An important Quality for an Engineer is to know how to handle any type of project within the given Time, Scope and Cost
One more quality is that a great Engineer should make use of the Lessons Learned knowing the value of it
Also consider the social aspects of engineering. An engineer should also be open-minded, accept constructive criticism, be open to user input, be collaborative, share.
Thank you "Tiberius Brastaviceanu" that is realy a good point
One important quality of good engineer is to be honest with others and him self as well
being honest is an important one to be human before being an engineer :)
Good Engineer is always looking after developing his knowladge ... must keep up to date with new methods in his field
I agree with most comments, and I would add that a quality engineer is one with eye for details, but at the same time - and that's what many engineers miss - have to pull him self out and have a bird-view to see how things can be done in a better way, I believe that most of us are so busy with the process that we don't take time to improve it.
Well, quality is all what was said as maun points, but the real quality comes from the details
Good Engineer - knows what do prioritize and what not to. He knows that he should keep his team updated about the status of work he is doing. Respect team members. Be humble. Knows "change is eternal", how to scope it w/o risk is engineering management. Knows that he is not the first or the last engineer on earth!
I thank all the people who have commented and respect all these answers, as I am away to go to collage and I needed ideas for a personal statement, if anyone has ideas then I would be delighted to hear from you?
Great discussions all .. i was happy reading it all :)
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