Careers in Engineering, Energy and the Environment (including the Aerospace and Defence Sector)

Careers in Engineering, Energy and the Environment

Careers in the sector

  • Airline Pilot
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Product/Process Development Scientist
  • Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Product/Process Development Scientist
  • Research Scientist (physical sciences)
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Building Control Surveyor
  • Consulting Civil Engineer
  • Contracting Civil Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Water Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Mining Engineer

Careers where an Engineering Degree would be useful

  • IT Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Quality Manager
  • Technical Author
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Energy Manager
  • Production/Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Higher Education Lecturer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Patent Examiner
  • Quality Manager
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Patent Attorney
  • Estate Agent
  • Facilities Management
  • Town Planner

Postgraduate study

Jobs and information sources

Leading Graduate Employers in Engineering Sector

The Energy Sector

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Top graduate companies to target within the Energy Sector:

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Professional bodies

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Careers in Aerospace and Defence

Careers in the sector

Aerospace engineers are employed by

  • aircraft and aircraft component manufacturing companies
  • airline operators
  • the armed forces, including the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force (RAF)
  • government research agencies such as the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • the further and higher education sectors
  • regulators such as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Specialist areas within Aerospace and Defence

  • aerodynamics
  • avionics
  • materials and structures
  • propulsion
  • systems integration.

Job and information sources

Additional resources and advice

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