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?

"My program in civil engineering generally exposed me to the discipline. I took introductory classes in water resources, structures, and geotech. As a construction engineer, I anticipate seeing how projects drawing on these disciplines are built. I knew I wanted to work in construction, so I took my elective courses in Cost Engineering and Construction Scheduling. Since I'm applying for a position as an estimator, I believe much of this coursework will directly transfer to my position. I know I want to work in construction for several years, and I anticipate taking a PE review course before applying for licensure or potentially pursuing a Master's in Construction Management."

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34 Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

Below is a list of our Engineer interview questions. Click on any interview question to view our answer advice and answer examples. You may view 15 answer examples before our paywall loads. Afterwards, you'll be asked to upgrade to view the rest of our 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?