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Work-Life Balance Job Security Income Potential Work Culture Importance of Education Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Srikanth Venugopal Yelkur
ProfessionEngineering
Designation – Proposal Engineer
OrganisationEmerson
Age – 40
CityBangalore
Work Experience (Years) – 14

Under-Graduation – B.E., UBCE Bangalore

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After finishing my studies, at Vishveshvarya College of Engineering, as an electronic and communication engineering student. I started my engineering career at Avasarala Technologies in Bangalore. There, I worked as a Control System Design Engineer for about 3 years. Then, I went on to work at Yokogawa India in Bangalore. I worked as the Lead Engineer for about 7 years. Presently, I am working in a company called Emerson in Pune. Here I am working as a Proposal Engineer for the past 4 years.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

Being an engineer, my job is to estimate hardware, software, and services. I also have to coordinate with the sales team and project execution team. And I also handle the preparation of technical and commercial documents. I am responsible for giving a detailed conceptual design of control system architecture to the clients. I am required to complete the required technical and regulatory documents, ensure projects are completed on time with the specified budget, leading clients and lower officers.


Average Income for a Proposal Engineer in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Rarely
How would you consider the job security for a Proposal Engineer?
Secure
Would you consider being a Proposal Engineer Risky?
Maybe

Good, in a long run if you and company are both performing well.

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Proposal Engineer?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Proposal Engineer?
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What are the different ways of entering as a Proposal Engineer?

With a degree in instrumentation engineering


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Good
How would you describe your co-workers?
Helpful
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
Yes
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
Performance matters
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Always discuss with colleagues before proceeding

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

This profession is creative and it requires innovative ideas that can be used to develop different applications. One can get a higher degree and then do the job of the same profession as you wanted to. This job can make you feel happy and motivate you to work even harder. Job satisfaction, work-life balance, traveling can also be included. Getting an engineering degree can also change one’s status in the society.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

There are not many negatives. But the work can be stressful sometimes. Moreover, time spent in office is more than time spent with family which might affect one psychologically. Sitting in one place and brainstorming might affect one physically.
The workload can be unpredictable and at times very high. There is a competitive atmosphere for promotion. Engineering students have very little opportunity to take business, manufacturing, art, or writing courses when in college.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult

There is a lot of competition and huge capital required to start a business in this field.

How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would choose the same profession