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Description: A civil engineer working in agriculture may be supervising the construction of agricultural buildings, drainage systems, sewage plants power plants or environmental engineering.
Salary: £24000.00 to £80000.00 average per year
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday –Friday but can be extra hours if necessary.
Description: An electrical/electronic engineer repairs the electrical and electronic components of agricultural machinery.
Salary: £15000.00 to £40000.00 average per year
Hours: 8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday. But may be longer to meet deadlines and at peak times, for instance harvesting when urgent repairs to machinery is required.
Description: An agricultural engineer maintains agricultural, horticultural and forestry machinery.
Salary: £25000.00 to £40000.00 average per year
Hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, but may be longer to meet deadlines and at peak times, for instance harvesting when urgent repairs to machinery is required.
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Description: Agricultural engineering technicians help to solve practical engineering problems in land-based industries.
Salary: £20000.00 to £38000.00 per year
Hours: Variable
Description: Energy engineers advise, design and supervise the construction of power generation plants, biomass plants, windfarms, hydro schemes and other renewable energy sources.
Salary: £20000.00 to £80000.00 average per year
Hours: 40 hours per week
Description: Renewable energy engineers work on the research, design and construction of power generation plants and wind farms.
Salary: £20000.00 to £80000.00 per year
Hours: 40 per week

Agricultural engineer (civil)

Description: A civil engineer working in agriculture may be supervising the construction of agricultural buildings, drainage systems, sewage plants power plants or environmental engineering.
Salary: £24000.00 to £80000.00 average per year
Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday –Friday but can be extra hours if necessary.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of National 5’s including Maths and Physics if entering an apprenticeship.

Progressing to HND (Highers required if applying directly to HNC or HNC).

A degree in civil engineering

Skills Required

Mathematical, analyse ddata, problem solving, ability to explain ideas, project management

Typical Day

·       Planning the project with the client

·       Analysing client’s requirements and drawing up plans using CAD

·       Assessing risks including environmental risks.

·       Quoting for the work to be done.

·       Supervising the construction process

Working Hours, Patterns and Environment

On site and in office.

Career Path

With experience and chartered status, you could move to the top of your profession and work internationally - see the Institution of Agricultural Engineers for more details.

Katrina Robb

A really rewarding industry

“It’s important to keep rural jobs going. There are not that many (farrier) apprentices being trained in Scotland, so it would be good to encourage more people to do the job.”
Katrina Robb , Farrier
Stuart Lowe

No such thing as an average day

“There’s no such thing as an average day. It can be anything from ploughing to driving in the grain or repairing dykes and fencing. That’s what keeps it interesting.”
Stuart Lowe , Agricultural Contractor