Career Pathways for an Electrical Engineer-Infographic


Skills Required:
Power Generation, Signal Processing, PLC, Programming

Job Roles

  • Grid Design Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Signal Process Engineer


Skills Required:
Machine Design, Engineering Systems, Control and Instrumentation

Job Roles

  • Power Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Site / Field Engineer


Skills Required:
SCADA, Installation and Commissioning,  Operation Management

Job Roles

  • Production Engineer
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • Metering Engineer
  • Wind/ Solar Farm Manager


Skills Required:
Project Management, Spreadsheet Calculations

Job Roles

  • Project Engineer
  • Transmission Manager
  • Project Manager

Sales & Other

Skills Required:
Spreadsheet Calculations, Modelling and Simulation

Job Roles

  • Quality Manager
  • Safety, Health and Environment Manager
  • Financial Forecaster
  • Sales Engineer

Electrical Engineering

Engineers by their training are analytical professionals. On job, they require a variety of core skills from complex problem solving,  trouble shooting to due diligence and communication.

Job roles for Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Job Roles

At times their job requires taking initiative, creativity an innovation. Electrical engineering is a relatively younger discipline in Engineering, when compared to Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Two of the greatest Electrical Engineers from the 20th century were Nikolai Tesla and Thomas Edison. Being contemporaries, their rivalry sparked great progress in the field in a small amount of time. Lighting that was chemical (oil based) was replaced by electrical lights and drive trains that were mechanical (steam engines) got replaced with electric motors. Electrification of railway network and requirement of electric transmission through a power grid provided vast opportunities for the discipline of Electrical Engineering to develop and flourish.

More recently, Electric cars are making huge inroads in the automotive Industry. Smart grids similarly are needed as Electrical generation becomes more indigenous through renewable energy technology. The overhaul of the grid network in many countries is pointing towards a shortage of skilled personal in the industry. The demand for electrical engineers has historically seen a steady increase  but is set to rise further the near future. Because the core skill of  Electrical Engineer is Analysis and diagnostics, there are a variety of non Engineering jobs available to the graduates of this discipline as depicted  in the infographic

Disclaimer: This infographic is for student’s guidance only. It can be used for highlighting the variety of roles, for which an electrical engineer can apply. The data has been collated to the best of author’s research ability/ knowledge and may not be accurate. Note that the titles of the job roles are fluid and can shift with change in technology.

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