I am a mechanical building services design engineer currently considering emigrating to Oz from the UK. My family and I visited Oz for a month in Feb 2010 to try to get a feel for where we could settle with a focus firmly on where I could find work. It seemed to me that the East coast certainly offers more opportunities in Building Services.
I found that consultants and contractors in Perth are happy to hear from people and are willing to talk, but that opportunities are certainly limited. In fact one contractor in particular informed me that any large scale design projects they win are usually handed to their East coast offices to develop. I doubt this is the norm but certainly allowed me to decide that the East coast is where we will be settling.
Originally Posted by engrchrisdizon
Hello everybody. I am currently staying in Mandurah, WA. It is just less than an hour drive to Perth. I am mechanical engineer and my experience is in the building services.
I just wanted to know if anybody here in the forum currently living and working in Perth or in the surrounding area who is working on the same field as I do?
I have been trying to apply for a job in the construction industry but unfortunately I haven't been lucky. I noticed that there are few job openings in the building services so it is quite difficult to find a job that will fit my qualifications. I also tried applying for a job in the mining industry but it seems like they are looking for people with mining experience.
Thought I might just try here in the forum if there is someone here living in Perth who is looking for someone with mechanical works experience. Thank you.