Interested in Systems Engineering

Hi!
I'm an 11 year old girl and I'm interested in Engineering. I like the idea of system Engineering. Could you give me some more detail about your job?
Thanks,
Lauren
posted by lauren, prosper, tx on May 26, 2013

Answer by Kristen A Sanderson

I am so glad you are interested in this field! System engineering looks across all of the parts of a system and figures out how to put them together. It's very much like solving a puzzle. As a System Engineer, I help design how the pieces should fit together and then I work with all of the different people involved in the project to make sure things come togther correctly. I work with Energy - building software systems manage distribution of electricity to your home. To do this, I help get information to the right systems so that we can make the power flow better, solve outages, and keep the power grid stable. There are a lot of different problems to solve in my job that require system engineering skills. I draw a lot of pictures on my computer to help people understand the issues and the solutions. I talk to a lot of different people both within my company and also at my customer sites to do my job effectively. I hope this has helped you understand more about what I do. Please let me know if you have more questions I can answer for you. Kristen