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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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Sr. Plumbing Detailer Position in Irvine, CA We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Lead Detailer to add to our team. In this role, you will design, calculate, and write plumbing spec...
Sr. Plumbing Detailer Position in San Diego, CA We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Lead Detailer to add to our team. In this role, you will design, calculate, and write plumbing s...
Experis Engineering is looking for a Controls System Engineer Minimum of 5+ years experience in the field for petro/refinery companies as a Controls Engineer. Education: Graduate Engineer in one of the following disciplines; Process Safety, Electrical or Control Systems; or equivalent job experience. Key Attributes: Must be competent, well-informed and able to perform without supervision. Must be...
Sr. Plumbing Detailer Position in San Francisco, CA We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Lead Detailer to add to our team. In this role, you will design, calculate, and write plumbi...
Sr. Plumbing Designer in San Diego, CA We are a large, successful HVAC company, and in immediate need of a top-notch Purchasing Agent with HVAC experience that is LOCAL in San Diego, CA. We have been around a long time, have great benefits and take very good care of our employees. Qualifications/Requirements: • The role requires a self-starter who is able to work independently as well as with mult...
Sr. Plumbing Designer in Irvine, CA We are a large, successful HVAC company, and in immediate need of a top-notch Purchasing Agent with HVAC experience that is LOCAL in Irvine, CA. We have been around a long time, have great benefits and take very good care of our employees. Qualifications/Requirements: • The role requires a self-starter who is able to work independently as well as with multiple c...
Sr. Plumbing Designer in San Diego, CA We are a large, successful HVAC company, and in immediate need of a top-notch Purchasing Agent with HVAC experience that is LOCAL in San Francisco, CA. We have been around a long time, have great benefits and take very good care of our employees. Qualifications/Requirements: • The role requires a self-starter who is able to work independently as well as with...
Senior Mechanical Designer in Irvine, CA Manages all aspects of a project’s design with project management, architects, and other trades through the completion phase of a large project or multiple small projects. Responsibilities: Provides leadership and management to a group of design engineers in performing HVAC system design and document production of small and large projects. Responsible for t...
Nominum based in Redwood City/San Francisco is a small firm that is poised for dynamic growth moving forward. Our software manages over 1.3 trillion queries a day. Our new product Vantio supports over 30% of the internet traffic worldwide. We are embarking into a massive opportunity in big data and analytics due to present and future product development. Our firm has over 40 patents issued and pen...
Senior Mechanical Designer in San Diego, CA Manages all aspects of a project’s design with project management, architects, and other trades through the completion phase of a large project or multiple small projects. Responsibilities: Provides leadership and management to a group of design engineers in performing HVAC system design and document production of small and large projects. Responsible fo...
Senior Mechanical Designer in San Francisco, CA Manages all aspects of a project’s design with project management, architects, and other trades through the completion phase of a large project or multiple small projects. Responsibilities: Provides leadership and management to a group of design engineers in performing HVAC system design and document production of small and large projects. Responsibl...
Nominum has been building the backbone of the Internet for more than a decade. Nominum software is used by dozens of Internet service providers around the world, reaching more than 500 million subscribers each day, and that number is growing all the time Nominum based in Redwood City/San Francisco is a small firm that is poised for dynamic growth moving forward. Our software manages over 1.3 trill...
Description Our Process Improvement department is seeking a System Improvement Engineer (SIE) who willstudy business requirements for new services and products or for the enhancement of existing services and products to convert business needs into detailed user interface system requirements. The SIE main focus is the design of the user interface for TracFone’s customer facing web based and IVR app...
We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Project Engineer to add to our team. In this role, you will work with our team of Engineers to help with design and delivery of projects. You wi...
We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Field Superintendent to add to our team. In this role, you will work with our subcontractor’s onsite, have strong understanding of scope of proj...
We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Field Superintendent to add to our team. In this role, you will work with our subcontractor’s onsite, have strong understanding of scope of proj...
Associate Principal Mechanical Engineer in Garden Grove, CA. Company We are one of the nation's largest building systems experts in US and we are looking for Principle Engineer to lead our Advanced Technology Group in Garden Grove CA. Qualifications: Education and/or Equivalent Experience - Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in mechanical engineering or architectural engine...
Our client is seeking an experienced design engineer who would like to make a transition into the highly exciting and rewarding role of field applications engineer or one who has experience working as an FAE and meets the technical qualifications. This is position which primarily the silicon valley area and visits and interacts with clients to in this regions to address their technical questions a...
Company: Siemens Industry, Inc. Division: SII - Drive Technologies - Large Drives Location: PA - New Kensington Req ID: 130563 Position Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Experience Level: Senior Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree Travel Required: Yes Company Description: Siemens' Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products and...
Quality Assurance Tester (Albany) compensation: Commensurate with experience Attentive Personnel Staffing is currently seeking an experienced QA Tester for a long term contract position! Applicants must offer a solid work history, with at minimum 7 years of intensive and progressive experience in the field, including the most recent 3 years in performing software testing for highly complex softwar...
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