In response to Hong Kong’s rising demand for engineering professionals, recruiting expert Hays has announced the launch of its Engineering specialism. Hays Engineering will recruit across all levels from engineer through to technical director, and will operate in the building services design, construction and fit-out, mechanical, electrical and fire services fields. The industries of focus in response to demand will be commercial, residential, hospitality, institutional, telecommunications and industrial.
Dean Stallard, Regional Director of Hays in Hong Kong, says, “Hong Kong’s engineering sector is experiencing strong job numbers and we have seen salaries steadily rising for engineering professionals – a sure sign of increasing demand.”
According to Hays Engineering job vacancies have risen for engineers, drafters, technicians and design managers in Hong Kong, especially within engineering consultancies and contractors.
“A number of projects in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China are tapping into Hong Kong’s consulting expertise and driving up demand for skilled professionals,” says Dean.
He adds, “In Hong Kong, demand has been created by new high rise construction and fit out projects, the government land sale programme, development of the West Kowloon Cultural District, and the MTR Stations and Kai Tak Airport redevelopment. So the market is very active and is creating career-advancing opportunities for skilled engineering professionals.”
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Hays Engineering will recruit vertically, enabling its consultants to specialise in specific roles and develop strong networks with specialised candidates and employers alike.
Hays has been operating in Hong Kong since 2006 and specialises in sixteen areas. One of those is construction and property where Hays has built extensive experience and established a network of major consultancies and contractors. “The opening of Hays Engineering is a natural evolution of our business to further specialise, serve the needs of our clients and respond to changes in the market,” says Dean.
Hays Engineering also has proven supply globally, which enables the team in Hong Kong to draw upon global knowledge and networks from across the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand and other countries in Asia. Hays has a long standing, international partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and works together to ensure CIBSE members benefit from a priority service and access to recruitment related advice and information.
For engineering professionals, Hays’ recruiting experts will be available to support and manage job searches, give objective advice on how to achieve career aspirations in the short, medium and long term, and provide invaluable access to the top employment opportunities.
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