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Design vs Manufacturing Career Paths (in Structural Engineering)



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In this video, Rachel Holland, PE, and Mathew Picardal, PE, SE discuss some of the key difference between design and manufacturing career paths. #StructuralEngineering #CareerPaths #Design #manufacturing

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0:00 Intro
0:59 Sponsor Menard
1:42 Mathew’s Professional Career Overview
2:21 Rachel’s Professional Career Overview

Questions Asked by Mat:

3:21 Simpson Strong-Tie: An Overview of The Business and Activities in the Industry
4:27 Design Firms vs. Manufacturing: Pros and Cons from Someone Who’s Been There
7:12 The Role of Structural Engineers in Innovating Connectors and Hangers for Lateral Systems
11:29 How the R&D Phase Opens Doors for Engineers in Manufacturing
13:39 Design to Manufacturing: Rachel’s Journey of Inspiration and Transformation
16:28 The Power of Engineering Skills in Multiple Career Paths
20:32 Workflow Dynamics: Design Firms vs. Manufacturing
24:35 Advice for Structural Engineers Who Are Contemplating a Career Path in the Manufacturing Industry


Questions Asked by Rachel:

26:49 Key Considerations for Advancing in Structural Engineering Design Careers
29:25 Balancing Technical Knowledge and Career Growth
29:50 How DCI Engineers Support Licensure and Transitions into Management Roles
30:39 Empowering Engineers’ Journeys to Management Roles Through Support and Development
31:41 The Journey from Managing Small to More Complex Projects
41:08 Sponsor PPI
42:05 How Design Companies Empower Individuals for Future Endeavors and Next Steps
49:13 Career Growth Opportunities in Private Structural Engineering Design Firms vs. Other Sectors
51:49 Key Considerations for Professionals Seeking Jobs in a Design Firm
55:28 Outro

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