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In solar engineering, would the design engineer be considered more of a project manager? Why?

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naveen’s Answer

Solar engineers work in any number of areas of engineering products that help harness energy from the sun.
They sphere of knowledge includes Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering.
They research, design, and develop new products, or they may work in testing, production, or maintenance.
They may collect and manage data to help design solar systems.
The engineer typically begins with a client consultation, site assessment, and financial assessment, which help him
or her understand the project's context.
The Solar Engineer is responsible for engineering, design (using AutoCAD), and delivery of grid connected solar photovoltaic systems (including rooftop, carport and ground mounted arrays) on time and on budget. The Solar Engineer will manage proposals and the bid/award process for obtaining these services, and will provide project management and design consultation for all projects. Design to include; scope of work, complete bill of materials, specifications, bid drawings and project schedule.
As the Solar engineer will be required to co ordinate between different departments to achieve the goal. You could call him as a Project manager.
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Solar engineers work in any number of areas of engineering products that help harness energy from the sun.
They sphere of knowledge includes Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering.
They research, design, and develop new products, or they may work in testing, production, or maintenance.
They may collect and manage data to help design solar systems.
The engineer typically begins with a client consultation, site assessment, and financial assessment, which help him
or her understand the project's context.
The Solar Engineer is responsible for engineering, design (using AutoCAD), and delivery of grid connected solar photovoltaic systems (including rooftop, carport and ground mounted arrays) on time and on budget. The Solar Engineer will manage proposals and the bid/award process for obtaining these services, and will provide project management and design consultation for all projects. Design to include; scope of work, complete bill of materials, specifications, bid drawings and project schedule.
As the Solar engineer will be required to co ordinate between different departments to achieve the goal. You could call him as a Project manager.
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Sarah’s Answer

While engineers (and people in many other jobs as well!) can greatly benefit from using project management tools, the project manager is normally a different role, at least at a medium-to-large company. Design engineers are doing designs and calculations on a project and are usually being led by a project manager who oversees all of the various work contributing to the project. On large projects, there may be a "lead" design engineer, and then they may be doing project management duties to lead the other design engineers, while possibly contributing their own design as well.
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