Engineer Interview Questions

34 Questions and Answers by Allison Atkinson

Question 1 of 34

How would you deal with an upset client?

Engineer Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    How would you deal with an upset client?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    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?

  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.

    Why do you want a career as an Engineer?

  7. 7.

    What do you dislike about being an Engineer?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it.

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    How has your education prepared you for this position?

  14. 14.

    Have you ever been overloaded with work?

  15. 15.

    What was your greatest accomplishment as an Engineer?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    What area of engineering do you find most challenging?

  18. 18.

    What is your philosophy towards work?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    Why did you choose this discipline of engineering?

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

    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?

  28. 28.

    What are you doing to keep current in technology?

  29. 29.

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

  30. 30.

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

  31. 31.

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

  32. 32.

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

  33. 33.

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

  34. 34.

    Are you happy with your career as an Engineer?