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Designing market-leading technology

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


Our customers rely on the high-quality of our products, systems and services. We help them to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.

Engineering at ABB:


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. 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 from colleagues and mentors as well as to develop in your specialist area.

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.

Would you like to join us in developing market-leading technologies? We offer you the working environment you need to take your career to the next level.

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Career paths, development and qualifications


Functional development

We have developed structured engineering roles in the following technical areas:
  • Project engineering and design
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Technical consulting

Wherever you work, you will deliver high-quality and cost-effective engineering solutions to our customers on time. 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.

Managerial development

In management, you pursue a career as a technical team leader, supervisor or manager. Regardless of whether you are in charge of your first project team ever or have been working as a manager for a longer period of time – you will have many opportunities to develop your leadership and coordination skills. You will learn to deal with tough challenges, lead dynamic teams all over the world and grow our business.

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, divisions, business units 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 skills and interests, there would be opportunities in such areas as project management, marketing and sales, product management, research and development, service or manufacturing.

Engineering profile

A career in Engineering at ABB is the right choice if you:
  • have gained a solid technical understanding from a relevant background.
  • have a solution-oriented mindset.
  • quickly asses complex situation.
  • continuously ask questions.
  • develop strong relationships with both your customers and colleagues, locally and globally.
  • focus on your customers and their needs.
  • enjoy working in a wide variety of cultures and in industry sectors.
  • communicate easily in English.
  • ensure that you keep to our safety standards at all times.

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