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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Process Engineer (Chemical) Mt. Pleasant, PA Full-Time $70,000 - $110,000 Apply Apply Process Engineer (Chemical) Mt. Pleasant, PA Full-Time $70,000 - $110,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Process Engineer with Chemical experience, please read on! Located in Mt. Pleasant, we are a clean energ...
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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Product Manufacturing Lead Boston, MA Full-Time $100,000 - $200,000 Apply Apply Product Manufacturing Lead Boston, MA Full-Time $100,000 - $200,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Product Manufacturing Lead with experience, please read on! We are a Boston based, well-funded technology start-up c...
Job Summary: Administer first aid and other nursing services to employees for episodic and on-the-job injuries or illnesses; routine medical screening of employees; support drug free workplace program and special program requirements mandated by clients; complete initial in-processing and basic screening for patients scheduled to see the on-site physician; assist the physician by providing treatm...
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 ...
Job Summary: Perform lubricant testing predominately in engine dynamometer facilities; maintain working relationships with clients in accomplishment of project objectives; develop innovative solutions to project problems and expand laboratory capabilities; provide project leadership in the performance of tests to customer’s specifications; use engineering practices to ensure test quality and test...
Job Summary: The High Reliability Software Section develops next-generation technologies for high reliability applications, including embedded software for space instruments and spacecraft components, as well as aerospace and oil & gas applications. Applicant must be proficient in all phases of the development lifecycle, including requirements definition, software/systems design, implementation, ...
Job Summary: Develop and deploy robotic and automation systems for industrial, manufacturing, and defense clients; design, build, debug and install industrial robotic and automation systems; develop and test new manufacturing and industrial processes; create documentation for custom automation systems, develop software for industrial controls and manufacturing systems; assist in preparing proposa...
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 embedded systems software and/or hardware for a variety of military and commercial applications such as C4ISR systems, wireless communications systems, network architecture and framework design systems, advanced RF communication applications, and optimized embedded networks and systems; perform all phases of the system lifecycle, including applied research, require...
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: Write and maintain software tools that aid in data analysis; analyze various types of data for patterns of interest; interact with clients to determine requirements, propose solutions and deliver results; work in a team, coordinating efforts and results; write reports of data analysis or research for delivery to clients; design creative approaches to existing and future signal proces...
Job Summary: Join a team that develops creative solutions for existing and future computing devices and systems for a variety of commercial, space, and military applications such as aircraft instrumentation, automotive control systems, wireless systems, geohazard monitoring and mapping systems, and securing embedded systems; interact constantly with technical clients and colleagues to understand ...
Job Summary: Join a team that develops creative solutions for existing and future computing devices and systems for a variety of commercial and military applications such as C4ISR systems, wireless communications systems, network architecture and framework design systems, advanced RF communication applications, and optimized embedded networks and systems; interact constantly with technical client...
Job Summary: Develop and maintain applications and reports for the Information Systems Section; aid lead developer in the development/maintenance of web based applications on a UNIX platform using PERL as the main coding language; will be responsible for managing their own applications and meeting any enhancements needed by the end user; meet with software users and will need the ability to under...
Job Responsibilities Inspiration comes to you from meeting and overcoming challenges, leading technical decisions, and ownership of processes. If you enjoy the “rush” of a well-executed plan and meeting a tough deadline then this might be the place for you! ViaSat is a unique blend of technical challenge, opportunity to excel, team camaraderie, and opportunity to work with industry leaders. In t...
Job Summary: Review of quality procedures to insure they conform to ISO quality standards, regulatory requirements, and good engineering practice; review of new instrumentation for suitability and performance; review of EPA engine and vehicle regulations for new or revised testing requirements; handle the leadership of process improvement teams; host the monthly Quality Steering Committee meeting...
Job Summary: Design, develop, test, document, and deploy complex antenna systems and RF electronics for tactical electronic warfare (EW) applications, with an emphasis on signal acquisition and geolocation. Education/Experience: Requires a BS degree in Electrical Engineering with at least a 3.3 GPA and 7-10 years of experience in RF design. Masters preferred. Working knowledge of RF propagation...

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