Automation Systems Engineering projects typically
depend on contributions from several engineering disciplines.
While available software tools are strong in supporting each individual
engineering discipline, there is very little work on engineering
process management and monitoring across multidiscipline
engineering projects. In this paper, we present the Engineering
Cockpit, a social-network-style collaboration platform
for automation system engineering project managers and engineers,
which provides a role-specific single entry point for project
monitoring, collaboration, and management. We present a prototype
implementation of the Engineering Cockpit and discuss its
benefits and limitations based on the feedback of our industry
partners. Major results are that the Engineering Cockpit increases
the team-awareness of engineers and provides projectspecific
information across engineering discipline boundaries.