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Cabonne Council has an exciting career opportunity for a person with a “can do” attitude and a strong desire to succeed. This senior position requires a skilled leader with an outcomes focus who can manage, inspire and develop their team. To be successful in this critical role you will need to demonstrate experience across asset management, engineering...

Temporary role for 12 months Mix of major commercial & residential projects Career + Lifestyle balance The City of Ryde is a progressive local Council possessing natural landscapes, beautiful parks, scenic waterways, and areas of historical significance, all centrally located only 12 kilometres from Sydney....

Located on the northern shores of Sydney Harbour Public transport at door $73,895 - $90,007 per annum + motor vehicle allowance + superannuation An exciting opportunity currently exists within the Assets and Services team at Mosman Council. We are seeking an enthusiastic person who is keen to further develop their career...

Excellent working environment Interesting, diverse work Generous superannuation 9 day fortnight This is a key technical role in managing an extensive range of infrastructure assets within the City. The position is responsible for analysing data, development of service levels, predictive modelling of assets, delivery of annual capital rehabilitation...

  • Perth
  • Fri 24 Oct

The City of Cockburn is located 15kms south of the Perth CBD and includes a land area of 170sqkm’s. The City is bordered in the north by the Cities of Fremantle, Melville and Canning, to the east by the City of Armadale and to the south by the Town of Kwinana. To the west, is the Indian Ocean. The population is in the vicinity of 100,000 people. Under...

Wagga is a vibrant regional centre located mid way between Sydney and Melbourne. The Wagga Wagga Local Government Area (LGA) is approximately 5,000km2 with a population of approximately 60,000 people. The LGA is diverse, being spread across urban, rural and village environments. There is a mixture of industries located in and around Wagga Wagga encompassing agriculture,...

Engineering & Development Services Senior level leadership role Growing South West Local Government An exciting opportunity exists to join the Shire of Capel during a period of growth and change, to lead our Engineering & Development Services division. With relevant experience in a senior leadership position and demonstrated...

Applications are invited from Civil Engineers with demonstrated experience and qualifications, recent graduates early in their career and students about to complete their study who have had experience in the workplace. This position will provide you with the opportunity to continue the development of your civil engineering portfolio.  You will have...

Be part of CSIROs collaboration with NASA Support vital communications between deep space craft & mission teams on Earth Maintain antenna structures, superstructure facilities and associated equipment The position: The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) is one of three Deep Space...

  • Canberra
  • Tue 21 Oct

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...

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