Licensed Engineers

An engineering company has been awarded a contract for a significant multifaceted transportation project. The state in which the project is set to be built in requires mechanical, electrical, environmental, and structural plans to be prepared and signed off by a professional engineer. Which of the following statements are true?
  1. Licensing rules and laws governing professional engineering practice may vary by jurisdictions in which a licensee practices.
  2. A professional engineer's technical competence on the project is not as important as their responsibility to disclose all known or potential conflicts on interests to their clients or employers that may impact or influence the quality of their professional services or judgements.
  3. A professional engineer's foremost responsibility is to safeguard the public's welfare, safety, and health when performing services for employers or clients.
  4. The project's coordination responsibility can be accepted by the firm's senior engineer if each technical section is signed and sealed by the qualified engineer assigned to that scope of work.
  5. The firm's senior engineer, who is responsible for signing and sealing all the submitted documents, can accept the coordination responsibility of the entire project.

Hint
Licensees may accept assignments and responsibility for the project coordination, provided that each technical segment is signed and sealed by the licensee responsible for preparing that technical section with proper qualifications.
  1. True : Licensees must comply with the licensing rule and regulations governing their professional practice in each jurisdiction they practice in.
  2. False : Both are equally important from an ethical standpoint.
  3. True : The first and foremost responsibility of licensees is to safeguard the welfare, safety, and health of the public.
  4. True : Licensees may accept assignments and responsibility for the project coordination, provided that each technical segment is signed and sealed by the licensee responsible for preparing that technical section.
  5. False : The senior engineer does not sign for each technical section if they did not prepare that specific segment with proper qualifications.
  1. True
  2. False
  3. True
  4. True
  5. False