Senior Lead Engineer
The role of Senior Lead Engineer is expected to be an experienced individual who has been a fully trained engineer for several years and has a vested interest in their specific field. The occupation frequently requires that the employee work as both designer and operator for the project that they are leading. As a notable expert, they are likewise expected to provide professional engineering support/solutions to team members working on their projects. Having the capability to effectively plan, organize, and co-ordinate activities with less experienced engineers is another common quality required for working as a Senior Lead Engineer. By combining the finely honed skills from years of experience with a learned ability to manage and lead, an individual can accomplish the many faceted tasks required of this position.
While the specific nature of the duties will heavily depend on the size and focus of the employing organization, Senior Lead Engineers will generally be expected to manage budgets for team projects, review modification proposals, study temporary solutions to problems to identify longer-term solutions, and carry out site visits on behalf of the project. Maintaining a professional and business oriented visage, even in difficult or emergency situations, are also beneficial attributes for working in a position that is often deferred to in times of trouble.