In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I will finish my interview with historian Clifford Zink who wrote The Roebling Legacy and bring you 10 more characteristics that made John Roebling a great engineer.
In this second half of the interview, Clifford discussed Roebling’s projects and proposals and how he exhibited these characteristics that made him one of the greatest engineers of all times. Clifford also discussed Roebling’s son, Washington Roebling who took over his father’s role in building the Brooklyn Bridge and his daughter-in-law Emily Warren Roebling who is known today as the first woman field engineer.
Listen to this podcast episode and learn about how John Roebling exhibited the following characteristics and you can do the same in your engineering career:
- Have a marketing mindset.
- Be an entrepreneur.
- Communicate well with people.
- Be a great writer.
- Instill confidence in other people.
- Be able to present proposals.
- Be sensitive to the culture of the community that you work in.
- Try to learn about things outside of your field.
- Be intense.
- Don’t go too far outside your field.
I thank Clifford Zink and the Roebling Museum for their hospitality. I enjoyed this visit and I hope you did too as a TECC podcast listener.
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Which characteristics do you think you should focus on developing to become a great engineer?
I would love to hear any questions you might have or stories you might share on how these characteristics have helped you in your engineering career.
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success