What does a Consulting Engineer do?

Consulting engineers provide expertise and leadership during the planning, modification, or rehabilitation of public and private infrastructure projects. They serve their clients through the entire process from preliminary surveys and analysis through the final design and construction. They are registered professionals who practice in many engineering disciplines and design various construction and renovation projects, including bridges, water purification plants, or prisons.

Consulting engineers solve environmental and ecological problems, provide subject matter expertise to all their clients for engineering activities, and evaluate the subsystem components’ design. They participate in design review meetings and, with engineering departments, analyze all engineering procedures for efficient implementation, and closely monitor them. They manage physical and technological processes within the required time frame and maintain knowledge of the technology necessary to resolve engineering issues. Consulting engineers need a bachelor's degree and engineering or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Consulting Engineer jobs?
  • Consult with product teams in support of security escalations/tickets.
  • Actively involved in technical solving opportunities and assigned to meaningful projects that align to your skill set.
  • Interface with the client's product teams, Legal, PR/Communications, upper management, etc. as required.
  • Monitor and control infrastructure performance in the areas of response, throughput, and availability.
  • Test LAN/WAN communications and routing products: implement test plans, evaluate test equipment and design test networks, and aid in the development of automated test suites.
  • Cloud Offer penetration test, security consulting, assessment, hardening, compliance, and operational security support.
  • Lead and deliver wireless engagements in the following areas: validation survey, design surveys, troubleshooting, configuration and implementation.
  • Assist in designing servers and networks: analyze business needs and recommend solutions.
  • Identify and troubleshoot hardware and software technical problems related to LANs/WANs.
  • Manage time and expense to meet or exceed expectations defined in the Statement of Work.
  • Provide high quality content deliverables using the appropriate document templates.
  • Ensure solution is implemented as designed to the customers satisfaction and approval.
What are the typical qualifications for Consulting Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, engineering or information systems.
  • Experience with Cloud, Linux, UNIX, JAVA, R Language, and CCNP processes and systems.
  • Experience with Python, CCIE, EO/IR, and Sdwan systems and software.
  • A leader, critical thinker, and problem solver.
  • Comfortable working with writing protocols and relational databases.
  • Prior experience as a consultant.
  • Comfortable scripting and running operating systems.
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Consulting Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

€64,520 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€36K
Median: €65K
€104K
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Consulting Engineer Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
4%
2 - 4
76%
5 - 7
13%
8+
7%
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Read what Consulting Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Cisco SystemsCisco Systems
TECHNICAL CONSULTING ENGINEER- CUSTOMER DELIVERY
15 May 2021

“Cisco has done a very good job to provide the best of the facilities to do the job in the best possible relaxed manner.”

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Senior Consulting Engineer
13 Nov 2021

“Interesting and engaging work and projects.”

Automation LogicAutomation Logic
Consulting Engineer
31 Jan 2022

“the academy taught me so much and my current team are really helping me feel confident in what I do.”

InfosysInfosys
Automation Consultant
25 Aug 2021

“Good good good good good”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
Consulting Engineer
15 Apr 2022

“Low salary initially but good”

M+RM+R
Consulting Engineer
8 Jan 2020

“good work and life balance”

Arizona Public Service CompanyArizona Public Service Company
Consulting Engineer
14 Feb 2022

“Leadership is gaslighting the future which is based upon the assumption of continued monopoly status.”

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Consulting Engineer
26 Oct 2020

“The only training they will pay for is on the job learning i.e. we don't train you.”

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