• Question: Is your job more important then the other engineers?

    Asked by 165enec22 to Hilly, Lee, Liz, Tadhg, Yasmin on 25 Jun 2015.
    • Photo: Liz Meddings

      Liz Meddings answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      I think all engineering jobs are important! There’s so few of us and so many problems that need solving. I’d say that engineering is more important than, say media commentary.

    • Photo: Tadhg O'Donovan

      Tadhg O'Donovan answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      I don’t think any engineer ranks their job as more important than another. We all work together and offer different expertise – no one of us can do it all 🙂

      I agree with Liz though – we deal in facts – and I prefer that to opinion or bias 🙂

    • Photo: Lee Margetts

      Lee Margetts answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      It is difficult to compare the importance of jobs. My job involves training future engineers who I hope will go on to do great work like the other engineers. I also develop new computer modelling tools for engineers to use. These tools are used by engineers in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors.

    • Photo: Yasmin Ali

      Yasmin Ali answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      We need lots of different engineers and jobs to make sure the world is working and we are surviving, so I can’t say that one job is more important than another! However, I think engineers in the energy industry are critical because EVERYTHING relies on energy.