What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Project Manager, Engineering in Indianapolis:
"Project Management Engineering."
To be successful at project management, it's imperative to master time management, money management, and emotional management. Things can go wrong and they may, but it's your job to attempt to prevent it ahead of time, prepare for it, predict what will happen and when, and then manage the solution. In my every day job, it's also helpful to learn and master people skills. I believe that project managers with people skills are a lot more successful in the career.
Project Manager, Engineering in Washington:
"Always seek wisdom."
Get several mentors on your team. One mentor for your engineering career, a mentor for your management role, know yourself and know your team's strength.
Project Manager, Engineering in Salida:
"Always thinking about projects."
Take into account that you will probably be working a lot in your spare time thinking about your projects.
Project Manager, Engineering in Columbus:
Identify the risks and plan for those you identify through either time, money or design.
Project Manager, Engineering in Orlando:
The career ceiling within Civil Engineering isn't as high as I had hoped. Unless you own your own business, you can only ascend so far and earn so much.
That said, I take a lot of pride in my profession and am able to have a high level of identity with my work.