Design Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Engineering

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Design Skills List in Engineering

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Design role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Design job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 37% of Design job descriptions contained cad as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

cad
37%
design
33%
solidworks
31%
design engineer
21%
mechanical design
19%
engineer
19%
engineering
19%
design engineering
17%
3d
17%
mechanical
15%
autocad
13%
electrical design
11%
electrical
11%
mechanical engineering
9%
manufacturing
9%
mechanical design engineer
9%
mechanical engineer
9%
product design
9%
manufacture
9%
engineering design
7%
2d
7%
testing
7%
electronic hardware
5%
electrical design engineer
5%
pneumatics
5%
bedford
5%
project teams
5%
biggleswade
5%
cambourne
5%
furniture
5%
draughtsman
5%
design technician
5%
huntingdon
5%
sheet metal
5%
inventor
5%
models
5%
design development
5%
newmarket
5%
orcad
5%
design drawings
5%
product
5%
royston
5%
specifications
5%
management
5%
stevenage
5%
handling
5%
oil and gas
5%
scaffolding
5%
tools
5%
integration
5%
electrical engineering
5%
validation
5%
valves
3%
access control
3%
structural design
3%
designing
3%
invoicing
3%
engineering drawings
3%
cctv
3%
worksop
3%
fabrication
3%
process
3%
cad software
3%
reporting
3%
materials
3%
intruder
3%
forging
3%
production
3%
electronics
3%
durham
3%
suppliers
3%
3d modeling
3%
revit
3%
capital equipment
3%
norwich
3%
special purpose machinery
3%
project
3%
gateshead
3%
cad design
3%
consultancy
3%
pumps
3%
conveyor
3%
project lead
3%
hydraulic
3%
consumer products
3%
draughtsperson
3%
civil engineering
3%
conveyors
3%
test
3%
electro-mechanical
3%
cad technician
3%
dsear
3%
electronic
3%
firmware
3%
apprenticeship
3%
construction
3%
marine
3%
light
3%
computer aided design
3%
fpga
3%
cnc
3%
newcastle
3%
multiskilled
3%
designer
3%
mixed-signal
3%
degree
3%
drawings
3%
newcastle upon tyne
3%
plastics
3%
doncaster
3%
project mechanical design engineer
3%
fmcg
3%
plymouth
3%
interior design
3%
hnc
3%
offshore
3%
vac-foams
3%
product design engineer
3%
solidworks engineer
3%
food
3%
radar
3%
hnd
3%
high speed digital
3%
medical imaging
3%
assembly drawings
3%
railway
3%
aberdeen
3%
radio frequency
3%
machinery
3%
power generation
3%
pcb design
3%
chartered engineer
3%
sheffield
3%
mechanical design technician
3%
hydraulics
3%
rf
3%
accounting
3%
masters degree
3%
vhdl
3%
development testing
3%
steel
3%
scotland
3%
systems
3%
budget
3%
concept design
3%
control systems
3%
boms
3%
steel design
3%
casting
3%
design management
3%
customer service
3%
customers
3%
cost reduction
3%
steel design engineer
3%
compressors
3%
metal
3%
energy
3%
finance
3%
drawing
3%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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