The Secret Engineer

  • The “Jack of all trades” problem
    The use of the word “engineer” to describe anyone even vaguely technical rankles, but an assumption that engineers can make or fix anything is equally irritating writes the Secret Engineer.
  • With his employer piling on extra duties, our anonymous blogger is struggling to find the time to do the job he’s actually employed to do.
  • Former Liverpool John Moores University student Jessica Hollingworth has been honoured by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).
  • Our anonymous blogger reflects on the challenges of getting the best out of an engineering team
  • Our anonymous blogger considers how best to deal with the dreaded “Ideas Man / Woman”
  • This June 23rd will see the the third annual National Women in Engineering Day (NWED), an event that is increasing in scale every year. The Student Engineer spoke to Ettie Unwin, a PhD engineering student at Cambridge, about some of the issues the day was set up to address.
  • Students from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have been working with ScotRail on a live engineering project involving one of the franchise operator’s trains.
  • Our anonymous blogger reflects on the challenges of persuading his (or her) long-serving Sleepy Hollow colleagues to embrace fresh ideas
  • For most of my career I have felt undervalued in one way or another, the root cause for this not being terribly important.
  • Our anonymous blogger wonders whether the shortage of skilled engineers has forced recruitment agencies to up their game.