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  ARRB Group Ltd, which was 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 are seeking a...

• $76k - $83k + Super + Monthly RDO - ref No: 10388 • Temporary position until 30 June 2016 Moreland City Council is offering a fantastic 15 month opportunity for an experienced engineer who enjoys contact with the community and working with a dynamic team to improve our transport network within Moreland. This position will identify,...

The opportunity exists for a passionate Building Surveyor to ensure the delivery of building surveying services.  Our client offers flexible working arrangements, employee support and health and well-being programs. Employed as a Senior Building Surveyor, you will be responsible for conducting building investigations, responding to complaints,...

The opportunity exists for a Senior Civil Engineer to join a Melbourne Council to manage the construction of municipal infrastructure.  Our client offers a friendly and professional working environment, with flexible working hours and the opportunity to work on interesting projects. Employed as a Team Leader, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of...

The opportunity has arisen for a Senior Civil Engineer with Asset Management experience to work within a friendly team of professionals at a Council situated in Melbourne. Employed as an Asset Planning Engineer, you will be responsible for implementation, development and providing strategic planning advice to enhance asset management plans, ensuring compliance of asset...

Our client is an ASX listed consultancy that prides itself of its industry leading level of service and commitment to innovative thinking. With offices based nationally, the Melbourne team is busy working on Australian and International projects, ranging from environmental impact assessment, air quality and modelling, regulatory reporting, and risk assessment.  The...

This nationally based specialist environmental consultancy, works with clients internationally. They now have a growing Melbourne presence and due to recent project wins are looking to hire a Senior level Human Health Risk Assessor , to join the team on permanent basis.   You will be joining a successful and increasingly busy team that specialises...

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Working alongside some of the industries most respected professionals, this new role is due to continued growth within this Engineering Consultancy and a pipeline of work that needs to be serviced.   Ideally you will have: 10 yrs plus experience of Residential Structural Engineering on single and double storey builds ...


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