The material presented in this paper addresses the following questions of the engineer of the ‘80’s: 1. How can an (earthmoving) engineer be successful in the ‘80’s? 2. Should he isolate himself in his work? 3. Are there special needs in the ‘80’s? 4. What should he do-personally-to succeed and to improve the world in which we live? 5. Can the engineer help solve specific problems facing us now? 6. Can today’s problems-unemployment, inflation, world unrest, competition from new sources around the world, social unrest, energy limitations, pollution, and others, be met directly by the engineer with any success?