Engineering Consultant Skillset
As well as formal engineering qualifications, engineering consultants need to have a wealth of other soft skills. Excelling in these areas will help set you apart from other candidates.
One of the most important skills for an Engineering Consultant is communication, as you will need to be able to work with a team of people to ensure a project runs smoothly and, of course, make sure your client is happy with the work at all times.
As a consultant you will constantly be winning new business and new projects. Often companies will interview several consultants before choosing one, so you need to be able to sell your services and explain why you are the best person for the job.
Engineering Consultants work on a huge range of projects, so you will need to be adaptable and be able to use your practical engineering experience in versatile ways.
As the project manager, you will need to be very detail orientated, so that you can have eyes on all areas and still spot any issues. Your client will expect very high levels of service, so you need to be on top of things to ensure that you always deliver the best results.