Understanding: fuel economy and emissions, transmission and engine systems, vehicle dynamics.
Skills: problem solving, critical thinking, organization, research, report writing, computers, analysis, mechanical and electrical engineering.
Relationships: As part of a team, you will be reporting to a supervisor and communicating with other engineers and researchers. As you advance, you may make presentations to potential clients, become a supervisor yourself, or manage the design of an entire project.
Atmosphere: You may be working in a laboratory, out in the field, or in a manufacturing plant.