Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere)

ANZSCO ID 233999

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
2,700
Future Growth
N/A
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
89%
Female Share
12%
Average age
37

Summary

Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Acoustic Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, and Product Design Engineer.

Tasks

  • Visits locations where projects are currently underway to monitor task completion and ensures that goals are being met.

  • Supervises the scope of large scale projects and assesses each worker’s contribution to the project.

  • Collaborates with the project management team to offer assistance with technical details for the design or development/building process.

  • Calculates the supply details for any materials and the labour requirements as well as determining the cost of everything to see if it falls within the budget of the project.

  • Researches potential risks and impacts from the scope of the project and develops a plan to address concerns.

  • Writes detailed summaries of project timelines, impact reports, requests for proposals and other written statements for stakeholders or the public.

  • Maintains optimal standards during project management, following all relevant federal, state, local and industry guidelines.


Outlook

Employment Outlook

The NSC produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Other Engineering Professionals, under the outlook section.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 89% of people employed as Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere) work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 23 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 43 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).

    Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.


Industries

Main industries

1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
37.0%
2
Manufacturing
26.6%
3
Public Administration and Safety
9.5%
4
Wholesale Trade
4.4%
5
Other industries
16.4%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

34.5% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

33.7% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

12.6% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

7.0% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

8.7% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

1.0% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

0.3% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

2.1% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere) All Jobs Average
NSW 34.5 31.6
VIC 33.7 25.6
QLD 12.6 20.0
SA 7.0 7.0
WA 8.7 10.8
TAS 1.0 2.0
NT 0.3 1.0
ACT 2.1 1.9



Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
37
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
12%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere) is 37 years. This is similar to the all jobs average of 40 years.

    A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.

    Females make up 12% of the workforce. This is 36 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age Bracket Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere) All Jobs Average
15-19 0.1 5.0
20-24 7.1 9.3
25-34 36.1 22.9
35-44 25.0 22.0
45-54 16.5 21.6
55-59 6.2 9.0
60-64 4.5 6.0
65 and Over 4.4 4.2
Median Age 37 40

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Employment Pathways

Education, training and experience

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways. Some workers have a postgraduate qualification.

Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of Qualification Engineering Professionals (not covered elsewhere) All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 27.5 10.1
Bachelor degree 51.8 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 8.1 11.6
Certificate III/IV 6.1 21.1
Year 12 5.4 18.1
Year 11 0.6 4.8
Year 10 and below 0.6 12.5

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.


Skills and Knowledge

Employers look for Other Engineering Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 59%

    Complex problem solving

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  • 59%

    Critical thinking

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  • 57%

    Judgment and decision making

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  • 57%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 55%

    Active learning

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  • 55%

    Mathematics

    Using maths to solve problems.

  • 55%

    Systems analysis

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  • 55%

    Technology design

    Designing and improving equipment and technology.

  • 54%

    Active listening

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • 54%

    Monitoring

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  • 54%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 54%

    Systems evaluation

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  • 54%

    Time management

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  • 54%

    Writing

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  • 50%

    Operation monitoring

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  • 50%

    Quality control analysis

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  • 48%

    Operations analysis

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  • 46%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 43%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.

  • 43%

    Persuasion

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.


Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  • 88%

    Engineering and technology

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  • 84%

    Technical design

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • 76%

    Computers and electronics

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  • 75%

    Mechanical

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • 73%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 68%

    Production and processing

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  • 67%

    Physics

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  • 56%

    English language

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • 52%

    Administration and management

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  • 50%

    Chemistry

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  • 40%

    Clerical

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  • 39%

    Personnel and human resources

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  • 37%

    Education and training

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • 35%

    Customer and personal service

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  • 33%

    Sales and marketing

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • 33%

    Building and construction

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  • 32%

    Psychology

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  • 30%

    Economics and accounting

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  • 30%

    Transportation

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  • 25%

    Telecommunications

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 64%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 64%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 63%

    Inductive reasoning

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  • 63%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 63%

    Written comprehension

    Read and understand written information.

  • 63%

    Written expression

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  • 61%

    Problem spotting

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  • 57%

    Originality

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  • 55%

    Mathematics

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  • 52%

    Near vision

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  • 52%

    Sorting or ordering

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • 52%

    Visualization

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  • 50%

    Brainstorming

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  • 50%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 48%

    Working with numbers

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  • 46%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 45%

    Selective attention

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  • 43%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • 43%

    Far vision

    See details that are far away.

  • 41%

    Flexibility of closure

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.


Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  • 82%

    Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  • 80%

    Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  • 79%

    Thinking creatively

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  • 72%

    Planning and prioritising work

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  • 71%

    Making decisions and solving problems

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  • 68%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 66%

    Working with computers

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  • 65%

    Collecting and organising information

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  • 63%

    Controlling equipment or machines

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  • 63%

    Communicating within a team

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 62%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 62%

    Giving expert advice

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  • 59%

    Making sense of information and ideas

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  • 53%

    Checking for errors or defects

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  • 52%

    Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  • 52%

    Communicating with the public

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 52%

    Influencing people

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  • 51%

    Explaining things to people

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  • 50%

    Checking compliance with standards

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • 49%

    Documenting or recording information

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.


Interests and demands

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  • 100%

    Analytical

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  • 76%

    Practical

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  • 57%

    Administrative

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  • 52%

    Creative

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  • 24%

    Enterprising

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  • 14%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 81%

    Achievement

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 81%

    Recognition

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  • 76%

    Independence

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  • 74%

    Working conditions

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  • 57%

    Relationships

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  • 57%

    Support

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 100%

    Electronic mail

    Use electronic mail.

  • 95%

    Indoors, heat controlled

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  • 92%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 92%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 88%

    Contact with people

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  • 88%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 88%

    Lead or coordinate a team

    Lead others to do work activities.

  • 88%

    Unstructured work

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  • 86%

    Freedom to make decisions

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  • 82%

    Being exact or accurate

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  • 81%

    Spend time sitting

    Spend time sitting at work.

  • 76%

    Time pressure

    Work to strict deadlines.

  • 73%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 70%

    Responsible for outcomes

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  • 68%

    Physically close to people

    Work physically close to other people.

  • 68%

    Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  • 67%

    Impact of decisions

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  • 65%

    Letters and memos

    Write letters and memos.

  • 63%

    Competition

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  • 63%

    Consequence of error

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-2199.05 - Mechatronics Engineers.


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