These are the different engineering careers

Are you interested in engineering careers? From civil to software engineering, there are plenty of opportunities out there! Engineering requires creativity and technical knowledge to succeed and there is a wide range of opportunities available for these professionals in South Africa.

Register your CV on Job Mail today and start applying to the various engineering job opportunities that are available.

1. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Careers | Job Mail
Photo Source – www.freepik.com

As a civil engineer, you’ll be responsible for designing and constructing infrastructure. Maintenance work and upgrades are other important tasks that are associated with this role. The safety of people, as well as the environment, are essential considerations for any civil engineer. These professionals are also expected to compile and present reports.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Mathematical capabilities
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Interpersonal and communication capabilities
  • Leadership skills

2. Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Careers | Job Mail
Photo Source – www.freepik.com

Environmental engineers work with companies to ensure that their projects comply with the necessary regulations. They play a vital role in reducing the impact these projects have on the environment. These professionals have an in-depth understanding of how infrastructure affects our air and water.  Other duties include compiling environmental investigative reports and conducting quality control assessments. Analysing data is another important aspect of this position. Environmental engineers can expect to work in an office as well as outdoors.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Passion for the environment
  • Knowledge of biology and chemistry
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal and communication capabilities
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking

3. Software Engineering

Software Engineering Careers | Job Mail
Photo Source – www.freepik.com

Software engineers work in the IT industry and are responsible for developing software systems as well as for maintaining and designing upgrades for existing systems. These professionals help companies to use technology efficiently so that optimal results are achieved.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational abilities
  • Knowledge of programming languages
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Problem-solving skills

4. Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Careers | Job Mail
Photo Source – www.freepik.com

Electrical engineers design, maintain, upgrade, and test electronic systems, but the job also covers control systems, telecommunication, and signal processing. These professionals can find employment across a wide range of industries, such as the automotive, construction, consumer goods, power generation, railway, and telecommunications industries, just to name a few. They will also typically work on-site but can also work in an office environment from time to time.

Skills and knowledge

  • Mathematics and physical science
  • Communications skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Technical capabilities

5. Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Careers | Job Mail
Photo Source – www.freepik.com

A mechanical engineer typically works with moving objects. This can include the design or redesign of products or objects with moving parts, such as engines. These professionals typically make use of CAD to complete their designs and can work on-site as well as in an office environment. Another part of this job entails analysing mechanical structures/equipment, writing reports and overseeing manufacturing processes.

Skills and knowledge

  • Mathematics and physical science
  • Communications skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Technical capabilities
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Now that you have a better idea of the different engineering careers that are available, you can decide which specialisation is right for you. Looking for a new job? Find engineering vacancies on Job Mail today.

The following two tabs change content below.

Job Mail Staff Writer

Summary
These are the different engineering careers
Article Name
These are the different engineering careers
Description
Are you interested in engineering careers? From civil to software engineering, there are plenty of opportunities out there! Visit Job Mail for more...
Author
Publisher Name
Job Mail
Publisher Logo

You may also like...

8 Responses

  1. bafana jacob nkosi says:

    I would like to get a construction work with 10 years experience in the construction industry

  2. Munagala Divya Pranathi says:

    Is any electrical job vacancies is there?

  3. Ndumiso Mabaso says:

    My wife is looking for chemical engineering jobs, got any recommendations?

  4. Greenford William Mafuleka says:

    I like and love technology jobs for example, electrical, construction, water sourcing and mechanical engineering.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

one × 4 =

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

How was this article?

If you enjoyed this article feel free to share it with your network.