Engineering Professionals

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions.


New workers
£ 25,816
£ 42,271
£ 63,830

Available jobs

In the past year there were 124,090 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Provides technical consultancy services.

  • Examines and advises on patent applications.

  • Prepares sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details.

  • Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials.

  • Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture.

  • Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys.

  • Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Project Management

  • Water Treatment

  • Smart Meter Systems

  • Business Development

  • Wastewater

  • Renewable Energy

  • Dual Fuel Smart Meter

  • Materials Engineering

  • Materials Science

  • Engineering Design Process

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Customer Service

  • Innovation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Investigation

  • Operations

  • Self-Motivation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.