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Engineering

April - June 2014

Hotspots

 

Revit Drafters – Revit is becoming the must-have software on major projects, leading to a shortage of candidates with Revit experience. We are seeing high demand for those with the skills from consultancy and contractor clients as a large number of healthcare and commercial projects are moving into the construction phase.

 

Principal Level Civil Engineers (Land Development) – With continued growth and increasing confidence in the residential property market, many SME consultancies are looking to engage more senior candidates to help capitalise on the opportunities available.

 

Structural Engineers – The high rise sector is busy, particularly on the east and west coasts, and we are seeing high demand for candidates with good residential structural expertise.

 

BSA Hydraulic Engineers – Within building services, the lack of a specific degree has long created demand for candidates who have come up from a plumbing trade and worked on design. As the commercial sector improves, these candidates are once again highly sought after.

 

Signalling Engineers – Experienced individuals who specialise in signalling within the rail industry are in consistent demand, particularly in Western Australia, and we’ll likely see this move over into the NSW market very soon as detailed design begins on major projects early in the new financial year.

 

Trends

 

Within the private sector, temporary assignments remain a popular choice with employers, who are keen to maintain headcount flexibility. The exception is Western Australia, where employers are focusing on large urban projects, and while there is a steady requirement for contractors the number of permanent positions is increasing. 

 

Within the public sector, we have seen an increase in employment for technical roles within both state and local government. The main areas of activity have been around infrastructure

development and increasing capabilities in regional locations.   

 

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