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Due to a number of project wins, our client, one the busiest and most successful civil contractor in the Victorian market with huge market-share require a number of civil construction foreman for their grown regions in all corners of Melbourne - residential housing estates.  Working on a portfolio of Greenfield Residential Subdivision projects, generally of...

* Permanent Full Time Position. * Great opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing and developing shire * Band 5 ($30 - $37 per hour plus super) Cardinia Shire Council has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Engineer to join our Assets and Development team.enjoyable, engaging and dynamic career. enjoyable, engaging and dynamic career. As a...

The Senior Water Supply and Waste Water Engineer reports to the Business Manager Services to assist in achieving the Council's Annual Management Plan. This role is responsible for ensuring best practice in the operation and maintenance of water supply, sewerage services and infrastructure. The key skills required for this role include: Strong...

Salary negotiable from $66,500 pa + 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance and 9.5% Superannuation Newly created position This is a newly created position and an excellent opportunity to join Council’s Waste Management team to assist in maintaining the continuity of operation of the sewerage system on a day to day basis ensuring DEC Licence conditions and the...

SALARY RANGE: $83,829 - $93,050 pa + super + leaseback vehicle Full Time – 35 hours per week + RDO every 4 weeks, long service leave after 5 years Maitland City Council is a contemporary organisation, responsible for providing a wide range of services to Maitland and its growing population. Council is seeking motivated professionals to complement its...

  • Regional NSW
  • Wed 17 Sep

Arguable the busiest and most successful civil contractor in the Victorian market with huge market-share require a number of civil construction foreman for their grown regions in the South Eastern suburbs - residential housing estate.  Working on a portfolio of Greenfield Residential Subdivision projects, generally of value between $1-5 million, you will be...

Civil / Structural Consultancy with national presence look to strengthen their Civil position in the Melbourne market. They require a Senior or Principal Civil Engineer - Infrastructure and Urban Development. With over 150 people, across multiple offices in Australia, our client is a leading, local Engineering consultancy mixing it with the best in the Melbourne...

Join a multi-disciplinary team of outstanding scientists Contribute to cutting edge research and development Work collaboratively with a wide range of people The Position:     The CSIRO Industrial Innovation Research Program is moving into a phase of deploying our flexible electronics...

  • CSIRO
  • Melbourne
  • Tue 16 Sep

2 x Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years You will be required to provide professional engineering advice to developers, engineers, designers, architects and planners with regards to engineering stormwater information as part of the Development Application process. You must have a Degree/Certificate/Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering together with extensive...

  • Sydney
  • Tue 16 Sep

Join a public sector leader Are you looking for a rewarding career in a progressive organisation?  Sunshine Coast Council is one of Australia’s largest councils providing challenging, interesting careers in a wide range of occupations. One of our corporate goals is to be a public sector leader and an employer of choice so come...


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