Other professional engineers, n.e.c. (NOC 2148)

About this job

Other professional engineers include:

  • agricultural and bio-resource engineers
  • biomedical engineers
  • engineering physicists and engineering scientists
  • marine and naval engineers
  • textile engineers
  • and other specialized engineering occupations that are not classified elsewhere
Common job titles
  • engineer, agricultural / agroprocessing
  • engineer, agronomy
  • engineer, bio-resource
  • engineer, dairy plant
  • engineer, marine / marine systems / naval
  • engineer, ship construction / shipbuilding
  • engineer, agricultural / agroprocessing
  • engineer, agronomy
  • engineer, bio-resource
  • engineer, clinical biomedical
  • engineer, dairy plant
  • engineer, marine / marine systems / naval

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$82,110

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Agricultural and bio-resource engineers:

  • design and develop machinery, structures, equipment and systems related to agriculture and food processing

Biomedical engineers:

  • design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment and procedures
  • develop devices to assist persons with disabilities
  • advise hospital administrators on planning, acquisition and use of medical equipment
  • modify and install or oversee installation of equipment

Engineering physicists and engineering scientists:

  • carry out research, and develop processes, programs and equipment to expand knowledge in the applied sciences and engineering, and to support advanced engineering and scientific applications

Marine and naval engineers:

  • design and develop marine vessels, floating structures and associated marine power plants; design and develop propulsion systems and equipment
  • oversee the building, maintenance and repair of vessels and marine systems

Textile engineers:

  • design and develop processes, equipment and procedures for the production of fibres, yarns and textiles

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, hospital or school.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in an appropriate engineering discipline is required.
  • A master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required. • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports, and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.

Skills

  • Spatial Perception
  • Innovative
  • Numerical Ability
  • Detail-Oriented
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Science

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
900
Average annual employment growth:
1.5%
Expected number of job openings:
330
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
160
Average annual employment growth:
0.5%
Expected number of job openings:
50

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is limited mobility between the engineering specializations included in this group. Engineers often work in a multidisciplinary environment and acquire knowledge and skills through work experience that may allow them to practise in associated areas of science, engineering, sales, marketing or management.

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