Transformation and new occupations are expected. In fact, 87% of respondents believed engineering occupations will be changed by emerging technologies, with many (44%) expecting these jobs to be disrupted or transformed.
Renewables and ICT
Most stakeholders agree new technologies will drive the demand for new occupations within information and communications technology (ICT) (49%) and renewable energy (60%) jobs.
New jobs will be created, including roles in digital, change management and infrastructure designers. Two-thirds believe new roles will require strong digital, statistical and programming skills, specifically data analysts (25%), artificial intelligence specialists (16%), cyber and network security experts (13%) and robotics and automation specialists (9%).