Engineering Professionals

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


New workers

New workers start around £25,816. Normal pay is £42,271 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £63,830.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Wastewater

  • Business Development

  • Smart Meter Systems

  • Civil Engineering

  • Renewable Energy

  • Materials Science

  • Engineering Design Process

  • Materials Engineering

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

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Innovation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • Investigation

  • 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.