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Project Engineering The Essential Toolbox for Young Engineers

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ISBN-10: 0750682795

ISBN-13: 9780750682794

Edition: 2007

Authors: Frederick Plummer

List price: $45.95
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For newly hired young engineers assigned to their first real project, there has been little to offer in the way of advice on where to begin, what to look out for and avoid, and how to get the job done right. This book is intended to give just that sort of help from an author with long experience as senior engineer in government and industry (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Exxon-Mobil). Beginning with guidance on understanding the typical organizational structure of any type of technical firm or company, and then going on to providing help on getting started with a project team, understanding key roles, and avoiding common pitfalls of new engineers, the author provides numerous hands-on examples of typical projects from representative industries and organizations of all kinds. In addition, the book will offer unique help on first-time experience working in other countries with engineering cultures that can be considerably different from that found in the U.S. Reviews essentials of management for any new engineer suddenly thrust into responsibility Emphasizes skills that can get you promotedand pitfalls that can get you fired Expanded case study to show typical evolution of a new engineer handed responsibility for a major design project
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 7/5/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

When Opportunity Knocks
What Do Project Engineers Do?
A Crash Course in Management
How Projects Work
Learning Project Engineering on the Job: A Case Study
Skills That Can Get You Ahead
Things That Can Get You Fired
International Business Skills
Advice from the Pros
Approach the Job with
Confidence
Glossary
Index
About the Author