Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.
Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems
Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys
Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture
Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials
Prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details
Examines and advises on patent applications
Provides technical consultancy services.
Chartered engineers possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.