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Engineering Industry Overview


The US engineering services industry comprises approximately 50,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $178 billion, according to Hoovers. Some of the largest organizations offering engineering jobs are URS and Jacobs Engineering, as well as the engineering divisions of major construction companies such as Fluor and Bechtel. The industry is fragmented: The 50 largest firms bring in about 40 percent of industry revenue.

Engineering Job Market


There were 243,200 mechanical engineers in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); that number is projected to increase 9 percent between 2010 and 2020, slower than the average occupation. Electrical and electronics engineers numbered 294,000, with growth of 6 percent expected for the decade. Civil engineers held 262,800 jobs, and their ranks are projected to increase by 19 percent by 2020.

Although there are good numbers of open jobs in engineering, the profession is still recovering from the 2007-2009 recession. Some of the stronger niches in engineering employment after the recession are aerospace, biomedical, computer hardware and mechanical engineering. Employers are still coping with a long-term shortage of engineers; fewer students are earning academic credentials now than 25 years ago. For the well-qualified, this tight supply means plentiful work opportunities in engineering.

Common engineering careers include engineering technician, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, civil engineer, industrial engineer, biomedical engineer, chemical engineer, materials engineer, environmental engineer, engineering project manager, test engineering manager and director of engineering.

Engineering Salaries


Mechanical engineers earned median wages of $79,230 in May 2011, according to the BLS, with the top 10 percent earning nearly $120,000. Median pay for electronics engineers (not including computer engineers) was substantially higher at $91,500, with the top 10 percent earning a median of $139,500. Civil engineers’ median wages were $77,990, with the top 10 percent making $119,620.
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Requirements / Qualifications: 7 to 12 years of product design and development experience, Viable experience using Solid Works or Pro Engineer 3D software Gear development experience Designing with plastics Electromechanical packaging Design for manufacturability, injection molding, and machining Geometric dimensioning and tolerance FMEA Material selection Rapid Prototyping and 3D printing...
Job Summary Under direct supervision, provide technical information and guidance in the selling of assigned products working directly with both customers and internal departments. Assist the customer and/or sales channel in providing the best technical solution for the customer. Perform technical reviews of incoming purchase orders to ensure that they are entered accurately by customer service an...
Job Title: Senior Civil Structural Engineer Job Location: Chicago, IL Job Type: Full Time Direct Hire Job Description: Participate in establishing project design criteria Establishing code and permit requirement based on project requirement and scope of work. Interact with local authorities for permitting and cod requirements. Provide technical supervision to offshore team based at India du...
Job Title: Sr. RF Engineer Job Location: Deer Park, IL Job Type: Contract (6 Months) Job Description: Experienced RF engineer in RF design, testing and certification for wireless LTE/3G/CDMA product; Experience with transmitter and Receiver characterization Knowledge of power amplifier, gain switch, LNA, VCO, etc. Support factory and write engineering document Strong bench level skills and...
Founded in 1989, Sabre provides customers integrated end-to-end solutions focused around analytics; autonomous systems; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); critical infrastructure protection; and cyber. This solutions strategy is built upon the strength of our technical competencies in engineering, information technology, software dev...
Description DISH's Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. The Electrical Engineer designs, develops, and tests the design and instal...
This position is responsible for providing Manufacturing Engineering support to ensure the timely production of quality, cost effective parts and assemblies of more complicated nature or larger scope. Perform continuous operational improvement that supports the goals and objectives of cost savings for the business unit including cost reduction and quality improvement activities. Job Responsibilit...
This position is responsible for providing imaginative, practical and thorough mechanical engineering design support for new product development and ongoing production. Support cross functional teams to develop new communications system devices for commercial and residential uses. Job Requirements: Fabricates and evaluates prototypes, models and fixtures for new or improved products Maintains t...
CONSECUTIVE YEARS HONORED AS A "TOP 50 BEST SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN AMERICA" AMX by Harman is a worldwide leader in advanced control and automation technology for commercial and residential markets. The company’s hardware and software products simplify the way people interact with technology. This includes making it easier for system integrators to sell, program and install AMX ...
CONSECUTIVE YEARS HONORED AS A "TOP 50 BEST SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN AMERICA" AMX by Harman is a worldwide leader in advanced control and automation technology for commercial and residential markets. The company’s hardware and software products simplify the way people interact with technology. This includes making it easier for system integrators to sell, program and install AMX ...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to become a part of our organization. If you would like to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to incorporate new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for! Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX),...
Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to become a part of our organization. If you would like to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to incorporate new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for! Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX),...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to become a part of our organization. If you would like to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to incorporate new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for! Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX),...
ATK Aerospace Structures is a world leader of mission-critical composite structures for the aerospace and defense industries. With over 50 years of experience, ATK uses advanced composite manufacturing technologies to produce lightweight and reliable structures for three distinct business areas: commercial, military aircraft programs and launch programs. The common thread amongst these businesses ...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world’s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world’s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
ATK Advanced Signals & Cyber (ASC) provides wireless solutions from research through mission integration for national security and law enforcement with solutions spanning the space, airborne, terrestrial, and maritime domains. The ASC core Research & Engineering (R&E) disciplines are RF Mission Systems, Wireless Signals and Protocols, High Performance Computing, Software Development, Software Defi...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world’s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...

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