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233 Engineering Professionals

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

233 Engineering Professionals

Engineering Professionals design, plan and organise the testing, construction, installation and maintenance of structures, machines and their components, and production systems and plants, and plan production schedules and work procedures to ensure engineering projects are undertaken efficiently and in a cost effective manner.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • planning and designing chemical process systems, civil engineering projects, electrical power equipment and facilities, electronic components used in computer and industrial applications, mechanical equipment and systems, mining and drilling operations, and other engineering projects
  • drafting and interpreting specifications, drawings and plans, and determining construction methods
  • supervising the construction of structures, water and gas supply and transportation systems, and the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and plant
  • organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • estimating total costs and preparing detailed cost plans and estimates as tools for budgetary control
  • resolving design and operational problems in the various fields of engineering through the application of engineering technology
Unit Group

2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers

Chemical and Materials Engineers design and prepare specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale chemical plants, supervise industrial processing and fabrication of products undergoing physical and chemical change, and investigate the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials and assess and develop their engineering and commercial applications.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing designs for chemical process systems and planning control systems for processes such as those used to remove and separate components, effect chemical changes, test and evaluate fuels, transfer heat, and control the storing and handling of solids, liquids and gases
  • monitoring the operation and maintenance of equipment to achieve maximum efficiency under safe operating conditions
  • ensuring correct materials and equipment are used and that they conform to specifications
  • diagnosing malfunctions in chemical plants and instituting remedial action
  • studying product utilisation and pollution control problems
  • reviewing plans for new products and submitting material selection recommendations in accordance with design specifications and factors such as strength, weight and cost
  • planning and implementing laboratory operations to develop new materials and fabrication procedures for new materials to fulfil production cost and performance standards
  • conferring with producers of materials, such as metals, ceramics, polymers, cements and elastomers, during the investigation and evaluation of materials suitable for specific product applications
  • reviewing product failure data and implementing laboratory tests to establish or reject possible causes, and advising on ways to overcome any problems

Occupations:

  • 233111 Chemical Engineer
  • 233112 Materials Engineer

233111 Chemical Engineer

Designs and prepares specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale chemical plants, and supervises industrial processing and fabrication of products undergoing physical and chemical changes. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

233112 Materials Engineer

Investigates the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials and assesses and develops their engineering and commercial applications. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Unit Group

2332 Civil Engineering Professionals

Civil Engineering Professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • determining construction methods, materials and quality standards, and drafting and interpreting specifications, drawings, plans, construction methods and procedures
  • organising and directing site labour and the delivery of construction materials, plant and equipment, and establishing detailed programs for the coordination of site activities
  • obtaining soil and rock samples at different depths across sites and testing samples to determine strength, compressibility and other factors that affect the behaviour of soil and rock when a structure is imposed and determining the safe loading for the soil
  • studying architectural and engineering drawings and specifications to estimate total costs, and preparing detailed cost plans and estimates as tools to assist in budgetary control
  • monitoring changes to designs, assessing effects on cost, and measuring, valuing and negotiating variations to designs
  • analysing structural systems for both static and dynamic loads
  • designing structures to ensure they do not collapse, bend, twist or vibrate in undesirable ways
  • assessing present and future travel flow patterns taking into account population increase and needs change
  • designing the physical aspects of transportation systems such as highways, railroads, urban transit, air transportation, logistical supply systems and their terminals

Occupations:

  • 233211 Civil Engineer
  • 233212 Geotechnical Engineer
  • 233213 Quantity Surveyor
  • 233214 Structural Engineer
  • 233215 Transport Engineer

233211 Civil Engineer

Plans, designs, organises and oversees the construction and operation of dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, airports and other civil engineering projects. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Airfield Engineer Officer (Air Force)
  • Hydraulics Engineer

233212 Geotechnical Engineer

Plans, directs and conducts survey work to analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures, and designs above and below ground foundations. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

233213 Quantity Surveyor

Alternative Titles:

  • Building Economist
  • Construction Economist

Estimates and monitors construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

233214 Structural Engineer

Analyses the statical properties of all types of structures, tests the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction, and designs and supervises the construction of all types of structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

233215 Transport Engineer

Plans and develops transport systems to improve infrastructure efficiency and the cost effectiveness of moving people and freight. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Roading Engineer (NZ)
Unit Group

2333 Electrical Engineers

Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • planning and designing power stations and power generation equipment
  • determining the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and other equipment
  • developing products such as electric motors, components, equipment and appliances
  • interpreting specifications, drawings, standards and regulations relating to electric power equipment and use
  • organising and managing resources used in the supply of electrical components, machines, appliances and equipment
  • establishing delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
  • supervising the operation and maintenance of power stations, transmission and distribution systems and industrial plants
  • designing and installing control and signalling equipment for road, rail and air traffic
  • may specialise in research in areas such as power generation and transmission systems, transformers, switchgear and electric motors, telemetry and control systems

Occupation:

  • 233311 Electrical Engineer

233311 Electrical Engineer

Designs, develops and supervises the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Railway Signalling Engineer
  • Signalling and Communications Engineer
Unit Group

2334 Electronics Engineers

Electronics Engineers design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer, communication, command and warfare systems, entertainment, transport and other industrial applications.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • designing electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer, communication and control systems, command and warfare systems, and other industrial applications
  • designing software, especially embedded software, to be used within such systems
  • developing apparatus and procedures to test electronic components, circuits and systems
  • supervising installation and commissioning of computer, communication and control systems, and ensuring proper control and protection methods
  • establishing and monitoring performance and safety standards and procedures for operation, modification, maintenance and repair of such systems
  • designing communications bearers based on wired, optical fibre and wireless communication media
  • analysing communications traffic and level of service, and determining the type of installation, location, layout and transmission medium for communication systems
  • designing and developing signal processing algorithms and implementing these through appropriate choice of hardware and software
  • designing the architecture, modelling and integration of communication and control systems, command and warfare systems, and other industrial applications

Occupation:

  • 233411 Electronics Engineer

233411 Electronics Engineer

Designs, develops, adapts, installs, tests and maintains electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer, communication, command and warfare systems, entertainment, transport and other industrial applications. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Combat System Engineer
Unit Group

2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers design, organise and oversee the construction, operation, logistics and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations, establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities, and ensure usage of resources is cost effective.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • developing and reviewing functional statements, organisational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
  • establishing work measurement programs and analysing work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
  • analysing workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs, to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
  • designing mechanical equipment, machines, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction
  • developing specifications for manufacture, and determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant construction and systems
  • organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
  • carrying out inspections to ensure optimum performance is maintained
  • directing the maintenance and coordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules

Occupations:

  • 233511 Industrial Engineer
  • 233512 Mechanical Engineer
  • 233513 Production or Plant Engineer

233511 Industrial Engineer

Investigates and reviews the logistics and utilisation of personnel, facilities, equipment and materials, current operational processes and established practices, to recommend improvement in the quality and efficiency of operations in a variety of commercial, industrial and production environments. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Engineering Assurance Engineer

  • Integrated Logistics Support Engineer

  • Process Engineer (Industrial)

233512 Mechanical Engineer

Plans, designs, organises and oversees the assembly, erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Airconditioning Engineer
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Heating and Ventilation Engineer

233513 Production or Plant Engineer

Plans, directs and coordinates the design, construction, modification, continued performance and maintenance of equipment and machines in industrial plants, and the management and planning of manufacturing activities. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Automation and Control Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer (Shipbuilding)
Unit Group

2336 Mining Engineers

Mining Engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • conducting preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with prospectors, Geologists, Geophysicists, other mineral scientists and other engineers to determine the resources present, the feasibility of extracting the reserves, and the design and development of the extraction process
  • preparing operation and project cost estimates and production schedules, and reporting progress, production and costs compared to budget
  • determining the most suitable methods of ore extraction taking account of such factors as depth of overburden, and attitude and physical characteristics of deposits and surrounding strata
  • preparing plans for tunnels and chambers, location and construction of mine shafts, layout of mine development and the application of appropriate mining techniques, often using computer modelling
  • assessing the natural, technical, financial and safety risks associated with the phases of the project development, construction and operations
  • determining the safety of processes, order of extraction and safety of mine walls, evaluating the risk of slippage and advising on the prevention of slippage and rock falls
  • planning and coordinating the utilisation of labour and equipment consistent with efficiency targets, statutes, safety guidelines and environmental conditions
  • planning and conducting research and providing advice on engineering operations for the exploration, location and extraction of petroleum and natural gas
  • determining location for drilling
  • deciding on types of derrick and equipment including seabed platforms
  • devising methods of controlling the flow of oil and gas from wells

Occupations:

  • 233611 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
  • 233612 Petroleum Engineer

233611 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

Plans and directs the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals from the earth. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Process Engineer (Mining)

233612 Petroleum Engineer

Plans and directs the engineering aspects of locating and extracting petroleum or natural gas from the earth. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Mud Engineer
  • Petrophysical Engineer
Unit Group

2339 Other Engineering Professionals

This unit group covers Engineering Professionals not elsewhere classified. It includes Aeronautical Engineers, Agricultural Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Environmental Engineers and Naval Architects / Marine Designers.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations:

  • 233911 Aeronautical Engineer
  • 233912 Agricultural Engineer
  • 233913 Biomedical Engineer
  • 233914 Engineering Technologist
  • 233915 Environmental Engineer
  • 233916 Naval Architect / Marine Designer
  • 233999 Engineering Professionals nec

233911 Aeronautical Engineer

Performs and supervises engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Aeronautical Engineering Officer (Navy)
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer Officer - Aeronautical (Air Force)
  • Aerospace Engineer Officer - Armament (Air Force)
  • Aerospace Engineer Officer - Electronics (Air Force)
  • Avionics Systems Engineer
  • Weapons Aeronautical Engineering Officer (Navy)

233912 Agricultural Engineer

Alternative Title:

  • Natural Resources Engineer

Performs and supervises engineering work related to the use and development of agricultural land, buildings, machines and equipment. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

233913 Biomedical Engineer

Applies knowledge and methodology of physics, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical chemistry and materials science to problems in biology and the treatment and prevention of human disease. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Bioengineer
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Medical Engineer

233914 Engineering Technologist

Analyses and modifies new and existing engineering technologies and applies them in the testing and implementation of engineering projects. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Biomedical Engineering Technologist
  • Industrial Engineering Technologist
  • Mining Engineering Technologist
  • Safety Engineering Technologist
  • Structural Engineering Technologist

233915 Environmental Engineer

Assesses the impact on air, water, soil and noise levels in the vicinity of engineering projects, plans and designs equipment and processes for the treatment and safe disposal of waste material, and assesses what may cause problems for the environment in the long-term. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

233916 Naval Architect / Marine Designer

Designs and oversees the construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Shipbuilding Designer

233999 Engineering Professionals nec

This occupation group covers Engineering Professionals not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

  • Acoustic Engineer
  • Calibration Engineer
  • Corrosion Engineer
  • Fire Safety Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Test and Activation Engineer (Naval Shipbuilding)