In the UK, Engineering Has a Poor Reputation
In the UK anyone can refer to themselves as an engineer - even the person who fits your telephone in your house calls themselves a BT engineer.
The UK attitude is deplorable - they just do not value engineering as a profession. For some reason, managers are regarded higher status than engineers, despite that they know significantly less (or nothing at all) and are just people managers employed specifically to do so. It seems to be different in the EU countries.