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Working As A Special Project Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $79,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Special Project Engineer Do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

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How To Become A Special Project Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Special Project Engineer Career Paths

Special Project Engineer
Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Systems Engineer Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Systems Engineer Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Product Engineer
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineer Process Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Business Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Project Leader Group Leader
Section Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Application Engineer Senior Design Engineer
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Project Manager Quality Manager
Performance Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Operations Manager Operations Project Manager
Regional Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Senior Process Engineer
Engineering Group Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Product Engineer Senior Design Engineer
Senior Engineering Team Leader
8 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Project Lead Engineer
Lead Engineer And Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Operations Manager Operations Project Manager
Deputy Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Lead Engineer Senior Engineering Technician
Engineering Laboratory Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
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$57,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$110,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.3 years
How much does a Special Project Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Special Project Engineer in the United States is $79,581 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $57,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $110,000.

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
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
Special Projects Engineer Clyde Union Inc. Battle Creek, MI Nov 01, 2009 $79,435
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
Special Projects Engineer Construction-Cad Solutions, Inc. Willowbrook, IL Aug 09, 2016 $60,861

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Top Skills for A Special Project Engineer

  1. Special Projects
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  3. AFE
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  • Established and manage customer service for all distribution-related complaints, queries, customer management.
  • Developed solution to grain river facility problem to upgrade and continue normal operations.

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Top 10 Best States for Special Project Engineers

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  2. Texas
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Arizona
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Wyoming
  8. Rhode Island
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Special Project Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

58.3%

Female

32.8%

Unknown

8.9%
Ethnicity

White

60.9%

Hispanic or Latino

16.8%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

7.4%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.5%

French

7.7%

German

6.6%

Portuguese

5.5%

Arabic

5.5%

Chinese

3.3%

Italian

3.3%

Cantonese

2.2%

Japanese

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%

Korean

2.2%

Swahili

1.1%

Hebrew

1.1%

Romanian

1.1%

Ilocano

1.1%

Malay

1.1%

Urdu

1.1%

Carrier

1.1%

Hindi

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%
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Special Project Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.8%

Pennsylvania State University

6.4%

Rochester Institute of Technology

6.4%

New York University

5.1%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

5.1%

University of Houston

5.1%

University of South Florida

4.5%

Arizona State University

4.5%

University of Alabama

3.8%

Michigan State University

3.8%

University of Cincinnati

3.8%

North Carolina State University

3.8%

Texas A&M University

3.8%

The Academy

3.8%

Purdue University

3.8%

Indiana University Bloomington

3.8%

Clemson University

3.8%

Northeastern University

3.8%

Colorado State University

3.8%

Brigham Young University

3.2%
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Majors

Business

27.8%

Mechanical Engineering

9.4%

Electrical Engineering

7.7%

Accounting

7.5%

Civil Engineering

4.9%

Management

4.2%

Psychology

3.8%

Computer Science

3.3%

Communication

3.3%

Finance

3.3%

Engineering

3.1%

Criminal Justice

3.0%

Marketing

3.0%

Political Science

2.6%

Health Care Administration

2.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.3%

General Studies

2.1%

Information Technology

2.1%

Graphic Design

2.1%

Fine Arts

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.1%

Masters

21.6%

Other

18.6%

Associate

7.4%

Certificate

3.9%

Doctorate

1.7%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.1%
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