Engineer Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Engineer interview, here are 34 interview questions and answer examples.

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How has your education prepared you for this position?

Show the interviewer that you can connect academic theory to practice and that you know the general academic disciplines that are used in the industry for which you are applying. For a strong answer, summarize your education and then tell the interviewer how you plan to use your education and how you hope to refine your knowledge in the position for which you are applying. The example answer is for a Civil Engineer applying to work in the construction industry.

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34 Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. How has your education prepared you for this position?

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

  • 3. 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?

  • 4. What area of engineering do you find most challenging?

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

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

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

  • 8. 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?

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

  • 10. What are you doing to keep current in technology?

  • 11. What do you dislike about being an Engineer?

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

  • 13. What programs related to this position are you able to use?

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

  • 15. Why did you choose this discipline of engineering?

  • 16. How would you deal with an upset client?

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

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

  • 19. Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it.

  • 20. What was your greatest accomplishment as an Engineer?

  • 21. What was your biggest disappointment as an Engineer?

  • 22. Are you happy with your career as an Engineer?

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

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

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

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

  • 27. Why do you want a career as an Engineer?

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

  • 29. Have you ever been overloaded with work?

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

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

  • 32. What is your philosophy towards work?

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

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