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Working As An Utility Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • $72,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Utility Engineer Do

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Duties

Mechanical engineers typically do the following:

  • Analyze problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help solve a particular problem
  • Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer-aided design
  • Develop and test prototypes of devices they design
  • Analyze the test results and change the design or system as needed
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for the device

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries.

Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.

Like other engineers, mechanical engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps mechanical engineers create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications for parts.

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Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineers who sell services publicly must be licensed in all states and the District of Columbia.

Education

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineering programs usually include courses in mathematics and life and physical sciences, as well as engineering and design courses. Mechanical engineering technology programs focus less on theory and more on the practical application of engineering principles. They may emphasize internships and co-ops to prepare students for work in industry.

Some colleges and universities offer 5-year programs that allow students to obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative plans combine classroom study with practical work, enabling students to gain valuable experience and earn money to finance part of their education.

ABET accredits programs in engineering and engineering technology. Most employers prefer to hire students from an accredited program. A degree from an ABET-accredited program is usually necessary to become a licensed professional engineer.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Mechanical engineers design and build complex pieces of equipment and machinery. A creative mind is essential for this kind of work.

Listening skills. Mechanical engineers often work on projects with others, such as architects and computer scientists. They must listen to and analyze different approaches made by other experts to complete the task at hand.

Math skills. Mechanical engineers use the principles of calculus, statistics, and other advanced subjects in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Mechanical skills allow engineers to apply basic engineering concepts and mechanical processes to the design of new devices and systems.

Problem-solving skills. Mechanical engineers need good problem-solving skills to take scientific discoveries and use them to design and build useful products.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a mechanical engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education to renew their licenses every year. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.

Several professional organizations offer a variety of certification programs for engineers to demonstrate competency in specific fields of mechanical engineering.

Advancement

A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development programs. Mechanical engineers may earn graduate degrees in engineering or business administration to learn new technology, broaden their education, and enhance their project management skills. Mechanical engineers may become administrators or managers after obtaining the requisite experience.

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Utility Engineer Career Paths

Utility Engineer
Stationary Engineer Chief Engineer
Assistant Director Of Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Building Engineer Lead Engineer
Chief Engineer
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Engineer Apprentice Building Engineer Facility Engineer
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Stationary Engineer Building Engineer Facility Engineer
Facilities/Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Mechanical Engineer
Lead Mechanical Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Building Engineer Chief Engineer Engineering Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Engineering Manager Consulting Engineer Senior Electrical Engineer
Principal Electrical Engineer
14 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Process Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Project Engineer
Project Manager/Senior Project Engineer
11 Yearsyrs
Operations Engineer Operations Manager Operations Project Manager
Regional Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Engineer Engineer Design Engineer
Senior Design Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Project Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Engineer Maintenance Supervisor Field Service Technician
Senior Field Service Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Project Engineering Manager General Contractor Maintenance Engineer
Senior Maintenance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager Service Advisor
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Engineer Apprentice Operations Engineer Project Engineering Manager
Site/Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineering Technician Engineer
Staff Engineer
5 Yearsyrs
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Utility Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

86.2%

Female

10.7%

Unknown

3.1%
Ethnicity

White

53.3%

Hispanic or Latino

21.6%

Asian

9.9%

Black or African American

9.8%

Unknown

5.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0%

Portuguese

3.6%

Irish

3.6%

Cherokee

3.6%

French

3.6%

German

3.6%

Carrier

3.6%

Arabic

3.6%
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Utility Engineer Education

Schools

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

15.8%

Purdue University

6.6%

University of Central Florida

5.3%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

5.3%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

5.3%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

5.3%

University of Phoenix

5.3%

University of Utah

5.3%

Northeastern University

5.3%

Texas A&M University

3.9%

United States Military Academy

3.9%

University of South Florida

3.9%

San Jose State University

3.9%

Drexel University

3.9%

University of California - Berkeley

3.9%

Orange Coast College

3.9%

University of Notre Dame

3.9%

University of Delaware

3.9%

University of Nevada - Reno

2.6%

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

2.6%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

24.4%

Business

13.0%

Chemical Engineering

9.3%

Electrical Engineering

8.9%

Civil Engineering

8.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.2%

Engineering

4.1%

Heating And Air Conditioning

3.7%

Management

3.0%

Engineering And Industrial Management

3.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.6%

Drafting And Design

1.9%

Industrial Technology

1.9%

Computer Science

1.9%

Construction Management

1.9%

Environmental Engineering

1.9%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

1.5%

Liberal Arts

1.5%

Kinesiology

1.1%

General Studies

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.6%

Other

23.5%

Masters

18.0%

Associate

8.7%

Certificate

4.8%

Diploma

1.6%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.3%
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Real Utility Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Utility Engineer P.E.T. Terra Systems, Inc. Dallas, GA Sep 03, 2015 $135,346
Mechanical & Utilities Engineer International Design Services, Inc. Hiram, GA May 24, 2013 $95,971
Civil/Subsurface Utility Engineer (Geophysics) BSI Engineering, Inc. Pembroke, MA Jan 04, 2016 $87,654
Utilities Engineer Arcelormittal USA LLC East Chicago, IN Sep 02, 2015 $82,726
Civil/Subsurface Utility Engineers(Geophysics) BSI Engineering, Inc. Pembroke, MA Sep 01, 2014 $75,132
Civil/Subsurface Utility Engineer(Geophysics) BSI Engineering, Inc. Pembroke, MA Apr 01, 2013 $75,132
Civil/Subsurface Utility Engineer (Geophysics) BSI Engineering, Inc. Pembroke, MA Aug 01, 2012 $75,132
Mechanical & Utilities Engineer International Design Services, Inc.-Ids Global Powder Springs, GA Jul 23, 2015 $71,781
Mechanical & Utilities Engineer International Design Services, Inc. Powder Springs, GA Dec 14, 2014 $71,781
Utility Engineer Welspun Pipes, Inc. Little Rock, AR Sep 18, 2013 $70,350
Engineer, Utility Samsung SDI America, Inc. San Diego, CA Nov 20, 2007 $66,664
Utility Engineer Welspun Pipes, Inc. Little Rock, AR Sep 18, 2016 $61,984 -
$83,531
Mechanical & Utilities Engineer International Design Services, Inc. Hiram, GA May 24, 2013 $56,200
Mechanical & Utilities Engineer International Design Services, Inc. Hiram, GA May 24, 2010 $55,800
Mechanical & Utilities Engineer International Design Services, Inc.-Ids Global Powder Springs, GA Jun 06, 2016 $53,414

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR An Utility Engineer

Average Yearly Salary
$72,000
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$47,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Aspen Snowmass
Highest Paying City
Menlo Park, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Utility Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Utility Engineer in the United States is $72,460 per year or $35 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $47,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $111,000.

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Top Skills for An Utility Engineer

  1. Hvac
  2. Preventative Maintenance
  3. Water Treatment Plants
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Mobilized enterprise-wide refrigeration, lighting, HVAC and retro-commissioning projects.
  • Supervised building/laboratory support, HVAC, telecommunications, predictive and preventative maintenance support personnel (20 technicians)
  • Managed the operation, maintenance and repair of the Company's domestic water treatment plants.
  • Provided technical support and managed water systems for 135 different communities across Virginia.
  • Utilize project management skills to ensure timely execution of inventory movement.

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Top 10 Best States for Utility Engineers

  1. New Mexico
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Alaska
  4. Texas
  5. Arizona
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Louisiana
  8. Delaware
  9. California
  10. Michigan
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