Engineering Professions

How did Charlotte Engineering alumnus Felix Vivongsy ’20 BSME land his dream job at Tesla? Persistence. Preparation. And one amazing design portfolio.

Felix said, “They say pictures are worth a thousand words, and for design engineers, that is definitely true! During my interview, I shared my portfolio from UNC Charlotte with them, and was able to SHOW them what I had done and learned, both as an engineer and as a person.”

When asked if he had any advice for engineering students now, he said, “It really is hard work, but try and keep your design portfolio and notebooks current. Those items are great tools to illustrate to potential employers the depth of your understanding of how and why things work the way they do, AND you can showcase the team-based projects we do at Charlotte, which are second to none.”

Most Common Employment Fields and Opportunities

Civil Engineering

Energy Environmental Impact
Power Systems Structural Analysis

Construction Management

Construction Project Manager
Construction Superintendent
Electrical Distribution Management
General Contractor
Program Manager
Power Plant Construction Management
Project Engineer
Safety Project Manager

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Communications and Networking
Computer Hardware Design
Design of Alternative Energy Systems
Electrical Design
Energy Efficiency Engineer
Power Systems Design and Analysis
Software Development

Engineering Technology

Applications Engineer
Energy Applications Manager
Energy Operations Engineer
Energy Systems Quality Engineer
Engineering Technologist
Field Engineer
Management Trainee
Power Plant Manager
Project Manager
Sales Representative
Senior Technical Associate
Software Engineer

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Applications Engineer
Business and Technology Analyst
Design/Development Engineer
Engineering Manager
Industrial Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Operations Research Analyst/Manager
Power Systems Engineer/Manager
Process Engineer
Product Manager
Production Planner
Program Manager
Project Manager
Quality Engineer
Reliability Engineer
Service Manager
Solutions Architect
Systems Engineer

Mechanical Engineering

Power Distribution