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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 1 month ago

Do project engineers need to own a pickup truck?

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  • 1 month ago
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    If you're an electronics engineer or a software engineer, or an aerospace engineer, definitely not. If you're a civil engineer, probably not, if you're a construction engineer maybe, but most likely there will be somebody else to do the hauling. Incidentally, I'm not considering as engineers non-degree people who are basically maintenance people,  but who may call themselves engineers.

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  • 1 month ago

    NO. You aren't going to haul stuff for the company.

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends on what type of "project" the engineer works on:

    quarry

    road construction

    parking structure erection

    mall store demolition

    Probably yes.

    software editing

    Hollywood movie production

    electronics development

    Probably no. 

    Source(s): I did geophysics exploration, Hollywood studio work, software and electronics projects, quite a few other jobs. Sometimes I drove a VW microbus, sometimes an SUV, sometimes a sedan.
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  • 1 month ago

    No but many of us do. They make a great second vehicle for use around town. 

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  • Lee
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    1 month ago

    No no no, a ‘Project’ engineer has no practical skills and will not require a pick-up. They could probably drive an early 2000’s Ford Focus...

    Real Engineers will drive Mercedes cars with 2 less seats than they have children. 

    The pick up trucks are used by Technicians, who don’t have degree level qualifications and if self employed earn more than the top two put together.

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