ITE Journal April 2018 - 18
| ethics forum
acts: Amber Green, a professional traffic engineer who is a member
of ITE and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE), works
for a large engineering firm with multiple branch offices. After a
branch manager, a structural engineer, left the firm for employment with
another organization, Amber was promoted to manage that office.
In addition to developing and managing new work, Amber was
responsible for finishing projects that were not completed by
the former branch manager. One project included the structural
design of a bridge.
Corporate managers instructed her to simply approve and stamp the plans in an effort
to complete the project on time and within budget. This would reflect well on Amber's
performance in her new role as office manager. It would enhance the profitability of the branch,
and it would show she was able to effectively manage the office's backlog.
1. Should Amber approve and stamp the design plans for this bridge?
2. What action should Amber take to ensure that the bridge is properly designed?
3. How should Amber deal with her employers?
Be honest and impartial in dealing with
employer, clients, and the public.
Ap r i l 2018
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