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Design Engineering Careers

We help self-employed contract design engineers promote themselves on our platform

These engineers have many product design opportunities because many different sectors heavily rely upon computer modeling skills to produce a new product. Choosing a career path as a contract design engineer will allow a person to gain a lot of work experience in the design industry.

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OUR EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

4-YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREE
  • CAD or Product Design Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Design Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineer
2-YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE
  • CAD or Product Design Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Design Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineer
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
OR +2 YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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Bringing the customers’ design engineering projects to life

Our design engineers must have some CAD experience with at least one of the following modeling software:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Inventor
  • Fusion 360o
  • Autodesk Alias
  • Catia
  • SolidWorks
  • ICEM Surf
  • Creo
  • NX

Design engineers may have to consider their options on the platform depending on the CAD modeling software a customer uses. This will determine what projects may be available for that designer if they are unwilling to learn new modeling software.

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IT ALL BEGINS WITH DESIGN ENGINEERS

GREATER UNDERSTANDING

Design engineers must understand electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, and computer science to properly carry out their project responsibilities. In addition, they must understand the manufacturing process to create a new product.

COMMUNICATION IS KEY

Great communication skills will help the designer understand the needs of their client. For example, when working in product development, one will learn that being able to communicate thoughts and ideas into a mechanical design model plays a key role in their design engineering career. 

NEW CONCEPTS

The job of a design engineer is to bring their client concepts to life. All new product development must be carefully designed to client specifications to fit properly with any mating parts or pieces.

CRITICAL THINKING

Often, clients will request new or different ideas for a design project, and it is their job to create something similar to the request. Design engineering careers are not always simple modeling configurations; many times, this requires them to think “outside the box” to develop new design concepts for their clients. 

VERY VERSATILE

Designer engineers need to learn to adapt to new engineering technology modeling software a client might use and new products or industrial engineering systems. Engineering designers must be agile and often lean on prior experience within the industry to help them meet new design challenges.

BRING YOUR CREATION TO LIFE

A career in design engineering means creating modeling designs, specifications, prints, and designing manufacturing plans. This career path allows someone’s creativity to shine as their new product comes to fruition. 

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DESIGN ENGINEER SALARY

As different industries continue to expand and develop new technologies, the need for design engineers will continue to grow with them.

Highly educated or senior design engineers can earn well above national salary averages depending on their career path.

As a contractor, hourly rates vary per project and are dependent on experience, design skills required, and location.

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SELF-EMPLOYED DESIGN ENGINEERS CAN EXPECT

A VARIETY OF CAD MODELING SOFTWARE

Designers expect to learn many different types of computer engineering software, as each client may use something different than what the engineer is familiar with. In addition, as a contractor, one will develop a knowledge base of multiple computer-aided design software programs, as each client will most likely be using different software modeling programs.

MANY PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES

Design engineering careers provide many opportunities because many different industrial manufacturing sectors rely upon them, including the automobile industry, agricultural, aerospace, electronics, military, healthcare, and construction. In addition, design engineering careers often lead to new engineering opportunities, such as mechanical engineering or manufacturing engineers.

NEW SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTS

Every new product development project is different so one will learn about multiple types of systems and products. Engineering design plays an important role in any product development, as it is the first piece of the creation and must be manufactured correctly.

GAIN EXPERIENCE QUICKLY

Most self-employed design engineers will constantly be learning about new products. They can quickly grow their knowledge base in the industry because of the different products they see in such a short amount of time. Engineering design is a unique skill set that can launch a person’s career path because of the work experience one will gain contracting.

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