Houston's Engineering Talent Outlook: Top In-Demand Profiles at your Fingertips

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It is concerning to see more of a talent gap surfacing in the engineering sector as more Baby Boomers retire from the industry and not enough students graduate with degrees within this field. As a result, demand for engineering professionals is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. According to Randstad’s Hot Jobs for 2015, demand for engineering professionals is expected to continue increasing significantly over the next decade.

With the growing demand for qualified engineering talent, attracting and keeping skilled individuals is all the more difficult – especially in the Houston market where the most “in-demand” jobs like  Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Process Engineers, and Project Engineers are relatively hard to fill.

The impact of this shortage has far-reaching negative organizational effects and successful companies understand specific market conditions, leverage contingent workforces, and have streamlined and improved their overall hiring process.

Take a look below at the current conditions for the Top 5 most in-demand roles in the Houston market and let us know if you need assistance filling these or any other engineering positions.


Houston - Mechanical Engineer

       
  • Approximately 3,800 active and passive qualified Mechanical Engineers in the Houston market.
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  • Mechanical Engineers are currently much more difficult to fill Houston area than nationally.
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  • Median salary for Mechanical Engineers in the Houston market is $95,950 versus the national median of $82,150.
Houston Salary MechanicalEngineer 
       
  • Companies currently posting job openings in the Houston area that match these criteria: 
Houston Comps MechanicalEngineers

Houston – Electrical Engineer

       
  • Approximately 3,100 active and passive qualified Electrical Engineers in the Houston market.
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  • Electrical Engineers are currently are currently much more difficult to fill Houston area than nationally.
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  • Median salary for Electrical Engineers in the Houston is $97,150 versus the national median of $85,700.
Houston Salary ElectricalEngineer
       
  •  Companies currently posting job openings in the Houston area that match these criteria:
Houston Comps ElectricalEngineers

Houston - Manufacturing Engineer

       
  • Approximately 1,200 active and passive qualified Manufacturing Engineers in the Houston market.
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  • Manufacturing Engineers are currently relatively difficult to fill in the Houston area, as well as nationally.
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  • Median salary for Manufacturing Engineers in the Houston market is $90,500 versus the national median of $74,950.
Houston Salary ManufacturingEngineer
       
  • Companies currently posting job openings in the Houston area that match these criteria:
Houston Comps ManufacturingEngineer

Houston - Process Engineer

       
  • Approximately 3,700 active and passive qualified Process Engineers in the Houston market.
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  • Qualified Process Engineers are currently relatively difficult to fill in the Houston area, as well as nationally.
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  • Median salary for Process Engineers in the Houston market is $102,200 versus the national median of $83,000.
Houston Salary ProcessEngineer
       
  • Companies currently posting job openings in the Houston area that match these criteria:
Houston Comps ProcessEngineer

Houston – Project Engineer

       
  • Approximately 3,400 active and passive qualified Project Engineers in the Houston area.
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  • Project Engineers are currently much more difficult to fill in the Houston area than nationally.
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  • Median salary for Project Engineers in the Houston market is $100,250 versus the national median of $84,350.
Houston Salary ProjectEngineer
       
  • Companies currently posting job openings in the Houston area that match these criteria:
Houston Comps ProjectEngineer
 
By: Scott Sneyd / On: January 14, 2015 /

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