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Best countries for engineering jobs

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We work in almost every country and have a number of principal offices on every continent.

It’s no surprise that there’s a growing number of engineers looking to relocate abroad for engineering jobs. With an on-going demand for talent in certain industries, and deficits in some workforces, the benefits of working in certain countries are becoming increasingly attractive. Now more than ever, you could find a vast range of exciting opportunities waiting for you overseas.

So what exactly are the best countries to work as an engineer? Read on to discover our top picks for where you’ll find a rewarding engineering career.

1. Canada

Canada is a very popular country for engineers because of its robust economy and access to natural resources. If you’re passionate about environmental and social issues then this could be a particularly attractive place because of the progressive environmental and social legislature. You should consider relocating to Canada if you’re looking for civil engineering jobs, petroleum engineering jobs or chemical engineering jobs abroad.

2. India

India is one of the fastest emerging countries in the world which means there’s a demand for engineering talent to further transform the county. There is currently no shortage of engineering roles in this part of Asia, whether you’re looking for a biomedical engineering, petroleum engineering, computer engineering or aerospace engineering job.

3. China

A country that is constantly evolving and growing into one of the world’s largest economies requires some of the most ambitious and technical engineering advances added to its infrastructure. From the creation of artificial islands for bridge support to creating the “New Silk Road” rail and road initiative – there is plenty of new and exciting engineering projects in multiple sectors and disciplines. If you’re looking to get involved in one of the world’s brightest and best country’s for engineering jobs, China is a top contender.

4. France

Those searching for the best country for mechanical engineering jobs should strongly consider France as an option because of its reputation for mechanical engineering. There’s plenty of opportunities for English-speaking engineers at top international manufacturing firms. It’s also a great place for professionals looking for work in more scientific and research-led engineering sectors.

5. New Zealand

Due to its strong economy, and huge variety of in-demand engineering roles, New Zealand could be a good choice for engineers looking to relocate abroad. In particular, there are a variety of civil engineering jobs for those looking to help build a strong structural environment for citizens. Its inability to fulfil its own engineering workforce means there could be more opportunities for those overseas.

6. United States

The US maintains a competitive edge in the global market while offering many desirable engineering jobs in various fields. Huge tech giants such as Google, Apple and Facebook are paving the way in technology in the US and so need more engineering talent. In addition to this, there are competitive career choices for professionals such as aerospace engineers, biomedical engineers, computer hardware engineers, health and safety engineers and marine engineers.

Interested in finding more top locations for engineering jobs? Explore the full range of places where you could work as an engineer.

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