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In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to help a young structural engineer overcome a serious challenge he faces. He has been leaving some important technical details off of his design plans, which is extremely dangerous and can affect not only his career development but also the safety of the public.
This happens more often than it should today, and I have found that it is mostly related to engineers trying to do too many things at the same time. A structural design, for example, is something that requires a lot of focus and attention.
“Quality begins on the inside…then works its way out.” – Bob Moawad
The career-changing tip at the end of the show will help you implement more consistency in your career and daily life.
Listen to this session and learn:
- How to create quality-control tools that will help you avoid costly technical mistakes as an engineer.
- Ways to implement quality controls company-wide (as opposed to just for your own use).
- How to build confidence in yourself when you don’t believe that you can be a great engineer.
- Ways to use past victories in your career to push you forward.
- How to learn and build on your mistakes or failures in your engineering career.
- How to create a new habit in your engineering career.
Resources and links mentioned in this session include:
Free Resources for Engineers
An Event for Engineers Who Are Seeking Partnership
Institute for Engineering Career Development
The Five Laws that Determine All of Life’s Outcomes
Click Here for Session #13 Transcription
How Do You Ensure Quality Designs?
I would love to hear from you about how you ensure quality in your design work.
Please leave your comments below.
To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success