I and many others at my workplace currently hold subject matter experts as part of their job title. These are separate from senior engineers and part of the proposed career progression prior to this change in operating procedure. The company now wants to align all of these job titles into a single “engineer” title.
Progression has looked like this in the past:
Engineer -> senior engineer -> SME Engineer -> Senior SME engineer
If you were a prospective employer and saw that an employee had gone from being a senior SME Engineer to “engineer” at the same workplace would that raise alarm bells on a prospective job application? I am seeking third party advice from a legal standpoint via ACAS as to whether the company can do this but have yet to hear back but just wanted to hear what other people think about this.
Am I overreacting? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.