• Question: what makes you different from the other engineers?

    Asked by tasha to Carrie, Kelly, Becky, Robin, Usaid on 20 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by 09barrt1, willymckenzie98, loophunt.
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      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      Firstly experience, and secondly I think i, like many people, can look at a mechanism and see how it works (like the insides of a clock) so I class myself as a natural born engineer, whichi helps. A good bit of work at uni and then experience also increases your usefulness, and making a few mistakes along the way, as they teach you a lot! Regarsd Robin

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      Becky Selwyn answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      In the Energy Zone I’m the only one working directly on a renewable energy!

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      Usaid Rauf answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      My industry (nuclear power) is different because even after you switch off a nuclear reactor, it will still generate a lot of heat and this still has to be managed safely and professionally.

      I’m different to the others because I have to think hard about the possible consequences even after you would naturally assume something to be safe and switched off.