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Electrical Engineer
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Designs, develops and supervises the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • planning and designing power stations and power generation equipment
  • determining the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and other equipment
  • developing products such as electric motors, components, equipment and appliances
  • interpreting specifications, drawings, standards and regulations relating to electric power equipment and use
  • organising and managing resources used in the supply of electrical components, machines, appliances and equipment
  • establishing delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
  • supervising the operation and maintenance of power stations, transmission and distribution systems and industrial plants
  • designing and installing control and signalling equipment for road, rail and air traffic
Specialisations
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Railway Signalling Engineer
  • Signalling and Communications Engineer
Job prospects for Electrical Engineers in Victoria

Occupation in the Electrical Engineers group include Electrical Engineer

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 3,400 Electrical Engineers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,841.30

Hourly earnings
$48.20

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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