Description of Operations:
Engineers need to be able to draw upon and apply a great deal of knowledge and training in the areas of higher mathematics, as well as the natural and physical sciences. Engineers may specialize in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical or process design.
Related to engineers are the services offered by architects. Oftentimes, engineering operations also have architects on staff or other contractual associations with architectural companies. Engineers are involved in a wide variety of applications that may include roads, bridges, railways and airports, as well as various other buildings or facilities.
Due to the varied areas of knowledge or expertise needed by an engineer, education, certification, experience and professionalism are items to consider, in addition to the background in the field of expertise needed.