Graduate Engineer 

(Female, Age 23) from Irving, TX

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Graduate Engineer
Salary $52,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Irving, TX
Years Experience 3 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Civil Engineering firm, owned by parent corporation AECOM.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am responsible of the design of commercial and residential developments

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
medical dnetal 401k

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes, I love working with people and clients. I like to have human interaction it keeps things interesting.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 7
Benefits: 4
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 1
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Arrive at work. Check email. Worked on exhibit for client.
8am to 9am Continued working of exhibit for client. Spoke with surveyor to find information on recorded plats for a piece of property.
9am to 10am printed exhibits and gathered information for meeting. Spent a few mins making sure that CAD techs had work for the rest of day.
10am to 11am Travel to Meeting with client
11am to 12pm Meeting with client. Cleared up issues on property. Also met with lawyer to clear up issues with property.
12pm to 1pm Lunch
1pm to 2pm travel to city to submit documents.
2pm to 3pm Submitted documents to city for review. Met with director of Public Works to clarify where he wanted a road to be located.
3pm to 4pm Still in meeting with public works director.
4pm to 5pm Travel back to office and then home for the day.
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
School job fair

What was the application process?
Job Fair Interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I met with 6 diffrent people in office and was interviewed by all of them.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I can not remember

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, they are always teaching me new things that make me a better employee.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Just School

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, It is a must!

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Get a degree in civil. engineering and you should have no problem finding a job. WE have a major shortage of engineers!

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills, mus be able to talk to clients and regulatory agencies. Must have strong math skills, be able to calculate grading, pipe flow ect.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, a degree and several years of experiance

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Work hard, play harder, dont let the stress get to you.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, I plan to progress in this company.

What are your current career goals?
I want to have my PE License in the next 2 years and become a project manager.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no thanks

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Graduate Engineer 3 years 53000 Engineer in Training, Commercial and Residential Development design.
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.5

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3 Texas Tech Civil Engineering
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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