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Full Time – 35 hour week 9 day fortnight Salary range up to $81,186 plus superannuation Pittwater Council is located on the northern beaches of Sydney, renowned for its natural environment. An opportunity currently exists for the position of Project Engineer on a permanent full time basis within Council’s Urban...

The opportunity exists for a passionate Building Surveyor to join a council located in the West of Melbourne to ensure the delivery of building surveying services.  Our client offers flexible working arrangements, use of vehicle, employee support and health and well-being programs. Employed as a Senior Building Surveyor, you will be responsible for...

We are currently searching for a Construction Engineer / Site Surveillance Engineer to join an Civil Engineering Consultancy based in Melbourne's east and join their Construction Delivery team.  Our client is well known and respected within the Melbourne engineering market and urban development sector. They have a multidisciplinary team and boast a large portfolio of...

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 NSW
  • Wed 16 Apr

The opportunity exists for a Technical Officer to immediately join a Council located in Inner Melbourne on a contract basis.  Our client promotes a healthy work/life balance and a supportive and friendly office culture. Employed as a Technical Officer, you will be responsible for responding to requests from residents, processing permit applications and data entry....

We are currently seeking experienced and qualified Civil Engineers to join Metropolitan & Regional Councils located in Victoria to assist with the delivery of capital works programs.  Our clients offers a friendly and professional working environment, with flexible working hours and the opportunity to work on interesting projects. Employed as a Civil...

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...

Location: AU-Brisbane AU-Sydney Job ID: 2013-9893 Area of Interest: EN - Geotechnical Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics Job Type: Full Time Education (Minimum): Bachelor Degree SLP: J2WGEOTECH Job Responsibilities: You are a highly regarded senior to principal level...

Location: AU-Brisbane Job ID: 2014-10390 Area of Interest: EN - Surface Water, Hydrology and Sediments Job Type: Full Time Education (Minimum): Bachelor Degree SLP: J2WGRADVAC, J2WHYDROGEO Job Responsibilities: PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU SAVE YOUR COVERING LETTER, CV AND ACADEMIC...

Location: AU-Brisbane Job ID: 2014-10383 Area of Interest: EN - Geotechnical Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics Job Type: Full Time Education (Minimum): Bachelor Degree SLP: J2WCIVILCONST, J2WGEOTECH, J2WGRADVAC Job Responsibilities: PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU SAVE YOUR COVERING LETTER,...


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.

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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