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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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We have an immediate need for Instrumentation Mechanical Designers with helicopter experience. CDI Corporation - Aerospace & Industrial Equipment is seeking qualified candidates to work within our clients Flight Test Instrumentation group leading efforts in designing and managing data acquisition and measurement systems to collect data in accordance with flight test program needs. Instrumentatio...
We have an immediate need for a Maintenance Supervisor JOB DESCRIPTION Position will be responsible for supervising skilled trades employees in support of production processes; support related automation and controls of manufacturing operations; plan project operations and establish priorities. Will also coordinate activities according to World Class Manufacturing (WCM) standards and coordinate ...
We have an immediate need for a Fleet Energy Manager CDI, operating through its CDI Marine Company and CDI-M&T Company subsidiaries, provides ship design, naval engineering, aviation engineering, and professional services to the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and prime contractors who serve government agencies. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: -Capable of conducting energy trai...
We have an immediate need for a Maintenance Supervisor JOB DESCRIPTION Position will be responsible for supervising skilled trades employees in support of production processes; support related automation and controls of manufacturing operations; plan project operations and establish priorities. Will also coordinate activities according to World Class Manufacturing (WCM) standards and coordinate ...
We have an immediate need for a Senior Project Engineer JOB DESCRIPTION The Senior Engineer, Mechanical provides significant expertise on complex mechanical engineering issues and acts as a professional resource for the team. Designs and develops a variety of mechanical components and systems for products. Job Core Responsibilities • Provides mechanical design expertise to support developmen...
We have an immediate need for a Project Controls V CDI provides core engineering services from on-site and outsourced engineering and design through plant turnaround and start-up support, with a focus on delivering predictable outcomes on every project, while helping our clients safely and successfully meet their objectives. Project Controls V needed in Baton Rough, LA. SUMMARY Provides techni...
We have an immediate need for a Senior Logistician: CDMD-OA CDI, operating through its CDI Marine Company and CDI-M&T Company subsidiaries, provides ship design, naval engineering, aviation engineering, and professional services to the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and prime contractors who serve government agencies. CDI is looking for Senior Logisticians to join ou...
We have an immediate need for a Logistician: CDMD-OA CDI, operating through its CDI Marine Company and CDI-M&T Company subsidiaries, provides ship design, naval engineering, aviation engineering, and professional services to the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and prime contractors who serve government agencies. CDI is looking for Logisticians to join our team in the ...
We have an immediate need for Levels 1, 2 & 3 Structural Analysis Engineers JOB DESCRIPTION These positions are for PHL rotorcraft and fixed wing engineering statements of work. Aerospace experience is a must. High proficiency with aerospace design and analysis tools is a must, Boeing tools (Catia V5) and processes knowledge is strongly preferred. Develops, integrates and documents structural re...
We have an immediate need for a Validation Engineer JOB DESCRIPTION Responsibilities: • Write qualification documents to support commissioning, IOQ, PD, PQ, and RQ activities for controlled temperature environments comprising check for compliance with corporate standards, regulatory requirements and technical expertise. • Actively participate during all phases of qualification: evaluate pr...
We have an immediate need for a Mechanical Engineer For more than 60 years CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI) has delivered engineering and technology solutions and recruitment and staffing services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world. Some of the exciting and growing industries we serve include Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Aerospace & Industrial Equipment; and Hi-Tech. We are a $1....
Job Summary: Design, develop, and promote embedded systems security for multiple domains and applications such as: home automation, automotive, medical devices, industrial control systems and smart grid; lead research efforts in embedded security; seek out funding opportunities in embedded security; interact with clients and make technical presentations; perform all phases of the system lifecycle...
Job Summary: Design, develop, test, document, and install software for communications applications, including radio direction finding, signal acquisition, signal processing and electronic warfare programs, automated data analysis, graphical data visualization and database applications development and administration; collaborate with client technical representatives and SwRI engineering/software s...
Job Summary: Work in small teams under the direction of senior staff; develop and maintain Windows based software applications for the Fuels and Lubricants Research Division; perform all phases of software development, including requirements generation, design, implementation, testing, integration, installation and maintenance, and documentation; establish working relationships with clients consi...
Job Summary: Design and develop custom software for high fidelity simulations and training applications to include immersive simulation, mobile learning, augmented reality and others; collaborate with a team of engineering and software developers to create physics-based simulations of complex systems such as aircraft, military vehicles/equipment, construction equipment and agricultural equipment;...
Job Summary: Support multiple project managers with design, fabrication, and/or analysis efforts; support various testing projects or fabrication activities centered in the marine/offshore industries and/or the oil and gas industry; coordinate with potential customers to propose work and manage any resulting projects with the support of other senior staff members in the section; evaluate project ...
Controls Engineer Job Summary: Reporting to Engineering the Controls Engineer is responsible for designing, programming, debugging, commissioning, and maintaining the control systems in the Greenville office and at customer facilities. Interface with project team and manufacturing to deliver control systems on time and on budget. Contribute to overall team performance by training/mentoring associ...
National Fuel is looking for a skilled and highly motivated Electrical Engineer (Automation and Controls) to serve as an integral member of a team that is responsible for ensuring the safety and integrity of our natural gas pipeline system. This team is actively involved in transmission pipeline expansion initiatives as well as with facility maintenance and upgrade projects. The successful candida...
Our client is a full-service engineering, planning, surveying, and consulting firm, headquartered in Houston, TX. Their capabilities include everything from design, project research and consultation to turnkey construction management of multimillion-dollar ventures. With over 30 years of success, they continue to see significant growth and expansion in their operations. Senior Civil Project Manag...
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Packaging Engineer / Package Development Engineer: This position is within theElectronics/Consumer Packaging Group, with a strong focus on developing packaging innovations for global growth platforms from concept through feasibility and executions for a wide range of product offerings. This will require working closely with Marketing, Business Teams, Global Operations, Funct...

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