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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

Energy engineer

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

Entry Requirements

A university degree is usually required in engineering or a related subject.

Apprenticeships are available requiring National 5s (including Maths and English) or Highers.

Skills Required

IT skills, problem solving, mathematical, multi-tasking, teamwork.

Typical Day

·       Meeting potential clients on site.

·       Assessing construction site.

·       Designing installation or construction using CAD

·       Calculating costs and quoting for work.

·       Consulting with other professions in the construction team.

·       Supervising construction phase.

·       Managing budget.

·       Maintaining communication with clients and multi-disciplinary team.

Working Hours, Patterns and Environment

In an office and on site.

Career Path

With experience, you could move into a high level management level, consultancy, or international work.

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