Work from Home Engineering Jobs
Many engineering jobs can be done from home. In fact, in a poll conducted in March 2020, 75% of engineers polled said they could perform their job roles from home (poll here). As a nod to the ‘new norm’ in the industry, the term “telecommuting engineer” has been coined to describe the work from home era of workers.
Of all STEM roles, engineering is one of the most work from home-friendly. Some engineering roles are restricted by practical approach, such as construction engineers, electrical engineers, and production technicians, but the vast majority can be done remotely. As long as engineers have a computer, internet connection and any specialist equipment required, they should be able to effectively work from home.
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Engineering is an expansive field with lots of nuanced specialities within it; civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental, materials, nuclear, aerospace and more. For these disciplines, there are many jobs available to engineers across a range of employers, from government agencies and consultancies to contractor companies and scientific organisations. Overall, these various disciplines and employers result in a wide range of engineering roles, most of which are suitable for work from home.
Examples of common work from home engineering roles include:
- Software Engineer – Requiring a computer and internet connection to get started, software engineers increasingly work from home.
- Mechanical Engineer – This role can be remote as it is often very software-related, i.e. robotics development.
- Chemical Engineer – Growing in frequency, chemical engineers are increasingly working from home.
- Computer Engineer – As above, a computer engineer requires minimal equipment and can work remotely simply.
Managerial, advisory and senior positions are perhaps more applicable to working from home as the roles these positions undertake can be done remotely, including planning, project management, and other admin.