How to succeed in your Chartered Engineer Interview.

Preparing for your Chartered Engineer interview ?

Professional organisations such as the Engineering Council have identified key competences, defined as the “proven ability to do something effectively” that anyone seeking to become a Chartered Engineer should have.  These are tested at the professional interview.

We have listed a selection of these  competences and given some sample questions to get you ready for your Chartered Engineer interview. Start thinking about how to prove you have each competence.

From working with clients preparing for this interview we know that the key to giving an answer that will achieve a high score is to structure it using STAR and make YOU and your actions the focus of your answer.

Competence 1 for Chartered Engineer interview – Engineering Knowledge

Definition: Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimise the application of existing and emerging technology.

Sample Question:
1 (a)     Can you give me an example of a time when you initiated or led an innovative approach to solving an engineering problem?  What was the problem?  What was your role and contribution?  What effect did it have on the organisation?

Competence 2 for Chartered Engineer interview– Application of Engineering Knowledge

Definition: Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of complex engineering problems.
Sample Question:
2 (a)    Describe a time (in the recent past) when you were responsible for identifying and delivering a “non routine” engineering solution to a complex problem

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Other Chartered Engineer Interview Competences

Competence 3 – Leadership
Definition : Provide technical, commercial and managerial leadership.

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Competence 4 – Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Definition : Use effective communication and interpersonal skills

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Competence 5 – Professional Standards
Definition  – Make a personal commitment to abide by the appropriate code of professional conduct, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.

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