A Mechanical Design Engineer

Updated: Mar 9, 2021

On this weeks’ careers in construction meet Tim, a Mechanical Design Engineer. Mechanical design engineers are professionals who have the ability to apply engineering principles, physics and materials science for the analysis, design, installation and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical design engineers create solutions, which can range from small component designs to large scale systems.

1. Why did you choose this career path?

It’s interesting, this career sort of chose me to be honest. Before I graduated from university, I hadn’t a clue what I wanted to do as a Mechanical Engineer. Nevertheless, I love the construction industry.

2. What did you study in school/university?

I studied a BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering.

3. What certifications are associated with your career?

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) or Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

4. What advice do you have for someone looking to pursue this career path?

  • Find a role model

  • Gain on site work experience, dabble in a bit of tools.

  • Build on your skill set

  • Join a network/society/association

  • Build up your resilience

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