careers advice

Engineering

Overview

Types of jobs: 

The engineering design and construction (EDC) industry provides the infrastructure and processing technology that are essential for a range of industries to process raw materials. Companies in this sector act as engineering contractors to clients such as big-name petrochemical organisations, well-known food producers and chemicals companies.

What areas of engineering and manufacturing can I work in?

  • aerospace
  • applications
  • architecture
  • automotive
  • building services
  • chemical
  • civil
  • commercial
  • commissioning
  • computing and IT
  • construction
  • contracting
  • defence
  • design
  • electrical
  • electronics
  • environmental
  • estimator
  • facilities management
  • geotechnical
  • health and safety
  • hydrology
  • infrastructure
  • instrumentation and control systems
  • manufacturing
  • marine
  • materials
  • mechanical
  • petroleum, oil and gas
  • planning
  • plant
  • power
  • process
  • production
  • project management
  • quality
  • rail
  • research and development
  • site
  • software
  • surveying
  • systems
  • telecoms, digital communications and networks
  • test
  • transportation

Writing CVs

For the Engineering sector it is good to have a competitive CV with information with all the projects that you took part in and a list of examples of the voluntary work that you have done during your studies. 

Big companies and government job roles CVs: Check with the company or the institution on their required CV format. Majority of them prefer the European CV template with qualifications and experience related to the job role. For more tips, please check the General tips section here (link).
 

Preparing for Interviews

All companies have their individual recruitment process. This information should be provided on the job role ad, on website of the company or will be send to you if you are successful candidate. For some of the job roles you might need to do a test before the interview.
 

Career Advice for the different types of engineering sectors

For the Aerospace & Avionics Engineer the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • A degree in aerospace engineering or avionics
  • An electrical, mechanical or physics engineering subject
  • Strong mathematics and IT skills, as well as a strong knowledge of CAD (computer aided design) or CAM (computer aided manufacturing) software

For the Applications Engineer the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • Solid communication skills
  • Ability to be able to deal with complex projects
  • A degree in software engineering or computer science

For the Automotive Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • A degree in either mechanical, automotive, electrical or production and manufacturing engineering
  • The ability to analyse and interpret data, have a unique approach to problem solving, along with the ability to be able to prioritise workloads and stick to tight deadlines

For Building Services Engineer the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • Qualifications in public health, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering
  • Being able to negotiate and develop contracts for projects with clients and managing and forecasting expenditure, keeping the project to budget are all highly desirable skills in this sector

For Chemical Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • An accredited BEng degree in chemical engineering or process engineering
  • The ability to manage budgets, time, projects and people

For Civil Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • A degree or postgraduate master’s degree in civil engineering
  • Strong maths and IT skills as well as being able to articulate design ideas

For Commercial Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • Generally, skills for this sector include strong interpersonal skills, being able to manage projects in tight deadlines and ability to think outside of the box
  • For Commissioning Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:
  • A degree in a mechanical, civil or electrical field
  • Problem solving, managerial and leadership and strong people and communication skills

For Computing and IT Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • Essential qualifications for a role in this sector include a software or computer science related degree
  • Desired skills are critical thinking, time management and quality control analysis

For Construction Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • A degree in either engineering mechanics or engineering design can lead to a role in this field
  • Being able to solve problems, possessing strong analytical skills and being a team player are desired in this field

For Contracting Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • Typical skills required for a role in this sector are being able to work tightly with the team as well as the architects to implement any changes to the building, as well as being able to oversee projects and a team of people.

For Defence Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • Normally a three-year BEng or a four year MEng degree is needed for a job in defence engineering
  • Maths, IT and science skills as well as solid decision-making skills

For Design Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • A degree in mechanical, civil, computer or electrical related subjects
  • A strong knowledge of CAD and CAE
  • Strong skills in maths, science and IT

For Electrical Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • A degree or a master’s in electronic engineering
  • Strong technical knowledge, project management skills

For Electronics Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:

  • A degree in electronics engineering
  • The ability to plan projects, write specifications and technical reports
  • For Environmental Engineering the Qualifications or Skills needed are:
  • Degree in environmental engineering
  • Writing specifications, planning budgets and projects

Read the article and find more information here: https://www.engineerjobs.co.uk/news-and-advice/the-different-types-of-engineering-sectors


Key employers

Lukoil Bulgaria: Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/199931 

AK Electric: Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/92413

Carlsberg Bulgaria: Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/22178

AIGER Group Engineering: Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/4076

SIEMENS: Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/20162

EVN Bulgaria: Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/57201

HYUNDAI HEAVY INDUSTRIES CO. BULGARIA: Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/11518

Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria: AD Coca-Cola Hellenic, are one of the largest bottlers of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in the world, and the largest based in Europe. Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/12036

Sensata Technologies: a global industrial technology company, a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of sensors and controls. They produce a wide range of customized, innovative sensors and controls for mission critical applications that improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day. You’ll find their products in a wide array of automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning, data, telecommunications and marine applications. Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/17851

Visteon: a global technology company that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative cockpit electronics products and connected car solutions for most of the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/7422

Lufthansa Technik Sofia Ltd: the world’s leading provider for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft, components and engines. Lufthansa Technik Sofia performs heavy maintenance checks on the Airbus A320 family and Boeing B737 and also Global Center for supplying state of the art solutions in Material and Purchasing. The company is situated at Sofia airport and operates since October 2008. Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/50436

Aviaso Bulgaria: customers include Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Berlin, Air Transat, Belair Airlines, Cargolux Airlines, CityJet, Condor, DFS (German ATC), Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Europe Airpost, Germanwings, KLM Cityhopper, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, Thomas Cook Airlines. Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/120261

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers realize possibilities by accelerating their digital transformation journeys. Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/776

ABB BULGARIA: committed to solve some of the biggest global challenges of our time. Here link to the job roles in this company -> https://www.jobs.bg/company/91645


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