Engineering jobs in Switzerland

Switzerland is home to several major industries including, pharmaceuticals, tourism, insurance, banking, and mechanical and electrical engineering. The mechanical and electrical engineering industries are a key part of Switzerland’s economy, employing around 330,000 people. The industries cover four main areas:

  • Metallurgy
  • Electrical engineering and electronics
  • Mechanical engineering and vehicle construction
  • Precision instruments

Engineering expertise in Switzerland

Switzerland has varied engineering expertise in areas such as, precision engineering, heavy engineering and machine building, with outputs including scientific instruments, chemicals, quality pharmaceuticals, custom built equipment such as generators and turbines, machine tools, household goods, and highly specialised microelectronic apparatus. Approximately 80% of the output from the mechanical and electrical engineering industries is exported to other countries including Germany and the United States.

The country is home to several leading companies that employ engineers including ABB, a world leader in the energy and automation technology sectors based in Zurich, Liechti Engineering a worldwide market leader in the aircraft engine and energy generation sectors, and IMT a manufacturer of custom glass components for the medical sector.

Transportation firm Bombardier also has operations in Switzerland in Villeneuve, Zurich and Winterthur. At Bombardier, engineers are involved in developing new vehicles and advanced, energy efficient and environmentally compatible rolling stock solutions for the global market. Switzerland’s engineering expertise has also contributed to the successful development of the ALP 45DP hybrid locomotive for the American market.

Careers in engineering

Talascend is well placed to source engineering staff for projects in Switzerland and the rest of Europe from our offices in Zurich, London and Olso. Engineering job opportunities in Switzerland include:

  • Electrical engineer jobs
  • Mechanical engineer jobs
  • Civil engineer jobs
  • Manufacturing engineer jobs
  • Project engineer jobs
  • Systems engineer jobs

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