced the outcome of a project by taking a leadership role.

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  1. 1.

    Tell me about a time when you influenced the outcome of a project by taking a leadership role.

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    What single project or task would you consider the most significant accomplishment in your career so far?

  3. 3.

    Why did you choose this discipline of engineering?

  4. 4.

    What was your biggest disappointment as an Engineer?

  5. 5.

    By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.

  6. 6.

    What academic courses have you taken that will benefit you in this position?

  7. 7.

    What trends are you aware of in this industry? How do you think trends should fit in with standard projects?

  8. 8.

    What have you done to further your own professional development in the past 5 years?

  9. 9.

    What are three personality traits you believe an Engineer should have?

  10. 10.

    What do you feel is the most important skill an Engineer should possess?

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    Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it.

  12. 12.

    How has your education prepared you for this position?

  13. 13.

    Have you ever been overloaded with work?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about your experience in dealing with routine engineering work. How do you keep from getting bored?

  15. 15.

    What was your greatest accomplishment as an Engineer?

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    How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?

  17. 17.

    What is your philosophy towards work?

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    What area of engineering do you find most challenging?

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    What excites you the most about a career as an Engineer?

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    What engineering skills have you developed or improved on in the past year?

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    What programs related to this position are you able to use?

  22. 22.

    How would you deal with an upset client?

  23. 23.

    Why do you want a career as an Engineer?

  24. 24.

    Are you happy with your career as an Engineer?

  25. 25.

    What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?

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    How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?

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    What do you dislike about being an Engineer?

  28. 28.

    What do you think will be your weakness in this position?

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    How has your previous work experience prepared you for this position?

  30. 30.

    What are you doing to keep current in technology?

  31. 31.

    Tell me about a problem you faced recently where you were unsure of the answer. How did you research the problem and find a correct solution?

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    Describe the most significant written technical report or presentation that you had to complete.

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    Tell me about the most challenging engineering project that you have been involved with during the past year.

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    What is your overall career objective? Do you see yourself working in engineering ten years from now? If not, what do you think you will be doing?