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Most popular engineering roles of 2010 revealed

A list of the UKís most in-demand engineering jobs of 2010 has been released by specialist IT, technical and engineering recruitment consultancy IntaPeople

A list of the UK’s most in-demand engineering jobs of 2010 has been released by specialist IT, technical and engineering recruitment consultancy IntaPeople.


The research, which took into account the most frequently advertised engineering positions for the first six months of the year, showed that Buyers & Cost Engineers are currently the most desirable workers in the sector.


This was followed closely by Supply Chain Consultants and Planning Engineers & Project Managers.


The full list of top ten engineering roles included:



  1. 1. Buyers & Cost Engineers

  2. 2. Supply Chain Consultants

  3. 3. Planning Engineers / Project Managers

  4. 4. Mechanical, Electrical & Electronic Design Engineers

  5. 5. Design Draughtsman

  6. 6. Stress / Structural Engineers

  7. 7. Quality Engineers

  8. 8. Manufacturing Engineers

  9. 9. Software Engineers

  10. 10. Engineering Managers / Operations Directors


Chris Day, head of IntaPeople’s engineering division, said:


“Despite some difficult conditions, organisations across the country have continued to recruit highly talented engineers as they look to deliver innovative, market-leading solutions. We’ve seen a number of markets pick up considerably over the past five to six months, including consultancy, medical, special purpose machinery, MOD (marine and oil & gas), and food.


“The strong demand for Buyers & Cost Engineers is understandable as companies look to stay within budget, while the growing demand for logistical experts coincides with the launch of a number of exciting new projects around the country.”