March 30, 2011/Mlive.com
Detroit comes in at No. 5 for the metro areas with the most new job ads posted for the engineering services sector over the last 90 days, according to Wanted Analytics.
Since January, there have been 764 new postings for jobs in this sector in metro Detroit — up 89.6 percent from the same period last year.
Civil, electrical, mechanical, industrial and environmental engineers make up the top five occupations in the sector, showing increases ranging from 69-104 percent compared to last year at this time.
Nationally, companies in the engineering services sector have posted more than 35,000 new job ads in the past 90 days. This is a 46 percent increase over the same period last year.
Top hiring employers in this sector include:
•URS Corporation, which has 18 open positions in Michigan
•General Dynamics Information Technology, which as two open positions in the state
•GE Energy, which has 195 job listings in Michigan
•General Dynamics, which has dozens of open positions state-wide
•The Shaw Group, which currently is recruiting for four open positions in Michigan