Cover Letters for Engineering Jobs
A cover letter is a professional document that helps in getting a good job in any of the reputed organization. It acts as a career booster for many job seekers with different profile. The main purpose of drafting a cover letter is to highlight the essential part of the resume in a positive manner. Usually a cover letter is divided into 3 sections; the introduction section that includes the main objective of the cover letter i.e. the post for which you are applying, the middle section includes the information of the job seeker that include your educational qualification, professional summary, and contact details and the last section involves thanking the recruiter for reading the cover letter and insist them to have a personal round of meeting or an interview session with you.
Below is the sample cover letter for the post senior project engineer, which will give you more clear idea of how to draft a cover letter.
Project Engineer Cover Letter
Alfred P. Brown,
590 Cedarstone Drive,
Defiance, OH 43512,
Date: October 12, 2011.
Mr. Dominic E. Winkel,
4606 Lowland Drive,
Rockford, IL 61108.
Subject: Application for the post of senior project engineer.
Reference: Advertisement posted in Qtimes newspaper dated October 11, 2011.
Dear Mr. Winkel,
With the reference to advertisement posted in Times newspaper dated October 11, 2011, I am applying for the post of senior project engineer in Ambiance Technologies. I have the total work experience of 11 years in this field. Currently I am working for ZS Associates, as a project engineer in which I am leading a team of 7 members. The main roles and responsibilities that I undertook are from the start to the end i.e. from the planning stage to the final manufacturing of the product. I am also responsible for managing and planning other projects simultaneously. I also used to check for the quality of the product, keeps a overall track of the activities of the employees, see that the product is delivered within the given time span i.e. within the deadline, expertise in supervising personnel, conducting design review and maintaining budgets. I also have to keep a track of the other things i.e. the integration of systems that includes software, hardware, mechanical and electrical disciplines.
I have completed graduation in Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication. I have also completed Master's in Business Management (MBA) in Finance from XYZ University. The rest of the details that includes my professional qualification, present and past experience, project details, internship, achievements, educational qualification and extra-curricular activities are contained in the resume attached with the cover letter.
According to the eligibility criteria in the advertisement, I hope to fulfill all of them. I have a unique style of working and good problem solving techniques. I also take important decisions at the time of emergency. If you find me fit/eligible for this post, please call me up or rather email me at your convenience. I would be very grateful to you for this favor. Thank you once again for your consideration and precious time in going through the cover letter. I would be very glad to meet you in near future.
Alfred P. Brown.
- Resume - myresume.doc
- Copy of the certificate of graduation and post graduation.
- Copy of the relieving letter from the previous employer.
- Copy of the experience letter from previous employers.
- Copy of the salary slip for the last three months (if required).
This is one of the best sample cover letter for the post of senior project engineer. You can refer to this and draft your own cover letter, as it will prove to be very helpful to you. Just remember one thing that do not stretch the cover letter too much i.e. keep it short and precise with a professional outlook. Do remember to attach the resume along with the cover letter; otherwise it will be of no use.