What is an engineer? What types of engineering and job roles?

Writtin on 16 June, 2021
What is an engineer? What types of engineering and job roles?

Engineer

noun. a person who designs, builds or maintains engines, machines, or structures; a person who controls an engine, especially on an aircraft or ship.

verb. design and build ( a machine or structure )

 

There are many types of engineering and many different job opportunities within the sector which is experiencing a skills shortage. Click here for more statistics on the state of the sector.

Types of Engineering

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Aerospace
  • Architectural
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil
  • Structural
  • Chemical
  • Nuclear
  • Rail
  • Computing and IT
  • Software development
  • Digital animation
  • Geotechnical
  • Environmental
  • Control Systems

 

Job functions

  • Project management
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • HR – Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Quality
  • Purchasing
  • Health & Safety
  • IT
  • Production
  • Design
  • Service/Maintenance

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