Engineering professionals


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Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.


Chartered engineers possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

Typical tasks

  • researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems;
  • establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys;
  • designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture;
  • devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials;
  • prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details;
  • examines and advises on patent applications;
  • provides technical consultancy services.

Common job titles

Engineer, supervising (government)
Engineer, packaging
Engineer, project (manufacturing)
Engineer, forensic
Overseer (MOD)
Engineer, ceramics
Engineer, traffic
Scientist, food
Engineer, project (engineering)
Officer, patent (government)
Engineer, cryogenic
Consultant, scientific
Engineer, chief (gas supplier)
Engineer, decommissioning (nuclear fuel production)
Engineer, projects (manufacturing)
Engineer, projects (engineering)
Engineer, scientific
Engineer, proposals, senior
Engineer, fuel
Engineer, conditioning, air
Engineer, acoustics
Brewer, vinegar
Officer, technical, carbonisation (coal mine)
Technologist, scientific (coal mine)
Overseer, ship (MOD)
Engineer, biomedical
Engineer, heating and ventilating
Engineer, gas
Engineer, metallurgical
Engineer, corrosion
Engineer, medical
Associate, patent
Consultant, energy
Manager, contracts (manufacturing)
Engineer, test
Scientist, materials
Engineer, combustion
Engineer, lubrication
Engineer, mechatronics
Engineer, transport
Manager, contract (manufacturing)
Officer, compliance, quality
Adviser, textile
Engineer, glass
Brewer (distillery)
Brewer, under
Dyer, technical
Brewer, working
Analyst, patent
Consultant, ceramics
Inspector, district (government: MOD)
Technologist, food
Officer, carbonisation (coal mine)
Consultant, acoustics
Engineer, physics, health
Brewer (vinegar mfr)
Agent, patent
Brewer (brewery)
Examiner (Board of Trade)
Engineer, patent
Engineer, project
Examiner (Intellectual Property Office)
Engineer, refrigeration
Engineer, experimental
Engineer, agricultural
Technician, dyeing
Inspector, engineering (Dept for Business Innovation and Skills)
Consultant, patent
Engineer, traffic, air
Engineer, projects
Assistant, assay
Officer, patents (government)
Engineer, technical
Adviser, heating
Brewer, head
Consultant, colour (paint mfr)
Manager, project (manufacturing)
Engineer, thermal and acoustic
Analyst, engineering
Engineer, nuclear
Engineer, biomass
Engineer, thermal
Officer, communications (Home Office)
Engineer, control, noise
Inspector, divisional (government: MOD)
Engineer, horticultural
Consultant, heating
Brewer, technical
Consultant, metallurgical
Assistant, assayer's
Engineer, heating
Manager, sensory

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.