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Working As A Special Project Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $104,850

    Average Salary

What Does A Special Project Engineer Do

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Duties

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:

  • Determine an organization’s network and computer system needs before setting one up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize network or system performance
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that one exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

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How To Become A Special Project Engineer

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Special Project Engineer jobs

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Special Project Engineer Career Paths

Special Project Engineer
Assistant Editor Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Program Manager General Manager
Food Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer Creative Director Marketing Director
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineer Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Managing Editor Account Executive Assistant Vice President
Manager, Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Executive Producer General Manager Account Executive
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Manager Account Executive
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Executive Sales Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Editor Instructor Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Managing Editor Instructor Service Manager
Service Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Attorney Assistant Vice President
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Special Project Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

55.1%

Female

42.6%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

80.5%

Hispanic or Latino

10.5%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

1.6%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.9%

French

11.1%

German

6.5%

Mandarin

2.8%

Carrier

2.8%

Portuguese

2.8%

Chinese

2.8%

Japanese

2.8%

Arabic

2.8%

Hindi

1.9%

Korean

1.9%

Cantonese

1.9%

Italian

1.9%

Swahili

0.9%

Romanian

0.9%

Malay

0.9%

Dari

0.9%

Tagalog

0.9%

Ilocano

0.9%

Kannada

0.9%
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Special Project Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.0%

Michigan State University

8.0%

New York University

6.8%

University of South Florida

6.2%

University of Memphis

5.6%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

4.9%

Pennsylvania State University

4.9%

University of Washington

4.9%

Texas A&M University

4.3%

University of Houston

4.3%

University of Alabama

3.7%

Brigham Young University

3.7%

Northwestern University

3.7%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.7%

Webster University

3.7%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.7%

San Jose State University

3.7%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.7%

Stephen F Austin State University

3.7%

Colorado Technical University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

22.4%

Communication

7.4%

Journalism

6.9%

Accounting

6.4%

Electrical Engineering

6.0%

Mechanical Engineering

5.4%

Management

5.2%

Psychology

4.8%

English

4.7%

Finance

3.8%

Criminal Justice

3.5%

Law

3.4%

Political Science

3.2%

Marketing

2.9%

Nursing

2.8%

Fine Arts

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Education

2.2%

Civil Engineering

2.2%

Photography

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.4%

Masters

20.3%

Other

19.8%

Associate

6.6%

Doctorate

3.7%

Certificate

3.6%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.2%
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Real Special Project Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Special Projects Cloudflare, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 24, 2016 $180,000
Special Projects Cloudflare, Inc. San Francisco, CA Dec 17, 2015 $145,000 -
$165,000
Special Projects Cloudflare, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 20, 2015 $142,000
Power Engineer, Special Projects Group Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 19, 2015 $116,100 -
$136,100
Chief R&D Special Projects Engineer Tait Towers Manufacturing, LLC Las Vegas, NV Jan 01, 2014 $96,720
Special Projects Engineer Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC Dublin, VA Feb 25, 2015 $95,000
Special Projects Engineer, Development Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 05, 2015 $94,050
Special Projects Engineer, Development Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 28, 2015 $94,050
Special Projects Engineer-Development Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 09, 2014 $90,000
Special Projects Engineer Clyde Union Inc. Battle Creek, MI Nov 01, 2012 $87,606
Special Projects Engineer Advantage Technical Resourcing, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 25, 2013 $82,082
DC Special Projects Electrical Engineer Wells Engineering, PSC Florence, KY Sep 09, 2015 $80,000
Special Projects Engineer Clyde Union Inc. Battle Creek, MI Nov 01, 2009 $79,435
Project Engineer/Contract Administration Specialis Odebrecht Global Sourcing, Inc. Coral Gables, FL Oct 01, 2011 $72,293
Specialized Purchasing Engineer Carling Technologies, Inc. Plainville, CT Sep 22, 2010 $72,000
Special Projects Engineer Samscreen, Inc. Conklin, NY Oct 22, 2012 $71,573
Special Projects Engineer Advantage Technical Services, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 23, 2013 $66,095
Special Projects Engineer KTG (USA) Inc. Memphis, TN Jun 26, 2016 $64,605
Special Projects Engineer MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. Seattle, WA Apr 12, 2010 $62,005
Special Projects Engineer St. Marys Carbon Co., Inc. Brookville, PA Sep 15, 2013 $61,000

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Top Skills for A Special Project Engineer

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Top Special Project Engineer Skills

  1. Special Projects
  2. Procedures
  3. Web
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked on diverse special projects which allowed me to integrate my skills to successfully accomplish department goals.
  • Developed processes and procedures for new Air Force capability integration into Joint Planning Process.
  • Leveraged networking opportunities and the use of electronic and web-based recruiting tools.
  • Use proper safety equipment and follow company safety guidelines.
  • Crafted the Air Force contingency plan for the evacuation of personnel from the Philippines in response to the Mt.

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