May 23, 2012

Professional Engineer Interview Guidelines - Part 3

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III.        REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DISCIPLINES

A.      CHEMICAL

Training Requirement
a) A potential candidate is expected to have knowledge/experience in areas related to the Chemical Engineering
b) The candidates is expected to posses and apply Chemical Engineering knowledge including but not limited to Transfer Processes, Unit Operations, Reaction Engineering, Thermodynamics, Control and Instrumentation and Process economics and Costing.


Design Experience
The candidate is expected to have experience in the process and engineering design, fabrication requirements, material selection and erection requirements of process plant units which may include the preparation of process flow sheets showing heat and mass balances.

Field Experience
The candidate is expected to have some experience in the start-up and commissioning and operation and/or testing and evaluation studies, trouble-shooting, performance enhancement and maintenance and planning coordination of chemical plants and items of equipment.

Office/Management Experience
The candidate is expected to have experience in the office or management of projects. This may be in the form of general engineering management which may include Marketing of Engineering Products and Services; Projects; Contracts; R&D; Quality; Technical Services; and Health, Safety and the Environmental aspects of Chemical Engineering Operations including related regulations and legislation control.

Documentation Requirements
The candidate is expected, where appropriate, to submit drawings and calculations for the design and selection, in whole or in part, or an item of work relating to Chemical or Process Engineering e.g heat exchangers; absorption towers; distillation plant; liquor filters; gas dedusting equipment; plant layouts. A candidate may also submit notes or reports on performance test and feasibility studies.


B.      CIVIL

Training Requirements
  1. The candidate should have sufficient site experience expected of an engineer, who has spent a minimum aggregate of twelve (12) months at site.
  2. The candidate should have sufficient design office experience expected of an engineer, who has spent a minimum aggregate of twelve (12) months in the design office. The candidate should be able to demonstrate that he is thoroughly conversant with engineering design and he should have sufficient maturity to understand his own limitations. The candidate should also be able to indicate to the interviewers, his ability to develop himself further in his profession.
  3. A candidate should be able to demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in the analysis and detailing of structural elements. The candidate who is involved in civil engineering infrastructural works should have sufficient broad experience in earthworks, drainage, water reticulation, sewerage and road works. The candidate who has involved principally in large civil engineering works such as dam, water treatment must be able to demonstrate in depth knowledge in the particular field of works and at least understanding of the other areas. Design Coordination or Project Monitoring of the design or site works will not be considered.
  4. The candidate should show evidence of having adequate knowledge in the administration of construction contracts, tenders and legislation relevant to Civil Engineering profession in particular, and the construction industry in general such as Uniform Building Bylaws, Registration of Engineering Act, the Street Drainage and Building Act.

Documentation Requirements
On top of the above requirements, civil engineering candidates in specialised fields may submit their documents as follows:

B1. Highway and Transportation:
  • Drawings, calculations and quantities to show adequate knowledge of the practical of the theory of civil engineering design in relation to highway engineering e.g. geometric design; interchange design; bridge design; retaining walls; earthworks; pavement; drainage; road furniture; and
  • Notes or records on highway capacity standards in relation to estimated traffic volumes in particular reference to interchange/junction layout; highway material and pavement design; road location in urban or rural areas.

B2. Tunnelling and Underground Space:
  • Drawings and calculations for the detailed design tunnels involving soil and rock mechanics such as the stability and deformation of the tunnel and underground space structures, underground caverns, and cut & cover structures; and
  • Notes and records from site investigation; field and laboratory test; trial sections; etc for the purpose of the foregoing.

B3. Water Resources:
  • River basin study, prefeasibility or feasibility study of water resources development, computer modelling or water resources system, flood and drought forecasting, etc, ; or
  • Drawings and calculations and quantities for the design of an item of work related to hydrology; or 
  • Record of fieldwork in hydrology, surface and groundwater hydrology, and water resources evaluation.

C.      ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION

C1. Electrical

Training Requirements

a)  General
A candidate is expected to have knowledge and experience in the design, installation, operation and/or maintenance of electrical installation or system with a voltage of at least 400V, three phase and operating current of at least 300A. He is expected to have sound electrical engineering knowledge and the ability to use such knowledge to solve electrical engineering problems that can arise in the course of his work. He is expected to be familiar with rules and regulations relating to the electrical industry, particularly those affecting his work. The candidate is expected to have sufficient exposure to medium voltage (1kV up to 33kV).

b)  Design Experience
The candidate is expected to have some experience in design of electrical system, installation, plant or equipment, which may include alteration or modification works. He shall be familiar with basic design principles and shall have a working knowledge of electrical distribution, protection, safety and the rules and regulations that govern them for a minimum of one year covering the following areas.
  1.  Acts and regulations
  2. Technical standards and their optimal applications and good engineering practices 
  3. Assessment of load characteristics (demand, power quality, EMC, earthing, etc) of electrical systems 
  4. Safety and health against electrical hazards – direct and in-direct or secondary
  5. Characteristics and particulars of low voltage and high voltage systems up to 11kV
  6. Protection and fault discriminations – electric shock, over current, arc flash and short circuit 
  7. Design and/or specifying and sizing electrical systems / components optimally – effective efficient, maintenance and cost optimized
  8. Electrical installations of buildings to MS IEC 60364 or equivalent standards

c)  Field Experience
The candidate is expected to have some experience in the supervision, installation, operation or maintenance of an electrical system, installation, plant or equipment and is expected to have good working knowledge of such system, installation, plant or equipment and the rules and regulations governing their installation, operation or maintenance for a minimum of six months in the following areas.
  1. Acts and regulations, technical standards 
  2. Comply with safety and health practices 
  3. Comply with electrical installations of buildings to MS IEC 60364 or equivalent standards, code of practices and good engineering practices 
  4. Application of design experience to modification and upgrading works.

d)  Office/Management Experience
The candidate is expected to have some experience in the office or the management of project/works. This may include feasibility studies, costing, budgeting, tendering, contract administration etc.

Documentation Requirement
a) Drawings, charts, calculations, citations, compliance with Acts and regulations, and applications of standards and design rules for the design, installation, construction or operation in whole or part of a system or an item of work related to electrical engineering, and
b)  Notes or records on the installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the system, plant or equipment, or other related document(s).

C2. Electronics and Communication

Training Requirements
a)  A potential candidate is expected to have experience in the areas such as Telecommunication, Broadcasting, Multimedia Communication, IT, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Computers (Software & Hardware), Information Systems, Avionics & Aeronautics (Electronics related), Electronic Component Manufacture, Building Automation, Biomedical, Microelectronics, Mechatronics.
Note: Software development, field, system, computational and parametric studies, system configuration development and planning, and control & instrumentation covering electronics would fall under this category.
b)  The candidate is expected to have basic knowledge of Electrical power 400V.

Design Experience
The candidate is expected to have experience in the design of electronic and communication system which may include alteration or modification works for a minimum of six months.

Field Experience
The candidate is expected to have some experience in the supervision, installation, operation or maintenance of an electronic/communication system and is expected to have knowledge of the rules and regulations governing their installation, operation or maintenance for a minimum of twelve months.

Office/Management Experience
The candidate is expected to have experience in the office or management of projects/works. This may include feasibility studies, costing, budgeting, tendering, contract administration etc.

Documentation Requirements
a)  The candidate is expected to submit drawings, charts, calculations for the design, analysis, installation, testing, commissioning of an item of work.
b)  The candidate should include evidence showing experience in management. This may include project work such as operation, maintenance, testing of equipment or system related to the relevant field of work.


D.MECHANICAL

Training Requirements
a) A potential candidate is required to have experience in general mechanical engineering or relevant fields listed as follows:-
  1. General mechanical engineering 
  2. Measuring and precision engineering 
  3. Agricultural machinery and equipment
  4. Building services engineering 
  5. Material engineering 
  6. Facilities and plant engineering 
  7. Mechatronics and robotics 
  8. Automation and production 
  9. Industrial and manufacturing engineering 
  10. Aeronautical and aerospace 
  11. Marine and naval architecture 
  12. Mining and quarrying machinery and equipment
  13. Welding and fabrication
  14. Micro electromechanical system 
  15. Acoustics and vibrations 
  16. Safety Engineering 
  17. Energy engineering/management 
  18. Oil and gas engineering 
  19. Environmental engineering – Thermal, Sound, Internal air quality 
  20. Piping and pumping 
  21. Unfired and fired pressure vessels 
  22. Tribology and lubrication engineering
  23. Fire engineering 
  24. Vertical/horizontal transport machinery 
  25. Air conditioning/Heating and refrigeration 
  26. Biomedical engineering
  27. Automotive engineering
  28. Land Transportation
b) The candidate is expected to have sound knowledge of mechanical engineering practice. Evidence should be provided as in (a) and (b) below.

Design Experience
The candidate is expected to have sufficient experience in the design of mechanical components, equipment or a system. The design may include alterations, addition or modifications to existing plant and equipment. The design experience shall be a minimum of six months.

Field Experience
The candidate is expected to have sufficient workshop/site experience in the supervision, fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of mechanical engineering works and/or other related works and familiar with all regulations and codes governing safe practice. The field experience shall be a minimum of one year.

Office/Management Experience
The candidate is expected to have some experience in the office or the management of project/works. This may include feasibility studies, costing, budgeting, tendering, contract administration etc.

Documentation Requirements
a)  The candidate is expected to submit relevant drawings, calculations, charts, notes and records for the design, analysis, installation, testing and commissioning of an item of work in the relevant field of work for which the candidate was fully responsible.
b)  The candidate should include evidence showing experience in management. This may include project work such as operation, maintenance, testing of equipment or system related to the field of work.

D1. Aeronautical
a)  Where appropriate, drawings and calculations for the design of part of an aircraft or guided missile, or the estimation of the performance of its engines or its structure, maintenance schedules for commercial airlines or the armed services; and
b)  Notes or records, such as wind tunnel tests on models or aircraft or on parts thereof; flight trails; strength tests on wings or other components; vibration and stiffness tests; methods of construction and joining parts.

D2. Industrial Engineering
a)  Drawings, models and calculations to show adequate practical application of Industrial Engineering in the design of systems for :- material handling, work methods organisation and Ergonomic, Information Resources Management, Manufacturing Planning, Inventory Control and Quality System Documentation; and
b) Notes or records on the performance of above system to help achieve strategic operational objectives, operational flexibility, cost reduction, added value or quality improvement.

D3. Marine
a)  Where appropriate, drawings and calculations for the design in whole or in part, of an item of work related to Marine engineering, such as: steam or internal combustion propulsion, or auxiliary machinery, such as electrical generating sets; and
b) Notes or records, such as operation and testing of one or more of the foregoing.

D4. Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding
a)  Drawing and calculations for an item of work relating to: a design study of modern ship; the launching of a large ship; a typical ship’s system, eg. oil fuel, ballast, fresh and salt water, ventilation and air conditioning; cargo handling; and
b) Notes or records such as: estimate of ship performance including model tests and propeller design; trial at sea; eg propulsive performance; sea keeping; vibration; planning; production and quality control applied to ship building.
  
Reference: IEM Professional Interview (PI) Guidelines
 
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