Engineering is an important component of the South West economy and Devon is one of the leading counties in the region for Engineer career prospects. Plymouth, Exeter and Torbay are all located within the county and a number of recruitment agencies in Devon will place candidates into Engineering vacancies across these towns and cities.
The county town of Exeter has a variety of multi-sector recruitment agencies, predominantly based in the city centre, that recruit Engineering professionals for Mechanical, Design or Manufacturing functions. Based on the South Coast, Plymouth is the most populated settlement in the Devon and Engineering recruiters can be found in close proximity to The Barbican. Other popular areas for Engineering recruitment includes Newton Abbot and Tiverton.
The average salary for Engineering workers in the South West is £34K per annum, however this will vary greatly depending on the position. The majority of advertised vacancies are found in Exeter and Plymouth, with demands for staff such as Field Service Engineers, Design Engineers and Maintenance Engineers. Experienced Structural Engineers command some of the highest salaries, commonly in excess of £50K. Most candidates are recruited on a permanent basis, however contract and temporary jobs are occasionally open.
Recruitment opportunities for local Engineers are available across the area. Devon County Council employs more than 100 Engineering professionals including Civil Engineers and Engineering Design staff. Elsewhere, Balfour Beatty are prominent in Exeter, while the WSP Group also have offices here and in Taunton. Plymouth, once a hub for the Maritime sector, still offers Marine Engineering job prospects in the Defence and Shipbuilding sectors.