Engineering Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Engineering

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Engineering Skills List in Engineering

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for an Engineering role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Engineering job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 40% of Engineering job descriptions contained engineering as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

engineering
40%
engineer
36%
manager
24%
manufacturing
24%
mechanical
24%
electrical
20%
aerospace
16%
cambridge
16%
production
16%
bedford
16%
stevenage
16%
beng
16%
ceng
16%
leader
16%
commissioning
12%
construction
12%
mechanical engineering
12%
chartered
12%
nuclear
12%
sales
12%
maintenance
8%
chelmsford
8%
essex
8%
goods
8%
logistics
8%
picking
8%
storeman
8%
stores
8%
warehouse
8%
braintree
8%
colchester
8%
person
8%
storesperson
8%
stortford
8%
walden
8%
automotive
8%
bdm
8%
defence
8%
development
8%
executive
8%
hitchin
8%
hybrid
8%
letchworth
8%
luton
8%
milton
8%
remote
8%
biggleswade
8%
management
8%
assembler
8%
assembly
8%
droitwich
8%
droitwich spa
8%
fitter
8%
redditch
8%
worcester
8%
cnc
4%
injection moulding
4%
surface grinding
4%
buckinghamshire
4%
compressors
4%
engineering surveyor
4%
forces
4%
gas
4%
industrial
4%
precision engineering
4%
royal navy
4%
aerospace engineering
4%
r&d operations
4%
research development
4%
metal fabrication
4%
mig welding
4%
production maintenance
4%
welding
4%
compliance
4%
governance
4%
facility
4%
operations
4%
reliability
4%
team leader
4%
cdm
4%
conventional
4%
fire
4%
fire and rescue
4%
fire and rescue service
4%
fire service
4%
mechanic
4%
surrey
4%
vehicle engineering
4%
civil
4%
design
4%
electronic
4%
manfacturing
4%
meng
4%
msc
4%
phd
4%
structural
4%
systems
4%
project engineering
4%
project management
4%
business development
4%
target development
4%
engineering manager
4%
project manager
4%
apprenticeship
4%
civil engineer
4%
engineering management
4%
food processing
4%
graduate entry
4%
operational excellence
4%

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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