Engineers in Short Supply in Western Australia
Posted: 22/08/2012 5:00:00 AM
Kyla Jones, Site Director, Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Filed under: Mining
The Western Australia State Priority Occupation List
was released this week showing engineers and engineering professionals are still in high demand. The list is used to help guide funding for training programs and to assist state sponsored migration. Overall the State Priority Occupation List is important to workforce planning. Because Western Australia is home to so many mining jobs and oil and gas careers, the occupations included on the list reflect the needs of the Australian resources industry.
Engineering professionals in high demand
Training and Workforce Development Minister Murray Cowper
spoke to the skills shortages in Western Australia and the continued demand for skilled workers.
“Of the 339 occupations identified, more than 70 per cent are managers, professionals, technicians and trade workers, underscoring the need for high-level skills and training in the WA workforce,”
“Each occupation is ranked as a State Priority 1, State Priority 2 or an Industry Training Council-identified priority, with nurses, engineers and childcare workers among those jobs currently experiencing peak demand.”
The engineering jobs in greatest demand touch nearly every discipline in the profession including:
- Chemical engineer
- Civil engineer
- Geotechnical engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Electronics engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Production or plant engineer
- Mining engineer
- Petroleum engineer
Complementary or support roles to the engineering function are also in high demand with the following occupations appearing on the state priority list:
- Civil engineering draftsperson
- Civil engineering technician
- Electrical engineering draftsperson
- Electrical engineering
- Electronic engineering draftsperson
- Electronic engineering
- Mechanical engineering draftsperson
- Mechanical engineering technician
- Metallurgical or materials technician
- Mine deputy
- Telecommunications network planner
- Telecommunications technical officer or technologist
What this means for jobseekers
Western Australia is looking for engineering professionals to work in mining jobs or find careers with oil companies. The Western Australia State Priority Occupation List is a key indicator to the occupations in high demand by employers in the Australian resources industry. If you’re an engineering professional, why not consider coming to Western Australia to work?
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