The global pandemic, COVID-19, has reshaped the industrial climate. Searching for the perfect job seems more daunting than ever, but there are companies all across the country searching for new employees! With resources like the NJSPE job board and professional connections with other members of NJSPE, getting a New Jersey engineering job might be easier than you think. Check out these new opportunities that are available right now!
Director, Rail Infrastructure Design
New Jersey Transit
NJ TRANSIT is New Jersey’s public transportation corporation. Its mission is to provide safe, reliable, convenient and cost-effective transit service with a skilled team of employees, dedicated to our customers’ needs and committed to excellence.
Aspects of the job include (but are not limited to):
Civil – Environmental, Civil – Geotechnical, Civil – Project Management, Civil Engineering
Jersey City, NJ
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking an experienced Civil or Environmental Engineer to provide office and field engineering for a variety of remedial design and construction projects. Specifically, the role will involve a co – located assignment at our client’s Jersey City, New Jersey field office and working closely with our field staff and contractors to implement complex remediation projects. General responsibilities include providing office support to permitting, design, & project specification writing, procuring bids and managing field implementation of the design remedy, and providing construction oversight, submittal & as – builts review, while adhering to the client’s SOPs, company standards, contract, and regulatory requirements.
The project will demand substantial client interaction in technical presentations, meetings, and development of engineering work products subject to both client review and regulatory agency approval. The role will support numerous currently active projects from initial studies through the final stages of remediation, with frequent interface with Wood project teams supporting the work from our Hamilton, NJ office and Jersey City project office. The strongest candidates for this position will be considered eligible to enter Wood’s formal Project Management training system within one year of joining Wood.
The individual will report to a Senior or Principal Engineer and work closely with the Engineering & Construction lead and / or Project Manager for assigned projects
Senior Project Engineer
Civil – Structural, Civil Engineering
New Jersey Transit
At NJ TRANSIT, you’ll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time and we’re looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible.
Aspects of the job include (but are not limited to):
Product Safety Specialist
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
At Eisai, satisfying unmet medical needs and increasing the benefits healthcare provides to patients, their families, and caregivers is Eisai’s human health care (hhc) mission. We’re a growing pharmaceutical company that is breaking through in neurology and oncology, with a strong emphasis on research and development.
Responsible for receipt and documentation of safety information for Marketed and Investigational Products. Interacts with health professionals and consumers to obtain and follow-up on reports of possible adverse events with Eisai products. Provides product information to health care professionals, consumers, and sales representatives. Codes and enters information into the global safety database. Verifies the accuracy, completeness and validity of information for each adverse event report for which he/she is responsible. Assures consistency of case records and documentation. Creates and ensures distribution of regulatory reports for FDA and other regulatory health authorities.
Senior Manager, GMP Audits Cell Therapy
Bristol Myers Squibb
The Senior Manager GMP Audits Cell Therapy is responsible for managing the Summit (Building S12) Cell Therapy Internal Audit (Self-Inspection) Program in accordance with BMS policies, standards, procedures and global cGMPs. In this role, the incumbent will be responsible for the formulation of appropriate audit programs for S12, assigning and directing staffing resources to complete the audit plan as scheduled, and supporting the Quality Management System to ensure compliance and minimize risk in a regulated Pharmaceutical environment. The Senior Manager GMP Audits Cell Therapy is also responsible for managing and motivating team members, building trust and cultivating a collaborative environment.
As a member of the Quality Assurance Organization, this position is working closely with the S12 Senior Leadership Team to identify and provide solutions to cGMP related issues and escalate them as appropriate to ensure the site remains in a state of control.
These five are only a sampling of the jobs currently posted on the NJSPE’s job board. Visit our website to stay up to date with the most recent engineering jobs all over the country as they become available. You can even create a job alert that will email you when new opportunities are posted! Check out NJSPE’s job board to learn more!
Numerous people continue to work from home and practice social distancing as we settle into 2021. Although some industries have made strides towards business as usual, it is important to keep in mind how the global health crisis has impacted and will continue to influence professional industries.
In engineering the ability to work from home is dependent on the facet of engineering in question. Luckily, engineering is a necessary industry. Engineers create a variety of structures and products to maintain and progress our daily life. “With more Baby Boomers leaving the job market than Millennials and Gen Zs entering these jobs, this makes engineering jobs in high demand.” Says Nichols from Austin Nichols Technical Search.
Prior to the pandemic the The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected employment growth for the engineering field to nearly 140,000 new jobs over the 2016–26 decade. On account of the demand of medical technology, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. With that in mind it is unlikely the pandemic will slow the growth of the industry.
This is not to say that Covid-19 will have no effect on the engineering industry. The financial impact of the pandemic will influence the future of all industries, engineering included. A video featuring Erica Groshen from Cornell University’s Cornell Chronicle, referenced the below changes as possible modifications across the board professionally.
New terms and conditions at work
More sick leave
Operative procedures that allow more employees to work from home
More domestic manufacturing
More remote connectivity
Further automation, which leads to artificial intelligence
While the day to day look and feel of the engineering field may shift to suit a post pandemic world it is clear that the engineering job market is alive and well. If you are considering which engineering field to pursue you may want to research a career in artificial intelligence, as Groshen predicted the need for that industry will only continue to grow.
As we settle into 2021 we look forward to a time after the COVID pandemic. When a sense of normalcy will descend upon us and our daily routines will consist less of Zoom meetings and more of time spent with family and friends. However we are still living in the present and need to make the most out of our time in solitude. What better way than to boost your professional resume with a new learned engineering skill. Below you will find a list of online engineering educational resources for growing your skillset.
We hope you are able to take full advantage of these affordable educational engineering resources. As you continue to grow your engineering skills and professional resume.
If you’re still in college and want to get your foot in the door of the engineering industry, you’ve come to the right place! Taking advantage of the resources available to you now will really show initiative and might even score you your dream job. From resume writing to building your network, NJSPE is here to help you kickstart your engineering career. Here are a few resources you can use to put yourself out there and maximize your chances of getting hired.
While you’re in college, one of the most valuable things you can do for your future is to join a professional engineering society. NSPE and state chapter memberships are absolutely FREE for college students who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited engineering program. As an NJSPE member, you’ll have access to free on-demand courses that will help you navigate your career.
When you’re submitting your resume into a pool of hundreds of others, it’s important to stand out with a killer resume. As an engineer, it’s a good rule of thumb to emphasize your technical engineering skills and utilize keywords in your resume from the job posting (yes, this means that you should be tweaking your resume for every job you apply for). Check out these resume writing tips and examples to follow.
If you’re ready to start your job search, a great place to start looking for brand new opportunities is on NSPE’s Engineering Jobs Twitter account. They typically post jobs multiple times a day throughout the week and on Twitter, you can easily turn on notifications so you’re the first to know about new updates. If you’re looking for jobs in New Jersey, you can also follow NJSPE’s job board. When you create an account, you’ll be able to turn on job notifications that match your preferences!
A great way to get your foot in the door of the engineering world is to join the student NSPE chapter at your school. If you’re not sure if your school offers it, check out this list of available chapters. If you don’t see your school on the list, you can learn how to establish a student chapter at your school! Student chapters are a good place to start creating connections and can give you the opportunity to get and share career advice with your peers.
Engineers and networking might not seem like the most likely pair, but just like any other job industry, relationships are key! Putting yourself out there to meet engineers that are in all different stages of their career journey can really help to give you insight on how to navigate the profession. Additionally, a valuable connection could even help you get hired in the future. Check out this blog post on how to build your professional network as an engineer.
We hope you’ll be able to use some or all of these resources to kickstart your engineering career! Join NJSPE today to get started.
During these coronavirus times, you may think it’s next to impossible to find a new job. On the contrary, there are companies all across the country that are still searching for new employees! With resources like the NJSPE job board and professional connections with other members of NJSPE, getting a New Jersey engineering job might be easier than you think. Check out these new opportunities:
National Forensic Consultants
Seeking Civil/Structural Engineers to provide investigation, analysis, reports, and testimony where technical and scientific answers are needed to help resolve both civil litigation and non-litigation matters.
ACTIVE DESIGN GROUP (ADG)
An established Structural Engineering and Design firm located in the NYC Metropolitan area (Newark, NJ) is presently looking for entry-level and mid-level Structural Engineers. Job duties include performing structural analysis and design/details of building structures and acting as a Project Engineer on various projects.
M&Z Engineering Associates, P.C.
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Job duties include: managing structural and civil engineering projects; managing project design and construction plans and facilitate license and permit approvals from the relevant city, county, and state agencies; preparing project fee estimates, specifications, budgets, schedules, and invoices; managing project budgets and schedules; communicating with clients and other project stakeholders to ensure consistency and ongoing approval of project plan; approving changes to structural and civil components of the plan; providing ongoing quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) during the project duration and resolve engineering concerns raised by civil and structural engineers; ensuring designs properly accommodate power engineering specifications and requirements.
Atlantic City, NJ
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering post-Master’s and post-Doctoral fellowships for their Visiting Scientist Program cohort at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). You will join a cohort of post-graduates in a new endeavor in threat detection technology and applied research, specifically related to synthetic data generation, testing and evaluation. The need to develop synthetic methods to test new Deep Learning algorithms is paramount and the proposed research is new and cutting edge.
New Jersey Department of Transportation
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking currently enrolled college students who are completing their junior year and are interested in exploring a career in the field of Transportation. The NJDOT plans, designs, builds and maintains New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure with the goal of improving the roadway travel experiences of the motoring public. These temporary summer hourly positions are available in multiple career disciplines.
Stay up to date with the most recent New Jersey engineering jobs as they are added to the job board. You can create a job alert that will email you when new opportunities become available! Check out NJSPE’s job board.
During the coronavirus pandemic, just about every industry has taken a hit. Many companies have laid off employees leaving hundreds of thousands of Americans wondering what the next step will be. With no set expiration date on this pandemic, it’s important to be as productive as you can during this time. If you’ve been laid off, are between jobs, or are just about to graduate with an engineering degree, these tips are for you.
Most companies are moving to remote work to comply with federal and state guidelines and it’s undoubtedly a big switch. This can take some time for a company to adjust and they might not be hiring right away, but don’t assume that you shouldn’t continue to send out resumes. If companies aren’t hiring now, they will be eventually. If you keep applying, your resume will be on file for the next time they need someone new. Be aware that available positions might disappear from the web for the time being. During a transition period like this, companies may be putting job openings on hold for a few weeks but they are likely to return!
If you’ve had your eye set on a certain company or position but they’re not hiring right now, you have two options. You can put your job search on hold if you’re in a position to do that or you can find a job elsewhere so you can start generating some income. During an uncertain time like this, you don’t need to be looking for your dream engineering job. There are a handful of industries that still need help during coronavirus. Anything in the medical or medical supply industry is likely going to need help. It’s worth a quick Google search of different industries to see who’s hiring.
You shouldn’t give up on networking and building relationships just because you can’t meet someone in person! Get creative and take to the internet. Linkedin continues to be one of the best online resources for connecting people and building professional relationships. With all this free time on your hands, try to get on Linkedin and interact with people or companies for at least ten minutes a day.
If you had a networking event or conference in your calendar, it’s likely been canceled. However, it could’ve been moved to a virtual platform! Check and see if your event has been moved online and afterward reach out to the organizers/speakers to continue the professional relationship.
We don’t mean to bug the hiring manager by repeatedly asking about the status of your application. After applying for a job, check in with the hiring manager by email to see where the company is at with future hiring in light of the pandemic. That being said, it’s important to acknowledge that the company may be scrambling during the transition from office to remote work. In your email, acknowledge that you know this isn’t an easy time for companies but you’re here to help whenever the company is ready to hire again. This thoughtful approach can connect with someone on a human level and could keep your name at the front of the application pile.
The free time you have can be used in smart ways! You can perfect your resume or grow your skills to add even more to your resume. There are tons of online resources for learning new skills, earning certificates, or, if you’re already a professional engineer, earning continuing education credits! See what skills you can perfect with an online course. NJSPE offers continuing education courses here.
It’s also a great time to think about what you really want to do next. Think about where you want to work and the type of role and title you’re looking for. You can think beyond the pandemic by determining where you want to be in the next five or ten years. If you create a goal now, you’ll be able to map out the path to achieving it!
Finding a New Jersey engineering job during a global pandemic may not be the easiest thing, but it’s not impossible. Keep up your search and don’t give up! If you use this time in a productive way, you’ll be able to get your hands on more opportunities later.
A new year is the perfect opportunity to start applying for a new job. If you’re still a student, it’s the best time to start planning for a summer job or internship! Opportunities for engineering jobs in New Jersey are popping up all the time. NJSPE’s job board is consistently updated for your convenience. Keep an eye on the New Jersey job list here and learn more about the featured job opportunities below.
The Civil Engineer will be responsible for implementation of an array of projects associated with the development, installation, rehabilitation and maintenance of 200 miles of underground utilities and four million square feet of roadways, walkways and plazas.
Experience: Five to ten years of experience in a civil engineering or civil construction related field with progressive responsibility.
Learn more >>
Whippany Actuation Systems
Whippany is looking for a dynamic leader with extensive AS9100 and AS9110 knowledge to oversee our highly skilled team of quality engineers and quality inspectors to support existing production, new product development, and aftermarket repair of aerospace actuation products. In this role you will have significant responsibility with internal teams, external customers, air framers, and regulatory authorities.
Experience: Five years of experience in quality system planning and quality improvement methods within a highly regulated environment.
Learn more >>
Eos Energy Storage
The mechanical engineer is expected to have sound knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, fundamental understanding of materials and process development, and the ability to apply these to solving problems and innovating new solutions.
Experience: Five or more years of experience – solid modeling experience with Solidworks, I-Deas, Unigraphics, Pro-Engineer, or CATIA
Learn more >>
Ten-week paid internships are available for college students enrolled in an accredited college or university. Opportunities are available in Newark, Maplewood, Orange and Kearny, New Jersey.
Internships are available for numerous majors including:
Experience: Less than two years
Learn more >>
While you’re on the NJSPE job board, create an account to apply for New Jersey engineering jobs with ease. You can also take advantage of helpful career resources like reference checking, resume writing, career coaching, and becoming an NJSPE member.
Becoming a professional engineer means you are held to a high ethical standard and are dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public. Because of the prestige that comes with the PE title, there are many requirements you must complete. If you want to become a professional engineer, follow these steps:
A four-year bachelor’s degree in an EAC/ABET-accredited engineering program must be obtained. A TAC/ABET-accredited engineering technology programs of four or more years is acceptable also if six years of full-time experience, including two years of engineering design, is completed. This degree can be obtained from any college or university with an accredited engineering program.
New Jersey requires candidates to complete four years of specific full-time engineering experience. It is important to note that part-time and some intern work doesn’t count toward your eligibility. These four years of full-time experience also must be completed under the supervision of an already licensed professional engineer.
You cannot just sign up and show up to take and engineering exam. All first-time applicants must submit an application directly to the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for eligibility determination. Click here for a thorough overview of what you need for the application, where to find the application, and how to ensure you complete the application correctly.
You must sit for and pass the Fundamental of Engineering exam as well as the Principles and Practices of Engineering exam. Click here if you’re looking for tips to prepare for the exams or here if you want to learn everything you need to know about the PE exam. You may also retake the exam if you fail the first time. However, you will be required to pay an additional exam fee.
Want to learn more about how to become a professional engineer? Check out our blog, which is full of helpful resources for New Jersey engineers at any stage in their career.
If you are just beginning your journey as a professional engineer, you may be surprised to learn you are required to obtain continuing education credits to maintain your license. Some people may see this as a nuisance and wonder why they need to continue educating themselves after going through the formal education system. Why is this continuing education process necessary?
The answer is simple. The engineering industry is always changing. Therefore, engineering professionals must adapt to new technologies, developments, skills, and regulations within their fields in real-time. Staying current on your industry is a must. You would not hire a lawyer that wasn’t up to speed on the newest legislature and laws. As an engineer, it is crucial to be aware of the ever changing landscape of your job. That is why continuing education is mandated across the field.
In the State of New Jersey, licensed engineers are required to complete 24 hours of continuing professional education every two years. The renewal years are all even numbered years. For example, 2020 is a renewal year. Professional organizations and associations, such as NJSPE, understand the value and importance of earning these credits. These organizations often offer many opportunities for engineers to fulfill this requirement at their convenience. The point of continuing education is not to be burdensome. It is meant to enhance the skills and knowledge of each engineer, which helps to advance the entire industry as a result. This is an ideal that rests at the core of NJSPE.
Luckily for New Jersey engineers, we can provide most of your CE credits in just a few sessions. We currently have a November in-person class, March in-person class, and online ethics class. NJSPE also offers its members discounts on webinars and courses we offer. As a member, you also get access to the continuing education credits available through our national chapter.
Interested in becoming a member? Click here to get started.
Interested in what NJSPE membership benefits are available and whether joining is worth it? Here are some of our favorite benefits for all NJSPE members.
Since the start of 2016, 26 states have introduced legislation and/or regulations that would erode and even destroy PE licensure as we know it today, all in the name of job creation.
Stay informed on the latest state events and news of the profession via NSPE publications.
Save money with deep discounts on a wide variety of publications, standard contract documents, and other services offered by NSPE’s benefit partners.
NSPE members receive discounts on:
There are so many NJSPE membership benefits – join today!