Jobs in engineering


Engineering field provides a lot of job opportunities in and outside the country. Once you come out successful as an engineer, a great career awaits you. There are equal opportunities both in the public and in the private sector. Recently the career opportunities are very huge as several IT parks have come up in the country. As far as a B.Tech or M.Tech pass out is concerned there are several opportunities in the field of designing, developing as well as in the testing field. There are several new under takings coming up which provides a variety of areas where an engineer can utilize their talents.

Public sector jobs

There is a huge demand for engineers in the various government organizations. Some of the public sector organizations that recruit engineers are as follows:

  • Steel Authority of India
  • Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited
  • Oil India Limited
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • MTNL
  • HAL
  • GAIL
  • Engineers India Limited
  • BSNL
  • BHEL
  • BEL
  • Air India Limited
  • Indian Railways

Private sector jobs

With the arrival of IT parks there is a huge increase in demand for engineers in the private sector. Apart from that, a large number of small and big firms are opening outside the park also. Some of the top private sector organizations that recruit engineers include the following:

  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Infosys
  • Wipro
  • TCS
  • Oracle
  • IBS
  • HCL
  • Mphasis
  • CTS
  • L & T
  • Tech Mahindra
  • UST Global

Pay scale of engineers

The pay scale for the important designations in a public sector is as follows:

  • Junior engineer-Rs.9300-34800 plus a grade pay of 4200
  • Assistant engineer-Rs. 15600-39100 plus a grade pay of 5400
  • Executive engineer-Rs. 15600-39100 plus a grade pay of 5400
  • Senior engineer-Rs. 24900-50500 plus other allowances
  • Chief engineer-Rs. 9300-34800 plus a grade pay of 4600

The pay scale for various posts in a private firm varies depending on the particular firm.

Pros and Cons of jobs in engineering

The pros of an engineering job are a lot more than its cons. The ultimate thing is the reputation of being in such a designation. Then the salary package is really good as compared to any other industry. There is a huge increase in the number of opportunities day by day. Equal opportunities are also available in abroad too compared to other fields. It is a flexible career as candidates can switch on to any sections with the change in interest. Then one of the cons is that work load will be really high in this industry.



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