I work in a team that is growing every year. My team will probably be double its size in 2013. We are all Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Engineers.
However, I also work in loads of other smaller teams. For example, I work on a nuclear power plant simulator and that team has engineers, operators, trainers and human factors analysts. I also work in another team which has mechanical, electrical, civil, materials and I&C engineers. Each of these smaller teams also has project managers and financial analysts too.
Most of the work I do is in a team, even if its just with one other person, as I think it always helps to share ideas. As a very young company, we started off nearly 2 years ago, with just the three of us that started the company, but we’ve now managed to recruit 6 more people to the team. Its really important to have the right kind of people – people who also work well in a team and are willing to work for the good of everyone.
The PhD (3 year long research project) I am doing means I have to do a lot of the work myself, but there are other people with the same research interests and we often talk through ideas and problems together, and help eachother when needed.