Engineering Resume Examples

Engineers have a large range of specializations, including industrial, civil and environmental engineering. The Bureau of Labor Statistics groups all engineering positions under the broad umbrella of Architecture and Engineering Occupations. It’s expected there will be around 113,300 new jobs in the industry from 2018-2028, which is a 4% growth. Most of this increase is expected in engineering occupations, due to the anticipated rise of infrastructure, renewable energy and robotic projects.

Although the number of jobs is expected to grow, you will still face fierce competition for engineering positions. A strong resume is essential to helping you stand out amongst other job applicants. Below, you’ll find tips on writing a better resume and crafting it to fit the essential requirements of the job description. There are also downloadable resume examples for entry-level and experienced engineers.

Downloadable Resume Examples

No Experience

Example #1 No Experience

2-3 Years

Example #2 2-3 Years

5-10 Years

Example #3 5-10 Years

10+ Years

Example #1 10+ Years

Engineering Resume Examples (Text Format)

Years of Experience
  • No Experience 0
  • 2-3 Years 2-3
  • 5-10 Years 5-10
  • 10+ Years 10+

Dwayne Washington E.I.T.
(234) 456-6789
[email protected]
13354 Galway Place, Atlanta, GA 43546

 Profile

Results-oriented mechanical engineer with focus on robotic solutions to environmental and human problems. Experience collaborating with diverse teams to bring projects to completion under tight deadlines.

Key Skills & Proficiencies

  • Communication skills
  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Product validation
  • Proficient with computer-aided design software, including AutoCAD
  • Quick learner
  • Teamwork
  • Write technical reports

Education

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, September 2017 – June 2019

  • Worked with international team to develop robot for University of Washington robotics department
  • Thesis topic: Wireless communication and robotic waste collection

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechatronics Concentration
University of Washington, Seattle, WA September 2013 – June 2017

Courses Completed:

  • Embedded Computing in Mechanical Systems
  • Mechatronics Design Preparation
  • Applications of Dynamics in Engineering

 Professional Experience

Junior Engineer, Omega Industries, Atlanta, GA
July 2019 – Present

  • Review and analyze mechanical drawings and specifications, perform inspections and calculate fabrication costs
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the improvement of equipment and the production process
  • Research and evaluate new materials and write regular reports for senior engineers and project managers

Certifications

  • Licensed Engineer in Training, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia, 2018

Yasmin Aziz E.I.T.
(532) 642-9753
[email protected]
984 Morrison Boulevard, Columbus, OH 87764

Profile

Recent Bachelor of Engineering graduate with experience working with senior engineers to develop and test computer prototypes. Led a team of undergraduate engineers to identify, design and implement product improvements for national competition. Dedicated worker in team and individual settings, with strong problem-solving skills and an analytical mindset.

Key Skills & Proficiencies

  • Algorithms
  • Data structures
  • Experienced in hardware testing processes
  • Experienced SolidWorks user
  • Product management
  • Proven ability to problem-solve
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN September 2015 – June 2019

Course Completed:

  • Computer Architecture and Design
  • Laser Optics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Microcontroller System Design

 Professional Experience

Computing Engineer Intern, Delta Computing, Columbus, OH
June 2019 – Present

  • Assisted senior engineers to design and test new miniature computer prototypes
  • Designed, tested and implemented new features to the existing software suite
  • Kept daily records and communicated findings with project leads to assist in management of project

Help Desk Technician, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
September 2016 – June 2019

  • Troubleshot and resolved technology problems
  • Communicated clear steps to help students and faculty solve computing issues
  • Provided networking and desktop support, account maintenance and printing assistance

Oliver Green P.E.
(989) 876-5454
[email protected]
1221 Victoria Street, Charlotte, NC 93402

Profile

Licensed environmental engineer with 9 years’ experience designing and refining processes in relation to pollution control, waste disposal and recycling and public health issues. Proficient at collaborating with environmental scientists, business directors, city planners and waste technicians. Adept at recording and analyzing site data and preparing comprehensive field reports.

Professional Experience

Environmental Engineer, Urban Environmental Consulting, Charlotte, NC
May 2015 – Present

  • Designed and implemented innovative recycling program that resulted in 75% reduction of solid and hazardous waste disposal
  • Conduct field assessments, inspections and analyses based on project specifications
  • Manage and provide oversight of engineering team and contractors for environmental investigation projects involving water, soil and air quality
  • Analyze data and develop environmental reports for clients and local and federal agencies

Environmental Engineer, City of Springfield, Springfield, NC
September 2011 – April 2015  

  • Monitored and controlled wastewater and waste air based on current environmental laws and regulations
  • Collaborated with geologists and other professionals to develop and implement a waste management program that reduced the amount of waste generated by 45%
  • Inspected facilities, evaluated data and prepared environmental reports for executives and the public

 Education

Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, September 2009 – June 2011

Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, September 2005 – June 2009

Key Skills & Proficiencies

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Environmental investigation
  • Environmental policy
  • Project management
  • Project reviews
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Team-oriented

Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Environmental Engineering, North Carolina, 2018

Blake Taylor P.E.
(544) 766-9876
[email protected]
44 Port Road, Fargo, ND 44567

Profile

Dedicated civil engineer with 14+ years’ experience in all phases of engineering operations. Brings skills in project management and land development planning to help design cost-effective and environmentally conscious infrastructure solutions for cities. Consistently finishes projects ahead of schedule and under budget.

Professional Experience

Senior Civil Engineer, City of Davidson, Davidson ND
May 2014 – Present

  • Lead 20 project employees, including in-house, external contractors and sub-contractors, to ensure projects are completed in a safe, timely manner
  • Perform drafting according to specifications, ensuring designs comply with project and legal requirements
  • Attend meetings and discuss project details with contractors, city officials, and stakeholders, including members of the public
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates and develop designs for transport systems

Civil Engineer, RSA Engineering, Fargo ND
July 2004 – April 2014

  • Wrote daily detailed plans and reports for quality assurance purposes
  • Produced and issued precise technical specifications and data sheets
  • Collaborated with contractors and clients as the on-site engineer for large projects, helping direct them to completion on time
  • Inspected inventories and prepared orders for materials in line with budgeted figures averaging $1 million

Education

Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, September 2002 – June 2004

Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, September 1998 – June 2002

Key Skills & Proficiencies

  • Analytical skills
  • City of Fargo building codes
  • Communication skills
  • Computer-aided design software, including AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Technical documentation

Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering, North Dakota, 201

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Engineering Resumes

Including key skills and action verbs are essential to ensure your resume stands out to hiring managers and applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS scans your resume, looking for keywords and phrases that match the hiring managers requirements and highlights those that are the best match. If your resume has a large number of skill keywords and action verbs, it is more likely that a hiring manager will see it and invite you in for an interview.

Key Skills & Proficiencies
3D Modeling Analytical thinking
Communication skills Compliance
Computer-aided design (CAD) Computing skills
Develop design calculations Develop designs and estimates
Engineering product data management software (EPDM) Evaluation skills
Improve and maintain existing products Presentation skills
Problem solving Production validation
Project management Teamwork
Work effectively under pressure Write technical reports
Action Verbs
Analyze Build
Collaborate Communicate
Construct Design
Develop Diagnose
Enhance Execute
Implement Improve
Manage Plan
Present Reason
Report Supervise
Test

Tips for Writing a Better Engineering Resume

Include all your engineering certifications

There are two levels of certification for engineers. The first, called Engineer in Training (EIT) is available to new graduates who have completed an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Professional Engineer (PE) is the second level, available to those who pass further examination through NCEES and have at least four years of work experience. Both are licensed by state level professional licensing boards. Adding these certification after your name can ensure it’s immediately noticed by hiring managers. The details, including level, state and year of issue and specialization, can be included in the certification section of your resume.

Example #1

Good


Albert Morris, E.I.T.

Bad


Albert Morris

Example #2

Good


Certifications
Licensed Maryland Professional Engineer, 2017, Civil Engineer

Bad


Certifications
State-accredited Engineering Certification

Quantify your engineering experience

Concrete numbers help hiring managers get a clear idea of your skills and abilities, so make sure you quantify your engineering experience. Your professional experience bullet points are a good place to provide figures that help prove you can meet the job requirements. Include the answers to “how much” and “how many” questions such as:

  • How many projects have been completed on time?
  • How much money was in the budgets have I worked with?
  • How much did my improvement increase efficiency?

Example #1

Good


Increased software productivity by 20% while reducing user error by 15% through improving the work flow

Bad


Improved software work flow, leading to increased productivity and fewer errors

Example #2

Good


Managed 10 projects with an individual budget of $3 million and used effective leadership and project management skills to complete 90% of projects on time and 100% under budget

Bad


Managed large number of projects with majority completed on time and under budget

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

Companies use a job description to define the skills and abilities they’re looking for in an applicant. The hiring manager compares the job description to each applicant’s resume to find candidates who best meet the company’s needs. Your resume is more likely to stand out if you include skills and experience that mirror the company’s requirements, and catching the hiring manager’s attention in this way makes it more likely you’ll be invited for an interview.

The most important requirements are generally listed at the start of the job description, or they’re mentioned more than once. For the best results, include skills and experiences that show you can meet these requirements. Quantify how you can deliver on these priorities and focus on your key achievements and contributions. It’s hard to capture attention with bland descriptions and broad generalizations, so steer clear of this sort of language.

Example Engineering Job Description


The Alpha Group is an engineering consulting firm specializing in educational, health and transportation projects around the world. We are looking for an innovative civil engineer to work with a team to design, develop and construct a range of projects from conception to completion. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of leading large-scale building projects successfully and can effectively balance environmental, budget and regulatory concerns in each design.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, design and develop engineering projects in safe, timely and sustainable manner
  • Conduct on-site visits to monitor task completion and ensure goals are being met
  • Analyze data, including maps, reports and drawings, and carry out technical and feasibility studies
  • Research potential environmental risks and impacts and develop plans that address concerns or provide a net environmental benefit
  • Write detailed summaries of environmental impact reports, budgets and proposals and clearly communicate findings to clients
  • Work collaboratively with project management teams
  • Maintain optimal standards that follow all relevant federal, state, local and industry guidelines

Qualifications:

  • State professional engineer license
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering; Master’s degree preferred
  • Proficiency in design and visualization software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D or similar
  • Four or more years’ experience working as an engineer
  • Project management and supervision skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Background in environmentally conscious designs and projects

The job description suggests that the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Design and development skills
  • Background in environmentally conscious projects
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Analysis
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations
  • Time management
  • Budget management

Include the skills and experience that match the requirements highlighted in the job description. An example of how to incorporate this information to your advantage can be found below.

Engineering Experience Example


Civil Engineer, Alpha Engineering, Phoenix AZ

February 2012 – Present

  • Lead a project management team of 10 to design and develop environmentally friendly, energy-conscious residential neighborhoods
  • Analyze environmental impact reports, relevant laws and regulations, maps and other data to develop viable project plan and communicate findings to clients and senior executives
  • Utilized time management and project management skills to ensure 95% of projects were completed on time and on budget