...the engineer asked the project lead electrician "How long do we need to stand these panels upright so that they can work right?" He was dead serious!!
I suspect the term engineer is being used loosely. Basic engineering and drafting courses would make these remote possibilities. In all fairness, I was surprised that some of the students in my senior level classes had made it that far. Not what I would call engineers, papers or not....I was once asked by a mechanical engineer if, "when drilling and tapping a hole, do you drill it first or tap it first?"