What types of engineers are outside and working with others?

I don't want to be stuck in a lab all the time, so what types of engineers are outside, and somewhat interactive with other people?
posted by Kristin, Wisconsin on December 2, 2013

Answer 1 by Ms Jenn Dandrea

Hi Kristin!
I work for an aerospace company as an engineer. I get to deal with issues that happen daily during the manufacturing process while building an airplane. I get to be on the airplane (or it's parts) daily looking at what went wrong and determining how to fix it. I deal with shop mechanics, customers, other engineers, and managers. I've worked this job both in the factory and on the flightline, where the airplanes test fly and come back and need fixes. In other jobs, I've works as a design/commissioning engineer. And I got to work at construction sites verify that installation of mechanical systems were correct on new construction. That was a lot of fun also!

Answer 2 by Mayra S Artiles

Hi Kristin!
I work as an mechanical/automotive engineer so my lab is my test car. I work programming different softwares into the engine control and recording how the vehicles performs. Most of my projects require me to drive the vehicle in order to find the correct scenarios the customer would encounter on a daily basis so I spend a lot of my time driving outside!  I do ocassionally spend time in labs especially if I'm trying to recreate a specific weather scenario that isn't going (such as testing for winter in the summer or the other way around) but most of the time I just work outside. As for working with other people, in all of the engineering jobs I've had the tasks have to be interactive. I've found it is quite difficult to design, build, and test something succesfully without having a team who can help you cover all the bases. Successful engineering 99% of the time comes from teamwork.