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Railroading Railway Construction Recruitment: An Industry Guide

The railway construction recruitment is globally booming and is growing at a rapid rate with the overlap of projects coming out from here and there. Wherever in the rail industry, demand for engineers always remains buoyant with no sign of slowing down, stimulating skills shortage to worsen in a serious note.

While overlap of potential projects signifies massive activity in the sector, opportunities and demand for resources are huge from right now until the future. The need for skilled people across the whole industry remains strong despite the low number of licensed engineers. The overlap stretches each country’s limited resources for railway manpower.

Derailing Railway Recruitment

The railway construction recruitment has always been fierce. Everybody’s hiring, and it hasn’t stopped. Medium-sized companies poach top talents from smaller firms while larger firms pick up top talents from them. The expertise of railway workers is just being shuffled within a small community.

Skills needed to be were being poached by other industries needing similar skills, making railway construction recruitment tougher for recruiters. The industry is stereotyped as an industry full of stressed, tired, and exhausted workers. Many railway workers literally walk and work even in their sleep.

The job requires long hours and a stressful work environment. Most of whom worked overnight, during the evening, weekends, and long hours. Workers spend irregular hours that makes people with the right skill turning away from this industry.

Many companies have already noticed the shortage of qualified engineers during their recruitment processes. While most of them are striving to recruit locally, hard-to-find skills push them to go globally. Overseas workers have been key contributors to the sector in preventing skill shortage to jeopardize delivery of railway infrastructure projects.

Railway Construction Recruitment

The railway industry remains to be home for a lot of engineers from various industries who were seeking shelter. There is an enormous workload that is needed to be done, and which is going to need more skilled staff.

It has a huge growth potential with top talents are always in demand for various roles to maintain and digitalize the industry. Having an electrical engineering and mechanical engineering background is an advantage among any other disciplines with transferable skills. A career in rail has been the most exciting and interesting engineering jobs any highly-skilled workers can get.

A different height of job security, travel benefits, and a lot more decent benefits was guaranteed to every worker. With this, railway engineers are expected to be multi-skilled, with a strong background in engineering and technical support from the production phase to maintenance areas.

Railway construction recruitment has been crucial with the work of recruitment professionals in navigating a quite small labor market yet an ever-evolving employment landscape. Recruiters have been fishing in the same pond. Indeed, railway recruitment is getting harder and the only solution is to improve the industry itself to attract new people into the sector.

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New Zealand Engineering: Rebuilding the World Down Under

New Zealand engineering is desperately short of skilled professionals across all disciplines while in the middle of the largest infrastructure boom in its history brought by reconstruction efforts after the destruction of major earthquakes.

Billions of dollars have been overpouring into projects due to the two major earthquakes that have destructed most of its largest cities. Engineering firms are finding ways on how to deliver each project in a faster, safer, and cheaper way. But despite all the massive undertakings, enough engineers to man each project were found lacking.

New Zealand engineering firms have been doubling efforts to attract talents. Some of which have even hired non-Kiwi applicants. Even the smallest companies in the industry find it strange to not receive any application from a New Zealand qualified engineer in every job posting they had recently. The good news is, engineers in New Zealand need not be registered by law.

It so happens that local talents are deeply scarce due to snaffling by larger firms and overseas employment or emigration. While local engineers are going out of their own country, talents from abroad were queuing from overseas to get into New Zealand engineering.

Engineering NZ’s statistics reflected that only 7 percent of Kiwi graduates had studied engineering. This shortage eventually leads to New Zealand engineering crisis.

Engineering Recruitment Boom

Apart from the holistic lifestyle within its scenic landscapes, working Down Under also means unique and complex roles that will grow your skills and experiences. The calmness of Kiwi culture attributes a lot to the kind of living any aspiring worker will expect in New Zealand. It is affordable to live in NZ given the great quality of life it can offer.

With a maximum of 40 work hours per week, flexible work arrangements, competitive salary, New Zealand is an ideal country. With a relatively small population, the country has always been seeking workers from overseas to fill skill shortages across many industries.

New Zealand engineering has been booming in recent years. This comes along with the fast growth of the Kiwi economy and the lowest unemployment rate in the developed world.

Skill shortage has given way to the entry of skilled migrants. Engineers, carpenters, joiners and building surveyors are in high demand. These key positions play a pivotal role in shaping the country’s infrastructure landscape.

A number of roles which include civil and structural engineers, highway and transportation planners, water resource engineers, geotechnical engineers, and landfill design engineers are being recruited in various locations across the country.

Structural engineers are in demand to check the safety of existing buildings, while civil engineers will be needed to help in the massive rebuilding. Chemical engineers have remained steady and strong while petroleum engineering showed significant growth with increased activity in oil exploration.

While electrical engineers are the most abundant in the country, it is still not enough to fill in all vacancies.

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Engineering Recruitment Boom in Australia: Explore Brisbane as New World City

The engineering sector has been the largest non-services sector and the cornerstone of the Australian economy. It has employed 1.1 million people over the years; both local and overseas workers. For the second and last instalment of this series which tackles the engineering recruitment boom in the Land Down Under, let’s explore Brisbane as it transitions into a ‘new world city’.

New World City

 

Within a decade, Brisbane is projected to be Australia’s ‘new world city’. The reinvigoration of its built environment and lining up of major engineering projects are underway to modernize the city and to eventually enhance its appeal in the international arena. From a mining boom, the city has been slowly transferring to an engineering boom.

Billions of dollars’ worth of major engineering projects are rapidly changing the face of Brisbane. New opportunities pose a wealth of opportunity for investors and a leap for engineering recruitment.

Brisbane has been positioning itself as a leader in smarter infrastructure aside from being the largest economic hub in Oceania. Engineering, innovation, and digital technology were combined to challenge existing barriers and to consider new opportunities for smarter engineering. The Queensland Government invested in adopting a smarter and more sustainable engineering pipeline to prepare new breeds of workforce to the elevated level of deliverables in the near future.

Despite the city’s unique demographic, climatic, geographic, and economic characteristics, challenges in traditional engineering solutions push for a revolution towards a smarter industry. To compete globally, Brisbane initiated efforts to drive innovation to improve all-encompassing lifestyle within the most populous city in Queensland.

Engineering Recruitment

Engineering has been a significant component of Queensland’s economy. To cater to this growth in investment, Brisbane’s engineering recruitment has been growing fivefold year by year. With its well-established and firm infrastructure network, this city has been the principal center of Australia’s fastest-growing region.

Considering the engineering pipeline of the Oceania region, Brisbane is clearly concentrated with most of the current and pending developments. If Melbourne markets its apartment industry, Brisbane reflects strength in its global investment amounting to an outstanding $18 billion for its hotel market. Its tourism and hospitality industry significantly propel its engineering industry. Leisure infrastructure in its metropolitan economy impacts engineering recruitment in a positive way.

Like Melbourne, engineering boom certainly attracts more skilled migrants from overseas and interstate. With the increase in population is an increasing demand for adequate health, entertainment, and transport facilities. Population growth has been a positive sign for Brisbane as it indicated strong employment opportunities, especially in its engineering recruitment.

Seasoned recruiters will always have an eye for star performers. Learn more of our best practices in talent acquisition and let us collaborate to achieve your business goals.

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Engineering Recruitment Boom in Australia: Dive in Melbourne’s Sea of Cranes

The engineering sector has been the largest non-services sector and the cornerstone of the Australian economy. It has employed 1.1 million people over the years; both local and overseas workers. For the first instalment of this two-part series which tackles the engineering recruitment boom in the Land Down Under, let’s first dive into the vast sea of cranes of Melbourne.

Sea of Cranes

The number of cranes dotting the skyline signifies how successful the engineering industry of a city has been. Melbourne, Australia’s fastest-growing city, shows an infrastructure boom with a highly- evident sea of cranes in its residential and commercial areas. Engineering companies are flourishing with cranes erected almost anywhere.

The city was categorized in the second circuit of capital where engineering replaces manufacturing as the key driver of growth. To prepare for this, the Victorian government appropriated major engineering investments to propel these developments.

It was predicted by the Federal Government that the engineering recruitment of Melbourne will boom by 10.9 per cent within five years to 2022 with a projection to be the next largest city by 2046, overtaking Sydney as the epicenter of engineering in Australia. The engineering industry of Melbourne has been extremely busy, and this opens a lot of doors for various foreign engineering professionals looking to develop their career overseas.

Engineering Recruitment

 

Fueled by multi-billion-dollar projects, the success of Melbourne’s engineering industry suggests millions of jobs be created. The city’s economy heavily relies on overseas engineering recruitment to drive employment, keeping building more buildings within one of the most populous cities in Australia.

Continuous creation of infrastructure projects keeps the sector in business and in providing work to thousands of engineering talents. However, a real drought of quality local engineering candidates who can deliver builds at a high standard has been foreseen by various specialist recruiters. Overseas engineering recruitment increasingly boosts employment across its local economy.

Shane Garrett, an economist from the Housing Industry Association (HIA), cited that residential building activities have dwindled a few from its peak, yet it remained very elevated by historical standards. Along with this rise is the acceleration of engineering recruitment index for the past six months. Apparently, it has been at its fastest pace while even hitting an all-time high.

The employment growth and the increasing trend in engineering recruitment in Melbourne suggest a strong sign of confidence for the industry. Engineering activities have been “generally expanding” that makes its performance deliveries and employment playing well in the national composite index.

Engineering recruitment in Melbourne has been at its busiest. $100 million+ project space is still busy with several engineering projects from planning to the early stages of construction. The industry remains strong against tumbling approvals and the surge of the market for apartments with continuous migration from overseas and interstate. Melbourne has been welcoming 100,000 new residents year by year, which include Filipino workers and their families, which by the way are composite of its growing engineering workforce.

Seasoned recruiters will always have an eye for star performers. Learn more of our best practices in talent acquisition and let us collaborate to achieve your business goals.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.