Senior Civil Engineers/Project Engineers (Land Development) – With growth in the property market, boutique land development consultancies are looking to engage senior candidates with a wealth of local experience and contacts that they can bring to the business.
Revit Drafters – Candidates with Revit experience are understandably in high demand. Several projects are moving into the construction phase, especially within commercial and residential, and require Drafters with strong Revit MEP experience for contract and permanent positions. There is also a shortage of Revit Modellers in a BIM environment.
Structural Engineers – We are seeing high demand for candidates with good residential structural expertise. This demand is especially high for senior to lead structural candidates for medium sized consultancies.
Civil Drafters – There has been a small increase in the need for Civil Drafters as small infrastructure upgrades are finished. Vacancies are short-term temporary assignments.
Works & Engineering Managers (Regional Local Government) – In Western Australia there is always a need for candidates with a local government background who can work in regional locations.
Signalling Maintenance Managers – With maintenance and reliability a large focus, we are seeing demand for experienced Signalling Maintenance Managers with a recognised electrical engineering degree.
Underground Communications specialists – With few underground mines in Western Australia, there is a shortage of engineers with extensive underground communication systems experience, such as leaky feeder.
Employers are focused on generating new business, which is creating demand for proven senior candidates with strong business development skills and a good local network. Employers are leaning more towards temporary recruitment.
In other trends, designs that were completed and backlogged are now in the construction stage which is a positive sign.
As new financial year budgets are released and more state and commonwealth government projects are announced, confidence will rise as will vacancy activity.