What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Principal Mechanical Engineer in Swindon:
"The needs of others"
Communication and team-building are key to becoming successful within the role. In order to have reached the position of PE you have demonstrated technical capability above the average level. It is easy to become focused on the solution to a challenge and forget that the team you support need to make the journey with you. Although this can be frustrating at times, it is a fundamental part of the role and should never be undervalued.