Electrical Engineer Interview Questions

With an electrical engineer interview, expect to answer technical questions that will evaluate your problem-solving, project management and communication skills. Expect the interviewer to ascertain whether you have the proper training to carry out the job, such as a strong background in mathematics, physics and electronics.

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Top Electrical Engineer Interview Questions & How To Answer

Here are three top electrical engineer interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: How do you prioritise your time when working on multiple projects?

How to answer: It is important to highlight how you can focus on numerous projects concurrently while prioritising accordingly. Mention how you can stay motivated and on-task by using your organisational skills. Also, discuss how you collaborate with other team members to ensure that all projects are completed promptly.

Question No. 2: What would you do if a colleague wanted to take a different direction on a project?

How to answer: Most electrical engineers work in groups with other types of engineers and project managers. You might encounter colleagues who want to deviate from the original plan, so employers may want to make sure that you have communication and conflict-management skills. Consider using the STAR method to answer the question by explaining how you handled a similar situation.

Question No. 3: How do you ensure precision in your work?

How to answer: As an electrical engineer, you are tasked with working on complex projects, so precision is essential. With this open-ended question, illustrate your accuracy at work by explaining your attention to detail and the use of critical thinking skills to investigate problems from all perspectives.

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Network Rail
Graduate Engineer Electrical Electronic was asked...11 January 2016

Why railway industry? Why Network Rail? How do you develop the professional relationship and how do you feel before during and after?

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Show your expectation to the company and tell them how you going to make a contribution Less

Hey mate, please share the technical questions, if you can.. Thank you so much

I was not asked any obvious technical question.

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HP Inc.

Q: What does a capacitor look like at high frequency?

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A: A capacitor looks like a capacitor, inductor, and resistor in series at high frequency. Less

A short

Its an short circuit at very high frequencies. Look at the impedance for a capacitor and you'll notice that the frequency is inversely related to it. (also note that capacitor impedance is purely reactive). Therefore, as frequency increases the impedance approaches 0, which acts like a short. (an inductor is the opposite) Less

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A boat is in a swimming pool and there is a rock in the boat. What happens to the level of water if the rock is thrown out of the boat?

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Any rock that will have the density less than water?... It will fall because due to Achimedes' Law the total bouyant force decreased, hence so it is with the volume of space occupied below the water level. Less

It depends on the ratio of volume of the rock vs the displacement of water. This is dependent on the density of the substance. In the boat it should displace a volume of water greater than the volume of the rock since the density of the rock is greater than the density of the water. Once in the water it should displace only it's own volume which do to it's density is less than the water it had to displace while in the boat.; hence, the water level decreases. Less

It depends on the density of the rock If the rock sinks: the water level actually falls....think about it...but this is the right answer. Less

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Dangote Group

How would you know if an electric motor is bad without connecting to power?

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Explain the motor resistance test.

Motor resistance test:This test is an important measurement/test because it detect some of the problems other test/measurement couldn't, it is easy with the use of "motor circuit analysis" winding resistance test detects various faults in motors such as shorted and open turns, wrong turn count, wrong wire gauge, some connection mistakes, resistance balance between phases, short to ground. Less

Aside the physical observation for burnt and smell of the coil also the colour appearance of the coil and rust, an ammeter will be used to check winding of the phase to determine if there short circuit or shunt in each winding,which implies continuity . The cone or ammiture should be tested ,component test for resistivity and inductance will be tested. Less

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Sealed Air Corporation

What represents P, in P=IV

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Current times voltage = power (watt)

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General Dynamics Electric Boat

Q: What are my likes and dislikes in college? Q: How do you feel like moving to the east coast?

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Did you interview at the Groton facility or just over the phone?


How long did it take for them to let you know if you got an offer or not?

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Why have you applied for this possition?

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I explained I have applied for another one but with my elektrical feedback this sound me interesting too after HR have choosen me. Less

In addition to experience and expertise in this field, I am very interested in these topics. Less

In addition to experience and expertise in this field, I am very interested in these topics. Less

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Why did you choose an Engineering

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Engineers are problem solvers. I'm good at problem solving, so choosed engineering! Less

Engineer only makes a world change the world so I really proud to be an engineer

doctor advocate engineers are professional degree.. what we study well work related to that most of them dont no this engineering quality Less

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Ahluwalia Contracts India Ltd

What is power factor?

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Power is cosine angle between current and voltage

mathematically cos of the angle between voltage and current physically the angle measure the active and reactive power . the reactive power back to the source again , the angle measure that value Less

the power factor of an AC electrical power system is defined as the ratio of the real power absorbed by the load to the apparent power flowing in the circuit, and is a dimensionless number in the closed interval of −1 to 1 Less

Bharat Heavy Electricals

What is GIS?

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I did not know the answer

Its in civil engg syllabus.

Gas insulated substation

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