Engineering Consultant

Advise. Explore options. Weigh pros and cons. Provide objective expertise in engineering and science to government agents, businesses, developers and construction firms as an engineering consultant.

work as an engineering consultantWhat Does Working as an Engineering Consultant Look Like?

Consulting engineering opportunities vary. They range from purely scientific or technical roles to coordinating or managerial roles, dependent on the project and client.

A career in engineering consulting usually entails:

  • Project management, both high level and detailed, dependent on client needs.
  • Advising the client on your area of specialty, utilizing deep knowledge of engineering and technology, plus knowledge of the industry (for example: agriculture, or biological sciences).
  • Analysis and development of project plans, again, high-level or detailed, dependant on client and project needs.
  • Capacity to research technology, materials, processes and resources as pertinent to the project.

To work in this field, you need to possess deep knowledge of engineering. You will be expected to know how to propose, plan and execute engineering projects on a large scale.

Engineering Consultant Salary and Forecast

Engineering consultants may work independently or for a consultancy.

North Carolina engineering consultants earn median salaries of approximately $101,320 (as of 2016).agricultural engineer salary

Job opportunities in the industry are growing at a rate of 2-4%.

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What Education is Required to Work as an Engineering Consultant?

Most engineering consultants have a master’s degree or a doctoral degree in engineering. This graph displays the education required for agricultural engineers. If you wish to work as a consultant, you will need to specialize in an area and typically will need advanced education.

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Engineering Consultant Job Opportunities

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