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Graduate Building Engineer was asked...December 8, 2017

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Hi, I have an assessment centre in Bristol in a couple of weeks. Do you have any tips the assessment centre? What was the technical exercise like? Less

hey what role did you apply for? The assessment center has a group exercise, technical exercise and interview. The interview is extensive but pretty chilled Less

heyy technical exercise is different for every role. I applied for electrical engineering so was given a circuit to solve. For mechanical engineering role there I heard them say they had to work on a design of some sort of a building keeping in mind the ventilation or something .. Less

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CUNY (City University of New York)

Do you have experience with centrifugal chillers?

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What do you know about ballast?

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what voltage and went from there.

It is a voltage step down transformer for florescent lighting.


Please tell us why you are applying for this role and how you feel your skills are relevant.

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Could you add some more information about the technical exercise of the assessment centre? Less


Are you a team player?

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I answered that I love to work with people and share my education and knowledge. I want my team perform well and I encouraged my staff on the job responsibilities and their future Less


How have you gone above and beyond what was required?

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Talked about projects I have worked on and how they required additional hours.


Give an example of a success.

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Found this one particularly difficult as it is quite vague.

Hines Interests Limited Partnership

Q: What kind of mechanical systems do you have experience with?

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How did you answer this question? (Optional)

Cushman & Wakefield

What do I know about building engineering systems?

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I do not know much but I am mechanically inclined and know a lot about water treatment, boilers, pumps, and machinery. Less

General Mills

Tell me about a time when you worked with a team on a project that had a specific goal in mind? Did the project succeed or fail? What was your role in it?

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I answered it with a recent experience that didn't go very well. It was a tough question. Less

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