Engineering

World-class customers, market-leading technology

For more than 100 years, we have led the way in engineering innovation in our chosen fields. We still lead today.


The quality and innovation of the engineering in our products, systems and service offerings keeps our customers ahead. However, we know it is not enough to be up to date with the very best in technical performance. To guarantee our position, we must take the lead.

Why ABB for Engineering?


Developing solutions for our customers all over the world and working on our market-leading technologies will challenge and enrich your work and your mind.

Engineering at ABB covers a broad range of disciplines: electrical, electronics, software, hardware, mechanical, mechatronics, civil, material, chemical, to name a few. The range of our products and services is so broad and innovative that engineers from almost every field will find the challenges they need to grow.

Whatever you do, we will help you improve your performance, setting specific development targets and action plans annually, making sure you get the training and the opportunities you need to get ahead. There will always be opportunities to learn and develop from colleagues in your specialist area, as well as from mentors and our development programs.

Even better, because so much of our focus is on driving energy efficiency, you know that your efforts will be contributing to tackling climate change and creating a better world. And because we work in more than 100 countries, there are opportunities to work internationally in different cultures. You can focus on a particular field, work in a particular industrial sector or remain in one country as part of a local team.

The exceptional people you work with, the unique projects you take on and the global scale of our business will give you the skills and experience you need to take your career to the next level.

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Career paths and development


Technical stream

We have structured engineering roles into three technical areas:

  • Project engineering and design
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Technical consulting

Wherever you work, you will deliver timely, high-quality and cost-effective engineering solutions to our customers. There are numerous opportunities to develop into more senior and advanced positions over time.

At the most senior level, our internationally recognized technical leaders and strategic contributors use their expertise to advise management and customers on advanced engineering solutions. They also act as mentors, supporting engineers at other levels.


Management stream

In management, you pursue a career as a technical team leader, supervisor or manager.

There are many opportunities to develop your leadership and coordination skills, with tough challenges and the opportunity to lead dynamic teams all over the world and grow our business.


Professional qualifications

We depend on your growth and development because the more you make of your talent, the better we do as a company. So, in addition to the personalized development plans we agree on with all our employees, we also support you if you wish to obtain a certain professional qualification in engineering.

As long as there is a clear business need, we help you prepare for external certification programs with leading bodies.


Alternative career possibilities

Career flexibility is a key ABB principle. We always try to support you when your interests and priorities change, helping you move between countries, businesses, business lines and functions. It is one of the main advantages of working for a truly global business with a very broad portfolio of products and services.

Depending on your experience and skills, there might be opportunities in Marketing and Sales, Product Management, Project Management, R&D, Service or Manufacturing.

What we look for


Engineering profile

To succeed in engineering, you need:

  • A good technical understanding gained from a relevant background
  • A solution-oriented mindset
  • The ability to understand the demands of a complex business quickly
  • The confidence to continuously ask questions

You will provide very high level engineering solutions to our customers and, at the same time, identify new business opportunities.

You therefore also need to:

  • Develop strong relationships with customers and colleagues, locally and globally
  • Focus relentlessly on customer need
  • Enjoy working in a wide variety of cultures and in many different sectors
  • Communicate easily in English
  • Ensure that you keep to our safety standards at all times

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