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Dynamic and Leading Air Navigation Service Provider TP3 salary range $100,141 - $137,223 pa + 12.75% superannuation Excellent working conditions The Organisation Airservices is a government-owned corporation providing safe and environmentally sound air  traffic control management and related airside services to the...

A Senior Development Engineer is sought to join a municipality located in Metropolitan Melbourne.  Our client offer their staff a variety of benefits, including flexible working arrangements, salary sacrifice and a sociable work environment. Employed as the Senior Development Engineer, you will be required to assess and provide advice on development planning...

About the Organisation Harbour City Ferries is a joint venture between Transfield Services (Australia) Pty Ltd and Transdev Australasia). Harbour City Ferries operates approximately 175,000 services, transporting more than 14 million people across Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River each year. The extensive network connects 39 destinations and spans...

  About the company   ARRB Group Ltd, established in 1960, is Australia’s leading national provider of value-added research, consulting, equipment and technical services addressing transport and road safety related issues.  We are a diverse organisation with commercial and governmental customers in domestic and international markets.  ...

  • ARRB
  • Regional WA
  • Wed 23 Apr

Join Richmond Valley Council in an exciting time of progress towards a future rich in heritage, lifestyle and opportunities. The Richmond Valley stretches from the coast to the hinterland of the vibrant Northern Rivers region of the north coast of NSW. A perfect balance between lifestyle and opportunity, Council enjoys a dedication to engagement with its community...

The opportunity has arisen for a Civil Engineer Team Leader to join a council located in Melbourne.  Our client offer their staff a variety of benefits and a professional and friendly working environment. Employed as a Team Leader, you will be responsible for the leadership and supervision of developments staff.  This includes strategic planning and preparation...

Intermediate Traffic Engineer sought to join a busy municipality located in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne for a temporary contract appointment.  Our client offer flexible working hours and provide staff with a friendly and supportive work culture. Employed as a Traffic Engineer, you will be responsible for assessment of planning permit referrals, performing...

About the company   ARRB Group Ltd, established in 1960, is Australia’s leading national provider of value-added research, consulting, equipment and technical services addressing transport related issues. It is a diverse organization with exposure to commercial and governmental customers in domestic and international markets.   About the role We...

  • ARRB
  • Regional QLD
  • Tue 22 Apr

About the Organisation Aust-Mech, Australian Conveyor Systems Pty Ltd is a family owned Australian company founded over 26 years ago. They specialise in the design and manufacture of quality, high performance bulk materials handling equipment for the agricultural, mining and manufacturing industries. In addition to their extensive range of standard equipment,...

Sydney Mechanical / Marine Technician - Defence Marine Technician required on a major Defence project! Ex RAN MTE sailors strongly encouraged to apply! Kinetic Defence is the leading...


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

Energy Boom Means More Jobs for Truck Drivers

New shale oil and other projects demand employees with essential skills, including those in transport jobs. Some companies are attracting engineers and truck drivers from other areas as well, in order to train them to work in the petroleum industry.

Thu, 17 Apr - Read more


AusGroup Wins Contract for Shutdown Projects in Australia

AusGroup has secured a contract to handle the shutdown phase of Yara Pilbara. Their subsidiary, AGC Industries Ltd., is a leading provider of maintenance services in Australia. They also provide fabrication and construction services. They will be handling the plant shutdown in the Ammonia Plant at Yara Pilbara. Those in new mechanical engineering jobs will work at this plant, in WA.

Thu, 17 Apr - Read more


Urban Renewal Drives Melbourne

A large urban renewal project is driving Melbourne to become a more livable city. Fishermans Bend will allow for continued growth in Melbourne, and those in new civil engineering jobs will be providing opportunities for old and new residents alike to have homes in the most livable city in the world.

Mon, 14 Apr - Read more


Australian Firm Selected to Supply Components for F-35 Jets

Pratt and Whitney has selected an Australian engineering firm to supply essential components for the engines of their new F-35 fighter jets. The components will be used on Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, and new mechanical engineering jobs are an important part of the design for the engines.

Mon, 14 Apr - Read more


AWT Joins Mott MacDonald Group to Broaden Services

AWT, a water technology specialist and consulting firm based in Australia and New Zealand, is joining Mott MacDonald Group, a leading sustainable development and engineering consultancy. The move will broaden the array of services that Mott MacDonald offers in Australasia, and will open the door for more water jobs in Australia.

Mon, 7 Apr - Read more