The Best Engineering Jobs in the UK Right Now

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

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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Cx Jobs

Project Manager

Are you an experienced Project Manager? Do you want to work for a company that is demonstrating sustained periods of growth, as well as having a solid order book of more work to come? Do you want to work for a company that offers autonomy, along with the freedom to develop in your career? Then Vital want to speak to you.Vital resources are currently working with a reputable and well established Civils and Groundworks contractor to assist them in their search for a new Project Manager. Our client is looking for someone who can demonstrate a background in Civils and Infrastructure projectsAs an experienced Manager your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Daily management of various civil projects within the portfolio of workLeading successful contract delivery, ensuring the site team are fully appraised of the contract parametersInvolvement of projects at all stages from Pre-Qualifying and tendering through to completionEnsuring contracts are executed in accordance with client requirementThe successful applicant for this role will be able to demonstrate:Background in a similar positionPrevious experience working within groundworks, deep drainage and, cut & fill works.Degree educated (or similar)Full UK Licence as travel to sites will be requiredAbility to work alone with minimal supervisionFor this our client is willing to offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive package.If you would like more information, please apply or contact Jamie Nicholson using the below details

Project Manager

Morson have an exciting vacancy for a Project Manager based in Yeovil for one of our Aerospace Clients. Job DescriptionThe Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the defined Project with authority and responsibility from the Programme Manager to run the project on a day-to-day basis.Key Job Accountabilities Include:The project manager is responsible for leading and managing the project team with responsibility and authority from the Programme Manager or Sponsor on a day-to-day basis. Delivering the project to schedule, cost and quality.Interfacing between the project and functional business areas to achieve the overall Project deliverables. Demonstrate good communication and encouragement across functional business areas, for change.Effective co-ordination of the project and the inter dependencies into the overall Programme or as an independent small project, including resolution or mitigation of any risks and issues arising during the project. Supported by the Programme Management office.Ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with policies, and processes.Ensuring delivery of contract life cycle relevant to accountable project.Managing and production of the required deliverables proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action to achieve quality and schedule within budget.Planning, designing and monitoring the project, preparing any project plans as required. Please contact us for more information.

Visual Modeller

Our Client is developing a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer at its Dalgety Bay facility in Fife. The software solution exploits an existing in-house product capability called VoRTEX (Virtual Reality Training Executive). The VoRTEX core software provides the virtual environment, state store and rule set that govern how the user interacts with the platform virtual model. To run with the VoRTEX core, the project is creating the specific behaviour and 3D visual models for the relevant aircraft systems.The role will primarily focus on creating real-time textured 3D objects to be incorporated into a highly detailed aircraft with opening panels and removable parts. The source data will usually comprise very high polygon count CAD files that need to be optimised then textured. This will mostly be done manually because automated tools usually create unacceptable artefacts. Some objects will be created from photographs and measurements only. Applicants with full-time experience creating 3D assets for games or military simulators will have an advantage. The applicant should provide a portfolio or examples of work. Skills (essential):3D Modelling and texturing/shading of real time assets based on real world reference materials;Ensuring that all models produced are optimised for performance, taking into consideration the limitations of the target system;Ability to work in a team setting, working to deadlines and time constraints. Skills (desirable):Understanding of baking textures, generating specular / normal maps and physically based shading;Pro-actively contributes to improvement of production pipeline;General knowledge of rigging, lighting, animation and rendering techniques;Can develop MEL / Maxscript tools;Traditional art drawing skills;Knowledge and experience of using JIRA for task management. Tools (essential):3D Modelling - Autodesk Maya preferred, also 3DS Max (pure CAD software experience is unsuitable);Texturing - Adobe Photoshop CC expertise. Tools (desirable):Texturing - 3D painting software experience is useful;Game Engine - Unity 3D preferred, also Unreal Engine.

Site Manager

Are you an experienced Site Manager? Do you want to work for a company that is demonstrating sustained periods of growth, as well as having a solid order book of more work to come? Do you want to work for a company that offers autonomy, along with the freedom to develop in your career? Then Vital want to speak to you.Vital resources are currently working with a reputable and well established multi-disciplined contractor to assist them in their search for a new Site Manager. Our client is looking for someone who can demonstrate a background in Rail, Water, Civils, or Infrastructure projectsAs an experienced Manager your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Daily management of groundworks packages in the central Belt of ScotlandOrganise and Purchase on Site Labour, Materials, and PlantLiaise with the commercial teams and other operational teams to ensure projects are delivered in a timely, and cost effective manner.Organise and Chair meetings with clients and senior management.The successful applicant for this role will be able to demonstrate:Background in a similar positionPrevious experience working within groundworks, deep drainage and, cut & fill works.Experience working as a subcontractor is preferred, but not essentialSMSTS CertifiedFull UK Licence as travel to sites will be requiredAbility to work alone with minimal supervisionFor this our client is willing to offer a competitve salary, along with a comprehensive package.For more information, please contact Jamie Nicholson using the details provided, or click the apply now link.

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