Leidos Holdings Inc.

06/20/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/21/2024 01:09

Engineering offers a diverse range of pursuits

An engineering career offers variety not only through its range of applications but also through the diversity of skills it involves.

"There is something for everyone, with so many different disciplines available: software, systems, mechanical, electrical, data, and so on," says Beth Smith, director of engineering projects at Ultra Maritime U.K., part of Leidos' international business.

The challenges an engineer might face during her career and the skills needed to overcome them go beyond the technical aspects of the job. When Woods first joined Leidos as a lead project engineer, she found herself joining a very newly formed team, still figuring out how best to work together to overcome unexpected roadblocks to deliver a Laser Air Quality Monitoring System for NASA's Artemis III mission.

Interpersonal skills are even more vital for those like Leidos U.K. senior systems engineer Aarti Asnaney, whose role involves her in every aspect of a delivery lifecycle - from the initial consultation with customers and partners to delivering the final product or service.

"The best experience is receiving positive feedback from customers for outstanding implementation of a system and seeing the benefits it continues to bring them," she says. "It is very rewarding to see a successful and valuable system in operation and knowing that you have been part of the engineering effort behind it."