Interview Questions Often Asked in Engineering Jobs 2024 Canada

Engineer ,Project manager , Cost engineer Canada Jobs Interview Questions (sample)

Can you describe a challenging engineering project you worked on?
What were the main obstacles you faced and how did you overcome them?

Tell me about a time when you had to work under pressure to meet a tight deadline on a project. How did you prioritize tasks and ensure successful completion?

Describe a situation where you had to troubleshoot a technical problem.
How did you approach the problem-solving process?

Can you give an example of a time when you had to work collaboratively with a team of engineers or other professionals?
How did you contribute to the team’s success?

Tell me about a mistake you made on a project. What did you learn from it and how did you prevent similar mistakes in the future?

Describe a time when you had to communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience. How did you ensure clear understanding?

Can you give an example of a time when you had to adapt to a change in project requirements or specifications? How did you handle the change?

Tell me about a situation where you had to demonstrate leadership skills, either formally or informally, within an engineering team.

Describe a project where you had to balance competing priorities, such as cost, schedule, and quality. How did you manage these priorities effectively?

Can you give an example of a time when you had to innovate or come up with a creative solution to a technical problem?

Sample of NPPE P.NG Exam Questions

  1. After working as a professional for a number of years you decide to start a new business with one of your coworkers. Your coworker wants to inject money into the business but does not want to participate in running the business. This type of arrangement would be called:
    A. corporation
    B. general partnership
    C. limited partnership
    D. sole proprietorship
  2. Internet threats such as hackers, spammers, or vandals can pose a threat to the businesses of professional engineers and geoscientists. To combat these threats, the following two methods can be used:
    A. Firewall & cloud computing
    B. Back-up hardware & firewall
    C. Antivirus software & alert employees
    D. Firewall & antivirus software
  3. Peter is an electrician and runs a business as an electrical contractor. He wins a bid to construct a new server room for an owner. The owner provides the design and Peter provides the material and labour in order to complete the job. A few months after the job, during the night, the server room burns down. An independent investigator is called in and determines that the cause of the fire was poor selection of wiring that overheated.
    The owner takes Peter’s company and all other parties involved in the design/construction to court to determine who is responsible for this negligence. Peter believes the CCDC 2 contract will protect his company because there is an indemnity clause. A court is may rule that:
    A. Peter is not responsible as the indemnity clause waives him of any responsibility after project turnover.
    B. the electrical contractor and the owner’s designer will share the responsibility according to percentage of fault.
    C. the owner’s designer, a P.Eng., provided the design and is responsible for the outcome.
    D. A, B, and C are all possible.

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