What is it like working as a Project Engineer?
Project Engineer in Los Angeles:
Pros: It offers unique challenges that allow to me to constantly use my critical thinking to come up with solutions. Being the focal point of ensuring project delivery keeps me motivated to do well in the eyes of my peers, supervisors and clients. Constantly improving our management systems increases the efficiency of how well I can perform my job scope. The flexibility that comes with managing my own schedule with the ultimate purpose of ensuring successful project delivery.
Cons: Running shop tech errands that completely throw off my day by having to pick up equipment, drop-off equipment, etc. Performing too much office paperwork that takes away from my time to utilize in actually managing projects (scanning/writing reports/etc). I dread reviewing contracts as they are absolutely boring.
Project Engineer in Utica:
Pros: I love my job and my first project is a 18 month $1.5 Billion, nanotechnology clean room facility in my home town, a dream come true.
Cons: I have a dog and girlfriend who hate when I travel, and my employer set my work hours for me. Its a high stress job.