Engineering Professionals N.e.c.
Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.
- Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems
- Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys
- Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture
- Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials
- Prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details
- Examines and advises on patent applications
- Provides technical consultancy services.
Chartered engineers possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.