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Launch your research career at CSIRO – Australian Science, Australia's Future! Targetted postdoctoral training program Excellent development opportunity within a large multi-faceted organisation The position: CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our...

  • CSIRO
  • Canberra
  • Wed 27 Aug

Location: AU-Newcastle Job ID: 2014-10678 Area of Interest: EN - Mine Planning and Engineering Job Type: Full Time Education (Minimum): Bachelor Degree SLP: J2WMINE Job Responsibilities: Golder Associates are seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to work within our Newcastle team specializing in Coal Mining.This is a rare...

Position No. S0262 Salary Grade: S11/S12 - $1,549.64 to $1,616.48 per 35 hour week + Council Leaseback vehicle The Hills Shire Council has a great opportunity for an experienced Traffic Engineer wanting to work in a strategic team in one of Sydney's most desirable and expanding infrastructure growth areas. We are looking for...

Work for one of Australia's largest and leading Contractors, they cover all areas of commercial infrastructures & Telecommunications, with extensive experiences, designs, integrations and developments covering all states across Australia. You will be amongst one of the best telecommunication projects currently happening along with solid support and a nationally known...

Full-time Salary: $48,791 - $56,110 + super Position details: The Welder/Fabricator works within the Council’s Commercial Services Directorate and undertakes the fabrication, maintenance and repair of mobile and fixed plant fleet for all Council departments and is a vital role in assisting with the general fabrication and repairs of...

Full-time Salary: From $66,837 plus 9.25% superannuation. Position Details: Graduate Engineers are also encouraged to apply The Investigations Engineer – Water and Wastewater plays a key role within Lismore City Council’s Infrastructure Services Directorate and is required to: Undertake strategic assessments...

Global Automotive Organisation Contract opportunity Opportunity for engineers with ADAMS experience There has never been a more exciting time in automotive engineering! Join a leading team of innovative Durability Specialists involved in a range of  exciting research projects for the development, modelling and validation...

Work for one of Australia's largest and leading Contractors, they cover all areas of commercial infrastructures & Telecommunications, with extensive experiences, designs, integrations and developments covering all states across Australia. You will be amongst one of the best telecommunication projects currently happening along with solid support and a nationally known...

Work for one of Australias largest and leading Contractors, they cover all areas of commercial infrastructures & Telecommunications, with extensive experiences, designs, integrations and developments covering all states across Australia. You will be amongst one of the best telecommunication projects currently happening along with solid support and a nationally known...

Globally recognised and responsible for the best Highways projects in the local market, our consultancy client seek Senior level Hwy Engineers for a landmark project.   On the cusp of the biggest road infrastructure project undertaken in Victoria, our client seeks senior level engineers with prior experience undertaking geometric road design and managing...


Engineering Jobs in Australia

Engineering jobs in Australia

Every five years the Australian census reaps useful data about the workforce dynamics including the engineering profession. Conducted in 2011, the most recent census revealed that Australia’s engineering labour force tallied 263,900. At the same time demand for engineers came in at 254,515, up from 200,615 recorded in the national census of 2006.

Thus in the five years to 2011 the stock of engineers swelled by over 31%, on the back developments in infrastructure and a strong resources and mining sector. Strength in demand for the profession is in contrast to the overall rise of around 18% in the labor market from 2001 to 2010, averaging just 1.9% a year.

Data suggests the average salary across all ranges of engineers comes in at just over $115,000; ahead of the legal profession’s $97, 850, while the national average hovers around $70,300.

Each year on average 9500 newly qualified engineers take up full-time work in the field but at the same time the engineering profession loses between 4500 and 6000 people.

Labor shortfalls in the sector have triggering high levels of skilled migration of engineers: numbers have risen steadily and peaked at 12,800 during the GFC of 2009 before rising again in 2011 to 13,240.

In other key demographics: the average age of engineers was 42 years in 2010, just a bit older than the 41.9 years recorded in the 2006 census and higher than the non-engineering skills sector average age of 40.3 years.

Interestingly, engineers are getting older: back in 1997 they averaged a relatively youthful 38.7 years; the average peaked at 42.4 years in 2008.

Professional engineers work in a wide variety of industries. According to the 2011 Census 60,000 of the nation’s 263,900 engineers were involved in engineering consulting services.

The next largest employment sector for engineers is the manufacturing industry (41,144), followed by the construction industry (20,900) and public administration and safety (18, 940). Interestingly, mining (13,550) comes in sixth, behind transport related (16,345). Less surprising is last on the list of 20 sectors: just 1280 engineers operate in the field of arts and recreation.

Sources: The ABS labor force sector; The Australian Treasury’s Intergenerational Reports; Salary Rates Australia. 

Latest Engineering Jobs News

Engineering Shines in New Australian Development

A new project in South Australia covers a block that is 1,500 metres square, which will be the home for a four to five storey building. The project will involve new mechanical engineering jobs. This apartment building will have between 16 and 20 units, and it is located at The Square at Woodville West. The aim is to bring prices down for buyers from $200,000 to the low $300,000s for each apartment.

Thu, 22 May - Read more


Civil Engineering Company Implements New Applications

Burton Contractors, a fast-growing civil engineering contractor located in New South Wales, is implementing IFS Applications™ to underpin future growth and to improve and deliver the efficiency of business. Civil engineering jobs will be created as Burton creates a single system for information that encompasses human resources, asset management and other aspects of their business, as it expands.

Thu, 22 May - Read more


Shaft Safety Integral in New Drilling Projects

The sinking and installing of a shaft is one of the most dangerous aspects of mining. Helping push forward the trend of mechanization means the need for more people to fill mechanical engineering jobs in mining.

Fri, 16 May - Read more


BMT Operations Expansions Open New Opportunities

JFA Consultants, a subsidiary of the BMG Group, will be opening new offices in Brisbane, Queensland and Perth, Western Australia to more effectively support the requirements of their clients. The move also provides space for their upcoming expansion, which will entail the hiring of new workers to handle civil engineering jobs. BMT is an international leader in risk management consulting, engineering and maritime design.

Fri, 16 May - Read more


Australia’s Water Engineering Leads the Way

The productive and growing programme for water treatment facilities in Australia reaffirms the belief that global challenges for water use and reuse can be met with innovative and practical applications. The upgrade project on the Eastern Treatment Plant (ETP) involves new water jobs and a scheme that benefits over one and a half million people in the southeast portion of Melbourne.

Mon, 12 May - Read more