The Best Engineering Jobs in the UK Right Now

Engineering is a discipline which encompasses a range of fields and sectors, from aerospace and IT, to nuclear and rail.

At Morson, we specialise in providing engineering roles across some of the biggest UK infrastructure projects including Crossrail, High Speed 2 (HS2) and Hinkley Point C. These projects, all due to be delivered within the next 20 years, bring vast opportunities and intense competition for skilled resource.

Encouragingly this war for talent in the UK job market signals great prospects for workers, as no matter what branch of engineering you work within, your engineering skills are transferable for jobs in other sectors.

The engineering industry is consequently one of the fastest-growing and most exciting fields today as it offers significant earning potential, job stability and most importantly, job satisfaction.

With thousands of roles available across hundreds of projects, we reveal some of the most in demand roles, the ones we feel are the best engineering jobs in the UK right now, helping you focus your job search and discover what’s out there for you.

Aircraft Fitter

With commercial airlines requiring 601,000 aircraft personnel in the next 20 years to maintain the increase in fleet, fitter roles are in high demand.

Aircraft fitters ensure that all aircraft in the commercial and military aerospace sectors meet the highest standards of safety, efficiency and overall performance.

Responsible for the manufacture, repairs and maintenance an aircraft, there is a demand for highly skilled, knowledgeable, experienced candidates to place in aircraft fitter jobs, to guarantee the continued success of such a complex industry.

Civil Engineer

As the UK government continues to propose large-scale infrastructure projects, it’s clear that civil and structural engineers are needed now more than ever to facilitate the change of Britain’s landscape.

Civil engineering roles, the second oldest engineering discipline, have steadily evolved to mirror the growth in innovative technologies and, subsequently, the advancement in engineering methods. Civil engineers help to create the buildings and structures that make up our cities, who wouldn’t want to be a part of that experience

Design Engineer

The UK has long been at the forefront of the rail industry, with 1.5 billion passenger journeys taking place each year across an ever-expanding network.

Looking ahead, there are a number of major development projects taking place across the country – including Crossrail, Thameslink and HS2 – amounting to billions of pounds of investment and supporting thousands of jobs.

Design engineer is one of the most in-demand rail engineering roles, with opportunities available in the West and East Midlands area supporting the HS2 project. This project work is varied and involves scheme designs that will affect the operational railway, the public urban realm and the built environment.

 

Developer

In an increasingly technical world, developers hold the key to ensuring websites, software, systems and applications are created and maintained to a sufficiently high standard. As technology continues to advance, the need for highly skilled, experienced developers will continue to increase within organisations. In demand roles are across specific application development and systems development.

Working in highly-regulated industries where thinking creatively within controlled environments is the norm, is a unique attribute that is required by all engineering roles. The great advantage, with experience in engineering, is that your career is readily adaptable.

With competition for skills at an all-time high, the transfer of skills between industries has never been more important. Indeed, a large number of competencies intertwine between disciplines and roles such as design engineers, fitters and civil engineers will all be required to work across the large infrastructure projects planned for the UK in the recent future.

It is not only possible but essential that engineering skills are transferrable between industries, and there is no time like the present to look at the variety of options available.

 

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