project engineer or mechanical engineer? Which way to go?

I was a mechanical engineer for 2 years and later became a project engineer for 2.5 years an oil refining engineering inc. Now, when I come to the job hunting in a new country, CANADA, I don't know which way to go? I prefer project engineer a little bit more than Mechanical Engr. coz I think Project Engr. will lead to Project Manager in the future, which will generally have a higher salary than Technical positions. But the problem is, will Project Engineer has the opportunity of advancement to Project manager?? Some people tell me Project Managers most likely are promoted from Sr. Technical Engineers instead of Project Engineer. Anyone who knows where Project Engineer will go, how they will advance? Any comments are appreciated

Asked By: joe - 1/23/2007
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Speaking as a Civil Engineer who has been a project engineer as well as other things, I think you are missing one of the major steps to the success that you are trying to achieve... More
Answered By: ca_surveyor - 1/23/2007
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project Engineer. is senior n junior is mechanical Engineer. actually... More
Answered By: Sir Jas - 1/23/2007
Whether you are a Project engineer or Mechanical engineer, you can lead to Managerial position, once you get a good technical knowledge and good managerial skills. Only Technical knowledge will not make you for managerial positions. Because you have to tackle so many issues once you become manager. So Keep on learning... More
Answered By: Khaleel - 1/23/2007
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