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Professional Engineer Summary Statement

Professional Engineer Summary Statement example

The following article will further our investigation into Professional Engineer Summary Statement example, in order to enable you to better understand and comply to the guidelines and standards for Engineers Australia. This part will cover the longest element of the Summary Statement, element 2.2, and we will consider each indicator with examples for your better understanding in practical application.

To remind: the second part of the Summary Statement – Engineering Application Ability is the most important part of the Summary Statement and should be covered the best you can with at least three indicators for each element on this part of the Summary Statement.

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Element 2.2 of Professional Engineer Summary Statement example: “Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.”

This part of the Professional Engineer Summary Statement example, will be used to focus on the presentation of engineering abilities to include their expertise in the selection and usage of tools and resources that you had available while working on the projects used for their respective Career Episodes. Another important feature to be presented is your ability to include a consistent application of some more specific engineering work methods, which are required in particular situations in your projects. You should also consider your usage of technical information from any engineering websites, simulation data, experiment results, specialized equipment and books in general.

This section of the Professional Engineer Summary Statement example is very important in terms of showcasing the competency elements. This is because the section concentrates on the core elements of any engineers skills set on a very professional level. The importance of the section is illustrated in no less than 3 different indicators that need to be presented (and better more than that). We will now showcase the examples for each indicator so as to demonstrate how you can do them in your own cases.

a.) Proficiently identifies, selects and applies the materials, components, devices, systems, processes, resources, plant and equipment relevant to the engineering discipline.

The following examples will present the rationale behind the selection, or replacement, also including important tools, equipment, or engineering methods used in the project.

Example: I selected the proper pipe cutting tool after determining the pipe material hardness, diameter, and pipe wall thickness from datasheets, and its underground morphology from the on-site schematics.

Example: I identified that the use of Tantalum-based compounds in the semiconductors production would significantly decrease the Errors per Million rate for the produced solid state drives, and so I suggested the relevant change in the process.

b.) Constructs or selects and applies from a qualitative description of a phenomenon, process, system, component or device a mathematical, physical or computational model based on fundamental scientific principles and justifiable simplifying assumptions.

The examples for this part will have to show how you have, as an engineer, considered a particular engineering method to be used, as per the existing circumstances.

Example: I modeled the semiconductor with its P-N junctions to simulate the micro-electronic circuit in order to define the stress voltage and current in the diodes.

Example: I used the finite element method on Autodesk FEA to generate a numerical as well as illustrative solution to the heat equation of the newly designed pump casing model.

c.) Determines properties, performance, safe working limits, failure modes, and other inherent parameters of materials, components and systems relevant to the engineering discipline.

Here you need to concentrate on the very features of the materials and systems that are to be used, and their relevance to the project process itself.

Example: I calculated the buoyancy and center of mass of the floating platform in order to develop the most efficient and safest lodge loading method.

Example: To ensure the safety of the workers, I programmed a micro-controller to detect high operating temperatures from connected sensors positioned in key points, and perform auto-shutdown of the system until temperatures are back to normal range.

d.) Applies a wide range of engineering tools for analysis, simulation, visualization, synthesis and design, including assessing the accuracy and limitations of such tools, and validation of their results.

The usage of engineering tools is the core of this part, so explain the benefits, but also the shortcomings regarding the results you encountered.

Example: I managed to reduce the piping weight and cost by performing multiple flow simulation sessions in Solidworks. This helped lower the mass fraction through minor curve normalization in critical points.

Example: I used MATLAB Simulink to test the system in software simulation level. I used the theoretic output data for comparison with the real data yielded by the lab tests on the circuit prototype.

e.) Applies formal systems engineering methods to address the planning and execution of complex, problem solving and engineering projects.

This is a very important part of the Professional Engineer Summary Statement example, and it presents how you solved complicated problems, which is what the EA assessors are particularly looking for in a Professional Engineer SS.

Example: As the product would be the result of the collaboration of multiple teams, I set up a central dashboard with a kanban board designed especially for this project in our company’s cloud network. This helped track the progress of each task, and allowed me to relocate personnel to sectors that showed troublesome advancement.

Example: I applied computer-aided verification of the customer’s feedback validity. I wrote a script that attempted to relate the ticket details with entries in the knowledge database before assigning the proper tag and sending the ticket to the customer service department.

f.) Designs and conducts experiments, analyses and interprets result data and formulates reliable conclusions.

Example: I used an acrylic replica of the actual hook to determine the stress concentration under polarized light. This allowed me to locate weak points where cracks could develop over time in industrial-grade applications.

Example: I designed an experiment according to which a set of product samples that featured different paint coating would be subjected to intense ultraviolet light for twenty minutes, thus emulating long-term exposure to Sun rays. This way, I determined the mean material decay rate in relation to the coating used.

g) Analyses sources of error in applied models and experiments; eliminates, minimizes or compensates for such errors; quantifies significance of errors to any conclusions drawn.

Here you need to showcase any inconsistencies or errors regarding the engineering methods or models used in your actual work.

Example: I devised an experiment that measured the exact dimension of the nanogears using laser micrometers positioned in such a way, that a 3D model could be generated out of the data. However, the model was inconsistent, and I found the reasons to be bad calibration in one of the instruments, and the limited max output precision data of another.

Example: While conducting the LED vs Halogen light experiment to determine which one was the most suitable choice for my purpose, I noticed significant deviations in the measurements. This was due to my failure to account for the ambient light factor which was randomly affecting the results of my experiment.

h) Safely applies laboratory, test and experimental procedures appropriate to the engineering

Present here examples of your safety procedures and how you ensured that they have been followed during the project and the work of both you and your team.

Example: I organized a training session about electric hazards prevention, so that the testing engineers knew how to protect themselves from the dangers of activated circuits.

Example: Before initiating the experiments, I ensured that there was enough safety equipment available in the lab for all the personnel involved. I ordered goggles, gloves, calipers, boots, and I submitted an official suggestion for lighting and ventilation system upgrade.

i) Understands the need for systematic management of the acquisition, commissioning, operation, upgrade, monitoring and maintenance of engineering plant, facilities, equipment and systems.

This part should ensure the assessors that you have monitored your equipment and systems well, and introduced correction measures where and when needed.

Example: I planned the upgrading of the electric motors network in the plant according to their position, max load, and connectivity importance. The motors were divided into five teams and whenever one batch was replaced, the rest would handle the extra load working at a higher rate, thus keeping the plant operational.

Example: I installed a level monitoring sensor on the metal bar cartridges, so whenever it dropped below a certain level, a signal would be sent to the warehouse manager. This ensured the in-time refilling of the cartridge, and secured the continuous operation of the plant.

 j) Understands the role of quality management systems, tools and processes within a culture of continuous improvement.

The final part of the Professional Engineer Summary Statement example, for Section 2.2., introduces the quality standards, and examples of how you ensured they have been fully followed.

Example: I fully implemented the ISO 14001 quality management requirements in the waste management system of the plant. Every existing system was judged based on the environmental protection criteria of the particular standard set.

Example: I established a registration system for the arriving parts, so that whenever something was found to be defective, I could locate the vendor and batch number, and ask for a replacement part, or a refund.


Our guide for the Professional Engineer Summary Statement example will continue the following week. The next Article will deal with the following sections of the Summary Statement and present the Sections 2.3 and 2.4, so you have the full explanation on the second part of the Summary Statement.

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