A Day In The Life Of A Design Engineer In Training At Ontario Power Generation


For the past 18 months, Raihan Khondker has worked as a Design Engineer-In-Training at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and he says each day has been different from the last.

On a typical day at OPG, Khondker says he starts by going through design manuals and doing some readings for a few hours. Then, he gets to do what he really loves: go into the field.

Once in the field, he matches his designs to the field and works with the control maintenance team to make sure everything is running smoothly.

He says he chose to work in engineering because of the variety of the work; engineering is all about solving problems, and each day there are new problems to solve.

Between intensive in-class and on-the-job training, and field meetings, there is plenty of variety. Plus, Khondker says the people he works with are so helpful. Managers and senior engineers know he’s a new engineer who doesn’t know everything yet, so they’re always willing to answer his questions and help him out.

Click here to watch Part 1 of our interview with Raihan Khondker, where he explains the application and interview process at Ontario Power Generation.

Click here to watch Part 3 of our interview with Raihan Khondker. He tells Lauren what he wishes he knew as an Engineering student a few years ago and addresses some of the most common misconceptions about working in Engineering.


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