Category Archives: Notes to A New Engineer

The Stages of Being an Engineer

  Part of the Notes to a New Engineer series On a recent project I was reminded of the different stages of problem solving an engineer goes through during a career or project. Capability grows over one’s career, but it varies a lot per project. A relatively new engineer can be the domain expert on… Read More »

There is no magic

Part of the Notes to a New Engineer series Lesson: An experienced engineer makes better guesses and checks them faster than a new engineer, letting them find a problem faster. There is no magic or special ability they possess, and with effort you can reach the same quickness. An engineer came to me for help… Read More »