EA Summary Statement

EA Summary Statement

Another session of the tutorials for Professional Engineer EA Summary Statement is here to guide you through the third part of the Summary Statement preparation. As is practice we will not only mention and explain the general parts, but also provide examples, which are highly sought for as we understand form the correspondence with our clients. Take good notice of them and compare to your own work, so as to have the best use of our guidance.


EA Summary Statement – Part 3 – Professional and Personal Attributes

This is the final part of the EA Summary Statement and it deals with the applying engineers’ personal traits with special emphasis on the professional and personal attitudes practiced to perform the work needed. This is the part where you explain how your personal attributes can be utilized to achieve engineering outcomes. Thus use examples of your creative thinking and collaboration with your colleagues to illustrate accordingly. Additionally, you should include how you managed your time and team leadership, and also how you introduced the ethical conduct in your work. As an effective and professional engineer uses all these characteristics during their work, the parts described here are essential requisites of your everyday performance.


Element 3.1: “Ethical conduct and professional accountability”


As the title suggests here you should focus on showcasing your ethical and moral standards and providing ample examples to substantiate your claims. The EA Summary Statement should in this element demonstrate four indicators of attainment and they are as follows:


a.) Demonstrates commitment to uphold the Engineers Australia – Code of Ethics, and established norms of professional conduct pertinent to the engineering discipline.


The examples for this part of the  EA Summary Statement may deal with your ethical conduct with your subordinates or colleagues, or you may show how this code relates to other parts of your engineering work and/or results.


Example: After the completion of the raising of the buildings complex, I organized a plantation session to restore the trees that had been removed from the area during the demolition stage. Moreover, I conducted recycling courses, and promoted a sustainable mentality to the new residents.


Example: Being an ethical professional, I respect my subordinates and assign them tasks in the context of developing an equal workload for all of them, and not based on racial, sexual, or any kind of mental discriminations.


b.) Understands the need for ‘due-diligence’ in certification, compliance and risk management processes.


The EA Summary Statement in this indicator requires you to exemplify how you took care of the licensing and certifications needed for your project, and how you mitigated the risks in the management process.


Example: Before we initiated work on the site, I gathered all of the required licenses and permits from the construction department of the province. This ensured that the project would progress without unforeseen delays and/or fines.


Example: I identified and characterized the risks in the implementation and operation of the toxic disposal plant, so I arranged for a meeting with consultants from the country’s Environmental Protection Agency who advised me on the procedures, and authorized the construction according to the requirements.


c.) Understands the accountabilities of the professional engineer and the broader engineering team for the safety of other people and for protection of the environment.


In this indicator you should include the used safety procedures, put in place by you to ensure your accountability to safety of both your workers and the environment.


Example: The reproduction procedure of the local fauna was negatively affected by certain sound frequencies that were within the range of those produced by the electric power generators installed at the repeater sites. For this reason, I installed sound-insulating panels around the power units.


Example: I ordered special nano-carbon filters that would filter the dangerous rhodium treatment gases as they left the post-heating chambers. This protected the workers from developing respiratory problems, and also protected the environment and air quality around the plant.


d.) Is aware of the fundamental principles of intellectual property rights and protection.


This generally relates to your awareness and protection of intellectual and properly rights, which are to be presented in this part of the EA Summary Statement.


Example: I asked and was granted a user license for a patented technology based on stereolithography, which I needed to utilize in order to achieve rapid prototyping. I also cited the author of the owner of this patent in my final technical report.


Element 3.2: “Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.”


This Element of the EA Summary Statement concentrates on your communications skills. Laying out the plans and schedules to your colleagues and subordinates is an essential and crucial part of each project. Thus communication practices need to be structuralized due to complicated and technical issues that need to be present and clarified or instructed upon. That said, your examples should present your skills relating to communication and sharing those important pieces of information.


a.) Is proficient in listening, speaking, reading and writing English.


Due to the fact that most engineering teams are multilingual, one language is usually set as communication language on the project. This is usually English, so proficiency in all its aspects is essential and should be presented in this part of the EA Summary Statement.


Example: I have uploaded the in-depth technical report written in English, which explained in detail the procedure that I had developed and followed during the project to the company’s online knowledge database.


Example: I provided my instructions to the workers both orally during our daily morning meetings, and also posted them on the notice board in English for further reviewing by anyone interested.


Example: Because there were diverse international teams of engineers working on the site, I selected a head representative of each nation who could understand English terminology, to reproduce my instructions in the native language of each group.


Example: I gathered all senior engineers and technicians on site to attend a brainstorming session in English, and in the hope that this procedure would yield various solution ideas to the stuck pipe problem.


b.) Prepares high quality engineering documents such as progress and project reports, reports of investigations and feasibility studies, proposals, specifications, design records, drawings, technical descriptions and presentations pertinent to the engineering discipline.


The course of engineering projects requires additional documents to be prepared to facilitate the work. As this can be related to specific conditions of such projects, the engineers need to show their capability to prepare those specialized documents where and when needed.


Example: After the new debutanizer column system was successfully commissioned, I prepared the maintenance manual for the technicians, containing suggestions for the time intervals of check or replacement of each component, as well as precautions and instructions relating to the specifications of the parts.


Example: Based on the notes that I was taking each day, I developed weekly progress and status reports which I shared with the management. Every month, I wrote another report that was more focused around resources used against the total project completion.


Example: I developed a Bill of Quantities document and sent it to the Procurement department of the company in order for them to check the parts list and cost, and grant the approval for the order placement.


This part of our Tutorial sessions for EA Summary Statement has initiated the presentation of the Part  3 and the relevant sections. We will continue with the EA Summary Statement guidance next week, when you will see explanations and examples on the next elements form the last part of Summary Statement.

As always, your feedbacks are appreciated and helpful, so we can concentrate more on the parts that are giving you headaches. Thank you for following these SS Tutorial sessions and please visit us on www.cdrsample.com, for more inputs on the CDR preparation services.

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