Projected job openings through 2028
Sample Career Roadmap
Top Expected Tasks
Prepare reports, sketches, working drawings, specifications, proposals, and budgets for proposed sites or systems.
Discuss plans with clients, contractors, consultants, and other engineers so that they can be evaluated and necessary changes made.
Meet with clients, such as district or regional councils, farmers, and developers, to discuss their needs.
Provide advice on water quality and issues related to pollution management, river control, and ground and surface water resources.
Plan and direct construction of rural electric-power distribution systems, and irrigation, drainage, and flood control systems for soil and water conservation.
Design agricultural machinery components and equipment, using computer-aided design (CAD) technology.
Test agricultural machinery and equipment to ensure adequate performance.
Design food processing plants and related mechanical systems.
Visit sites to observe environmental problems, to consult with contractors, or to monitor construction activities.
Design structures for crop storage, animal shelter and loading, and animal and crop processing, and supervise their construction.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Engineering and Technology
Complex Problem Solving
Judgment and Decision Making
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources