Former Project Manager/Mechanical Design role at Texas Instruments
about 2 years ago
For most projects, there were architectural and engineering firms hired. Sometimes just individual consultants were hired for specific tasks. Often the designing per se was not in my scope. I had to be able to make sure that I could understand the drawings the consultants produced while making sure that I was conveying the requirements. Always cheaper to fix on paper than in the field. I was then required to execute the design in the field while meeting schedule and maintaining a budget. So if you are looking at doing pure design, I would go look at big design firms that work with companies like Texas Instruments. However, if what I described sounds of interest then go for it! You will always be challenged.