At AQPE, one of our main objectives is to differentiate the most qualified engineers, and give them the right recognition to revitalize their career opportunities to the maximum. But what are the competencies we assess to achieve this? Let’s take a look.
Area 1: Application of engineering knowledge
1 – Analysis of engineering problems:
When a new challenge appears in the life of an engineer, his analytical skills are an essential aspect in order to elaborate an initial approach according to the needs of the project. This competence must be clearly reinforced in any professional engineer, to ensure an optimal development of the activities to be carried out.
2 – Design of solutions
After duly analyzing each challenge, a professional engineer must be able to design the best solution for each of them. This competence represents the core of the work of engineers, since a correct approach of the necessary tasks to be executed in each project marks the path towards the final achievement of the objectives set.
Area 2: Practical Application of Engineering Knowledge
3 – Implementation
In addition to analyzing the challenges of the project and designing the appropriate solutions for it, the engineer must know how to manage all the necessary elements so that the development of the activity is carried out in the right way. A correct distribution of the work to the team members will result in a fluid work dynamic, and will minimize the possible obstacles that may arise along the way.
Area 3: Management and leadership
4 – Planning
When designing solutions for his projects, the engineer must think in advance about each of the steps necessary for its development. A clear planning will facilitate not only his work, but also the work of all the people involved. Therefore, at AQPE we believe that a Professional Engineer must be competent when executing his projects, so that his best ideas can be implemented as efficiently as possible.
5 – Resource management
The development of an engineering project involves a multitude of variables to be taken into account, but resource management is undoubtedly one of the most important. A professional engineer must limit his actions, always seeking to respect the initial budget agreed with the client. In addition, he must be concerned from the first moment of having all the necessary elements for its achievement, knowing how to use each one of them in the right situation.
6 – Leadership
A Professional Engineer analyzes, designs, plans, and implements solutions for each project, and also leads each activity with determination. He is clear about his ideas, and knows how to carry them out. He works to instill a collaborative spirit in his team members, as well as leveraging their individual strengths to bring out the best in each of them.
7 – Continuous Improvement
The Japanese word “Kaizen”, written with the characters Kai (change) and Zen (better), gives its name to the vital objective of Japanese professionals: never to be satisfied with their current state, and to advance every day in a process of continuous improvement. Similarly, all professional engineers have shown their willingness to adopt “Kaizen” as a way of life.
Area 4: Interpersonal skills
8 – Communication
After having successfully developed the project, a Professional Engineer has the confidence and know-how to communicate the objectives achieved to the client and to all the partners involved in the plan. At the same time, knowing how to communicate requests to the team during its progress, and ensuring that there is always an optimal working environment to carry out the necessary activities, are essential skills when it comes to progressing in their work.
Area 5: Social Implications of Engineering
9 – Professional commitment
A professional engineer is fully involved in each of his projects, from the analysis and design of the solutions to their conclusion, passing through all the stages necessary for the achievement of the objectives initially set. All the people involved know that they can count on him or her in any circumstance, always receiving a receptive and collaborative response.
10 – Safety and Environment
Finally, we consider it essential that sustainability is an implicit value in all the actions carried out by an engineer. The care of the sites in which they carry out their projects, the use of production methods that make use of renewable energies, or the proper management of the waste generated, are some of the actions that professional engineers carry out on a daily basis.
From AQPE, we believe that an engineer with all these competences deserves to be called Professional Engineer.
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