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MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN Sydney - $32 - $40 per hour Our client is seeking licensed electricians with maintenance experience to work on an ongoing temporary basis across commercial property in Sydney. The successful applicants will be required to have their own hand tools and transport. Y ou will have also demonstrated experience working in a hands-on facilities,...

Warrumbungle Shire is located 5 hours north-west of Sydney. Coonabarabran is the Astronomy capital of Australia and a popular inland tourist destination Visit 12 month appointment Coonabarabran $66,349 - $75,719 pa + superannuation + 3.5% civil liability allowance 35-hour week; 19-day month;...

Temporary, full-time position up to June 2015 $65K to $88K plus super, RDO and bonus Civil Liability Allowance Working with a multi-disciplinary team, the position is responsible for the investigation, stakeholder engagement and concept development to address traffic and parking issues. Marrickville Council has a significant ongoing...

  A rare opportunity exists for a proven traffic engineer, with experience in the local Melbourne market, to join a highly regarded consultancy, at a senior level and further their career and specialise in land use planning and development planning.   You will join an established team and provide expert advice and manage projects that relate...

Our client, progressive and local firm, have been swamped with design work and have an immediate need for a proven 12D designer to join their team on a contract basis immediately, with some potential for ongoing permanent opportunities.   To be considered, you will have proven experience, at a design consultancy level, in producing design plans and...

The opportunity has arisen for a Senior Civil Engineer with Asset Management / Asset Planning experience to work within a friendly team of professionals at a Council situated in Melbourne.  Our client is easily accessible by public transport and offer their staff a healthy work / life balance. Employed as a Senior Civil/Asset Engineer, you will be...

The opportunity has arisen for a Senior Civil Engineer with Asset Management / Asset Planning experience to work within a friendly team of professionals at a Council situated in Melbourne.  Our client is easily accessible by public transport and offer their staff a healthy work / life balance. Employed as a Senior Civil/Asset Engineer, you will be...

A Transport Planner is sought to join Melbourne Council.  Our client is easily accessible by public transport and offer their staff flexible working arrangements and interesting / challenging projects.  Work alongside a knowledgeable mentor within a sociable team with an abundance of work. Employed as a Senior Transport Planner, you will be...

Experienced Civil Design Engineer is sought for a busy consultancy in metro Melbourne. Synonymous with delivery highly technical and yet appropriate design solutions, this multi-disciplinary consulting firm is diversifying into sectors other than their core base of buildings projects.  Ideally located within moments from the CBD, they seek an...

Located near to the city our client is a leader in the Victorian civil consulting market. Through a continued commitment to deliver a complete and complex service to their clients they are seeking an experienced civil engineer to join their team and work closely with their buildings group on civil works.    As an experienced designer in the local...

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