Engineers seldom work in isolation

Engineers seldom work in isolation. On the contrary, they almost always work in teams and almost always have to supervise the work of others. Engineers often begin their careers using the professional skills acquired during their training, but they usually rise to the higher ranks of management as their careers progress. Their increased and broader knowledge, and the contacts and links that they have made in the industry allow them to be more valuable as managers than as pure engineers. To this end it is important for engineers to have good human relations skills. Team building skills, problem solving skills and communications skills are important when working on complex multi-disciplinary projects. The design and construction of an aircraft requires the co-ordination and management of a large range of personnel. No single engineer can do this task. The various aspects of design and manufacturing have to be broken into tasks that are within the ability and skills of various work groups to achieve