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, 35% of Design job descriptions contained cad as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

cad
35%
solidworks
32%
design
29%
engineering
24%
3d
22%
mechanical design
19%
design engineer
19%
design engineering
16%
autocad
16%
2d
16%
mechanical
14%
engineer
14%
handling
11%
manufacture
11%
product design
11%
electrical
11%
manufacturing
11%
draughtsman
11%
draughtsperson
11%
dsear
8%
fmcg
8%
food
8%
inventor
8%
hydraulics
8%
mechanical design engineer
8%
metal
8%
pneumatics
8%
process
8%
production
8%
capital equipment
8%
special purpose machinery
8%
engineering design
6%
drawings
6%
project teams
6%
orcad
6%
mechanical engineering
6%
machinery
6%
valves
6%
sheet metal
6%
oil and gas
6%
electrical engineering
6%
electronic hardware
6%
creo
3%
gateshead
3%
kidderminster
3%
3d design
3%
consumer products
3%
firmware
3%
drafter
3%
hydraulic
3%
bradford
3%
tamworth
3%
marine
3%
oldbury
3%
leeds
3%
3d modeling
3%
high speed digital
3%
temporary
3%
newcastle
3%
structural
3%
revit
3%
medical imaging
3%
newcastle upon tyne
3%
technical
3%
hydraulic design engineer
3%
design development
3%
chobham
3%
pcb design
3%
offshore
3%
wolverhampton
3%
doncaster
3%
vhdl
3%
automotive
3%
integration
3%
3d cad
3%
railway
3%
farnborough
3%
interior design
3%
catia
3%
validation
3%
construction
3%
sheffield
3%
leatherhead
3%
management
3%
communication
3%
casting
3%
water systems
3%
design drawings
3%
steel
3%
accounting
3%
birmingham
3%
defence
3%
compressors
3%
mechanical engineer
3%
steel design
3%
solid works
3%
budget
3%
civil
3%
designer
3%
electrical design engineer
3%
steel design engineer
3%
welding
3%
customer service
3%
finance
3%
coordinator
3%
hnd
3%
fabrication
3%
power generation
3%
structural design
3%
woking
3%
invoicing
3%
iatf 16949
3%
forging
3%
scaffolding
3%
communication skills
3%
worksop
3%
product development
3%
reporting
3%
dudley
3%
methodical
3%
norwich
3%
control systems
3%
gis
3%
electrical design
3%
specifications
3%
cnc
3%
motorsport
3%
pumps
3%
network architecture
3%
conveyor
3%
contract
3%
durham
3%
project
3%
consultancy
3%
telecoms
3%
conveyors
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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