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About RBHeadge PE

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  1. RBHeadge PE

    New PE looking to Change Industries

    I wouldn't think that its too late to switch. I've heard that after about 8-10 years you're considered "locked into" a specialty and it starts to look weird that you want to change areas. You're a PE and an overseeing PM, so you could probably target a similar or higher level in WRE or EnvE, but that would be for management level work. If you want to do actual technical work first hand, you may need to go down a little to gain adequate experience and to show your value. All of this assumes though that you're looking for a job where you are licensed (FL?) and that they don't license by discipline. I don't believe that Florida licenses by discipline though?
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    Forum Banning Game

    Banned for exhibiting an Eastern Washington inferiority complex.
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    Forum Banning Game

    Banned for discouraging new guys from the ban thread.
  4. RBHeadge PE

    What to do during a government shutdown?

    Grow a shutdown-beard, and call it "Furlough Fur".
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    Full Griswold

    How did the lights look?
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    Random Topics 3.1

    I'm ambivalent. The sudden 180 turn from their previous decades of advertising style makes it seem disingenuous and just trying to generate buzz. If they're serious about change then this SB ad would mark a permanent shift in their advertising style and tagline. Ask again in a year. Regardless, this won't change which razor blades I purchase.
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    Two PE exams taker

    I don't think it will make a difference to most employers in Virginia that you passed two different PE exams. Most are only looking to see if you have a current license. It's not clear from the description above if you have a current Civil PE license? Virginia (and adjacent Maryland) doesn't license by discipline. So nominally you would only need to have one passed exam. Virginia has some weirdo prereq requirements* for taking the PE exam so it may even be beneficial that you took it again recently. DC does license by discipline, so it could potentially could matter if your firm is doing any civil-only work in DC or another state that does discipline licensing. Of course, if that were the case you would need to apply by comity for those jurisdictions. *Depends on if you have a ABET approved BS Engineering degree or not. If you possess one: you have nothing to worry about.
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    Forum Banning Game

    Banned for use of quotes in banning.
  9. RBHeadge PE

    What to do during a government shutdown?

    I've heard that those recalls may be challenged.
  10. RBHeadge PE

    What to do during a government shutdown?

    There's no rush. It's not like anyone is there to process your refund.
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    Forum Banning Game

    Banned for banning someone who cleverly used banning causality and banned another.
  12. RBHeadge PE

    Whamageddon

    You got to keep your sanity for one holiday season
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    Count to 100,000 using only pics

  14. RBHeadge PE

    Horse is to stable

    belt
  15. RBHeadge PE

    Which PE Exam to Take

    @Dan_Kaler Passing the FE exam makes you an EIT (or EI), which is discipline neutral. The board won't care which FE test you took so long as you passed. All things being equal, they'll probably let you sit for ME-FTS, CE-WRE, or any other ME or CE exam. Most states won't even care which test you take... What state are you seeking license? Does that state license by discipline? If it doesn't, then it doesn't matter which test you take and you can practice in any area for which you have appropriate education, training, and experience. You already have enough progressive engineering experience, once you pass the PE you'll get licensed. The PE exam is nominally designed around the undergraduate curriculum in that respective discipline. As a BSME with 3yrs in mechanical (HVAC/fluids) work you should consider a mechanical exam. Whether its TFS or HVAC is up to you, see below. You didn't ask about HVAC, but I'm suggesting it here as an option (not necessarily one I would recommend per se). You may need to do more studying for the CE-WRE than you would for a ME exam because you didn't take some CE classes as an undergrad. You could always go to the library and take out some study books for all three exams then do some sample problems to gauge your own strengths. tl;dr 1)ME-TFS 2)yes 3)yes 4)yes
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