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Design or Development Engineer

Design and development engineers conceive engineering designs from product ideas or requirements in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

Tasks

  • Prepares specifications for materials and other components.
  • Produces final design information for use in preparation of layouts, parts lists, etc..
  • Arranges construction and testing of model or prototype and modifies design if necessary.
  • Prepares working designs for steam, aero, turbine, marine and electrical engines, mechanical instruments, aircraft and missile structures, vehicle and ship structures, plant and machinery equipment, domestic electrical appliances, building systems and services, and electronic computing and telecommunications equipment.
  • Assesses product requirements, including costs, manufacturing feasibility and market requirements.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 12% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£38,378

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for design or development engineer is £38,378

3,400 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 3,400. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for design or development engineer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £38,378 per year. That is about £3,198 per month or £19.68 per hour. New workers generally start on £24,838, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,050

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 3,400 people are employed in the region.

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