Engineering Careers

Careers Events

The Ultimate Guide to Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering Jobs

Event: This event is for every engineering student who wants to lock in the right internship and the right job before graduating. In this event, an industry expert and career development coach will outline strategies that can differentiate you from every other engineering student and help you lock down a job that’s right for you.

Do you want to know which industry is going to see growth and a lot more engineering jobs in the next 5 years and which is predicted to be slowing down? To help you make the right choice for your career, attend this short talk where Paul Grainger, the Director of Learning and Development at Professionals Australia, talks about the forecast for industries relevant to engineering and the current trends that will be making a big impact on the Australian engineering workforce.

If all of you are going to apply with a CV and a cover letter to apply for an engineering opportunity that is advertised on a jobs portal, what is it that would make your application different from any other applicant? There are specific winning strategies that get a few students that elusive interview instead of a whole bunch of others and during this event, we will discuss these strategies that have impressed employer and that can help you lock in your first engineering job.

As for international students, a section in the presentation that talks about the three biases international students face when looking for employment (Lack of local industry knowledge, Poor communication skills, Instability).

Focus: This event will focus on Infrastructure, Energy, Water, Transport, Construction, Urban Planning, Government Policy, Design, Management and Consultancy.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-ultimate-guide-to-civil-construction-environmental-engineering-jobs-tickets-72266283399

The Ultimate Guide to Mechanical, Mechatronic & Electrical Engineering Jobs

Event: This event is for every engineering student who wants to lock in the right internship and the right job before graduating. In this event, an industry expert and career development coach will outline strategies that can differentiate you from every other engineering student and help you lock down a job that’s right for you.

Do you want to know which industry is going to see growth and a lot more engineering jobs in the next 5 years and which is predicted to be slowing down? To help you make the right choice for your career, attend this short talk where Paul Grainger, the Director of Learning and Development at Professionals Australia, talks about the forecast for industries relevant to engineering and the current trends that will be making a big impact on the Australian engineering workforce.

If all of you are going to apply with a CV and a cover letter to apply for an engineering opportunity that is advertised on a jobs portal, what is it that would make your application different from any other applicant? There are specific winning strategies that get a few students that elusive interview instead of a whole bunch of others and during this event, we will discuss these strategies that have impressed employer and that can help you lock in your first engineering job.

As for international students, a section in the presentation that talks about the three biases international students face when looking for employment (Lack of local industry knowledge, Poor communication skills, Instability).

Focus: This event will focus on Defence, Manufacturing, Water treatment, Motorsport, Aerospace, Transport, Banking, IT, Electronics, Telecom  and Consultancy.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-ultimate-guide-to-mechanical-mechatronic-electrical-engineering-jobs-tickets-72267856103

Pitch Day

Western Student Representative Council (SRC), in conjunction with Launch Pad and the Office of Employability and Graduate Success, is organising the Pitch Day to be held in the Auditorium in Building EE at Parramatta South Campus on Thursday 10 October from 3pm to 7pm. The day seeks to help students explore options for internships and graduate employment within STEM based start-ups and small to medium enterprises, as well as offer opportunities for networking and professional development. They will also be hosting a pitching competition, with the intention to encourage industry to consider taking on our students as interns.

The link to the event on career hub is below:
https://careerhub.westernsydney.edu.au/students/login?ReturnUrl=%2fstudents%2fevents%2fDetail%2f806481%3ffbclid%3dIwAR2qWgefVk1K6KaDcq4unfWPn0Wy8faceosVrGHP2vg6u6Czvu-qAT5g7fo

Meet The Boss

Meet the Boss is a networking event designed to establish relationships between Engineering industry partners and our world class students. This is your opportunity to network with students who are success driven and keen to learn about internship and employment opportunities across the sector.

Our students are partners in learning at Western, emphasising that success is not just about getting a degree, but developing critical thinking and leadership skills to support a lifelong career.

Academic staff and Careers representatives will also be on hand to get an understanding of your requirements and how we can work together to develop partnerships.

The evening will commence with a specialist panel discussion, followed by a Q and A session and networking refreshments.

More information and the booking link can be found here.

Job Opportunities

Student Engineer Civil Design (Capital Projects)
We are seeking an enthusiastic and capable Civil Engineering student in the latter years of study with sound design skills and experience to join our Civil Design Team.
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Defence Science and Technology (DST) Industry Experience Placements and Graduate Industry Placements
Both programs provide students with the opportunity to gain industry experience in a large research organisation, while also contributing towards their coursework at university. Successful applicants are supervised by DST staff, who work closely with the university to ensure that academic requirements are met. Students will receive regular support payments for the duration of the placement.
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InfraBuild Academic Excellence Award

InfraBuild Steel is part of the GFG Alliance group of businesses. InfraBuild Steel is Australia’s premier manufacturer of steel long products and a leading metals distribution company in Australia and New Zealand. InfraBuild Steel has key manufacturing sites in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.

The award comes from the Sydney site located at Rooty Hill, which has a Steelmaking and Rolling Mill facility. The Steelmaking facility has a capacity to produce 650,000 tonnes per annum of billets. These billets are rolled to products for the construction industry at the Sydney Bar Mill which has an annual capacity of 500,0000 tonnes. Billets are also transported to and rolled at the Newcastle Rod Mill into coils for the construction industry.
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Career Resources

Log in to Western's Career Hub here

Many of these resource links are also available from the Western Careers site

My Future (opens in a new window)
My Future is an Australian online career information and exploration service that assists career planning, career pathways and work transitions.
My Future now has a subscription fee to access the service.

Goin Global (opens in a new window)
If you are seeking an international experience you will find the country career guides on Going Global are the ultimate international job seeker's guide!

Ribit (opens in a new window)
Ribit is a free service for students seeking employment in discipline-related fields. It aligns both sides by making it easy for students and businesses to promote their strengths and refine their requirements via clean, straightforward profiles.

Engineers Australia (opens in a new window)
Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse body of engineers in Australia. As Australia’s principal engineering association we serve and represent around 100,000 professionals at every level, across all fields of practice. We are committed to advancing engineering and the professional development of our members. This links to information and resources for tertiary students.

Engineers Australia Frontier (opens in a new window)
Frontier is a community for student and graduate members of Engineers Australia designed to support you on your journey to where you want to be. You can access a range of resources and benefits created to provide tailored support, guidance and advice on all things relating to university, graduating, getting a job and finding your professional feet.