Design Engineer

Design Engineer Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Design Engineer job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all keywords on your resume, identify those that are most relevant to the job you're applying to. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.

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  • AutoCAD
  • Engineering
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Siemens NX
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  • Project Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structural Analysis
  • Construction
  • Project Management
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Product Development
  • Revit
  • Product Design
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Engineering Design
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  • Teamcenter
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Subsea Engineering
  • Commissioning
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  • PTC Creo
  • Simulink

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Resume Skills: Software

  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks
  • Catia V5
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Rhino 3D
  • CATIA V5
  • Unigraphics
  • Pro/Engineer
  • Siemens NX
  • PTC Creo
  • Creo Parametric
  • Fusion 360
  • 3DMax
  • SketchUp
  • Python
  • Mathcad
  • Ansys
  • Abaqus
  • MS Project
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Resume Skills: Design Tools

  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks
  • Catia V5
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Rhino 3D
  • CATIA V5
  • Unigraphics
  • Pro/Engineer
  • Siemens NX
  • PTC Creo
  • Creo Parametric
  • Fusion 360
  • 3DMax
  • SketchUp
  • CREO
  • Catia
  • Pro-E
  • NX Unigraphics
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Resume Skills: Simulation Tools

  • Simulink
  • PTC Creo Parametric
  • COMSOL Multiphysics
  • HyperWorks
  • SimScale
  • MSC Nastran
  • PSpice
  • LabVIEW
  • Abaqus
  • Siemens NX
  • Altair HyperWorks
  • SolidCAM
  • MATLAB Simulink
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Resume Skills: Programming

Resume Skills: Project Management

Resume Skills: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Resume Skills: Prototyping

Resume Skills: Others

Resume Skills: Material Selection Tools

Resume Skills: Other Technical

Resume Skills: Engineering

Resume Skills: Additive Manufacturing

Resume Skills: Prototyping and Testing

Resume Skills: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Tools

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Paste your resume below and our AI will identify which keywords are missing from your resume from the list above (and what you need to include). Including the right keywords will help you get past Applicant Tracking Systems (i.e. resume screeners) which may scan your resume for keywords to see if you're a match for the job.

Sample Design Engineer Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Design Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Siemens January 2022 - Present
Senior Design Engineer
Delivered 3 large-scale engineering projects within timeframe, improving overall process efficiency by 25% by leveraging Siemens NX and AutoCAD.
Trained a team of 14 engineers on best practices for complex design structures leading to a 30% increase in team productivity.
Increased cost savings by 20% by implementing innovative design for manufacturing methodologies.
Awarded 'Engineer of the Year' for enhancing overall structural integrity of our key product line by 40%.
Successful in generating an original product concept responsible for a revenue increase of $1M.
GE Aviation December 2018 - December 2021
Mechanical Design Engineer
Conducted a thorough structural analysis that led to a 15% decrease in material usage.
Designed and launched a product line with an increase in sales by 15%, worth $500K in annual revenue.
Optimized design processes with SOLIDWORKS enhancing team productivity by 20%. June 2016 - November 2018
Associate Design Engineer
Contributed to the development of a new design methodology that increased project turnover by 10%.
Assisted in a new product development resulting in a significant increase of 12% in quarterly earnings.
Resume Worded May 2014 - May 2016
Junior Design Engineer
Reduced error rate by 15% by standardizing design reviewing process using CAD.
Coordinated with the construction team to decrease project completion time by 5%.
Resume Worded University June 2016
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Focus on Advanced System Design
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Minors in CAD/CAM, Product Design
Summa Cum Laude & Institute merit scholarship recipient for outstanding performance
Design Tools: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CREO, Catia, Pro-E, NX Unigraphics
Engineering Software: MATLAB, Mathcad, Ansys, Abaqus, MS Project
Programming: Python (Advanced), C++ (Intermediate), SQL (Basic)
Others: DFMEA, DVP&R, APQP, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing
Certifications: Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, GD&T Professional - Tec-Ease
Leadership & Volunteering: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Active Member, 2016-Present), Mentor - Boys & Girls Club
Awards: Employee of the Year 2019 - GE Aviation, Design Excellence Award 2020 - Siemens
Professional Development: Regularly attend webinars on latest Design Technologies and Trends
Your Name
Mechanical Design Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Tesla March 2022 - Present
Lead Mechanical Design Engineer
Drove the use of Autodesk Inventor for comprehensive 3D mechanical design, visualization, and simulation, increasing efficiency by 30%.
Managed a high-performing team of 10 mechanical engineers to streamline product development process.
Increased production efficiency by 25% by optimizing design mechanisms.
Reduced material wastage by 20% implementing a sustainable design strategy.
Designed and patented a product component generating an extra revenue of $500K.
Ford Motors July 2019 - February 2022
Automotive Design Engineer
Managed the design of a new car model leading to a sales increase of 5%.
Optimized the use of MATLAB in analyzing car frame stability, reducing design errors by 10%.
Pioneered a new design evaluation process that reduced product review time by 20%.
Resume Worded August 2016 - June 2019
Project Engineer
Increased production rate by 10% by optimizing the construction phase.
Successfully contributed to a major project that led to a 15% YOY revenue increase. June 2014 - July 2016
Engineering Intern
Constructed cost efficient 3D models using Revit, resulting in a 15% decrease in material wastage.
Aided team in the realization of a design project, which led to a 8% increase in market penetration.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Emphasis in Automotive Design, Coursework included Advanced Vehicle Dynamics, Thermo-Fluids, and Structures
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Minors in Applied Physics and Mathematics
Recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award
Design Software: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, Siemens NX, PTC Creo
Simulation & Analysis Tools: ANSYS, Abaqus, MATLAB, Simulink, COMSOL Multiphysics
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Tools: PTC Windchill, Siemens Teamcenter, Dassault ENOVIA
Programming: Python, C++, Java, MATLAB
Certifications: Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA), Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) - Mechanical Design
Leadership & Volunteering: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Member and Event Coordinator), Engineers Without Borders (Volunteer engineer)
Projects: Drive-Train Design for a Green-Energy Vehicle, Retrofitting Design Project for Electric Vehicle Conversion
Publications & Patents: Patent #123456: Eco-Friendly Engine Design, Published article in International Journal of Thermal Sciences
Your Name
Product Design Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Apple April 2022 - Present
Senior Product Design Engineer
Led product design of a major Apple device, resulting in a revenue increase of $2M.
Enhanced team collaboration by implementing Microsoft Access as the primary database tool, leading to a 20% productivity increase.
Streamlined the product quality control process, reducing return rate by 10%.
Launched a product line expansion that led to a 25% increase in market share.
Established a new product testing protocol, resulting in a decrease in product malfunctions by 15%.
Samsung January 2019 - March 2022
Design Engineer
Boosted cost-efficiency by redesigning 3 main product lines, leading to a 10% decrease in production costs.
Contributed to a team project resulting in a 7% quarter-on-quarter sales growth.
Increased team efficiency by 20% by introducing advanced design software SOLIDWORKS. May 2016 - December 2018
Assistant Design Engineer
Facilitated effective project management, contributing to a 10% increase in successful product launches.
Improved project coordination by implementing strategic design processes.
Resume Worded January 2014 - April 2016
Engineering Trainee
Contributed to team project that boosted client satisfaction by 10%.
Utilized AutoCAD to develop robust design models, reducing redesign rate by 8%.
Resume Worded University April 2014 - March 2016
Master of Engineering (MEng) in Product Design
Focus on Advanced Material Technology for Mobile Devices
Resume Worded Institute September 2010 - June 2014
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering
Specialization in Product Design and Development, Award: Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Design and Modelling Software: AUTO-CAD, SOLIDWORKS, Pro/Engineer, CATIA, Rhino 3D, 3DMax, SketchUp
Material Selection Tools: Granta CES, CES Selector, JMatPro, MatWeb
Project Management: Trello, Asana, JIRA, Monday, Slack, Agile, Scrum
Other Technical Skills: FEA Analysis, MATLAB, Python, C++, Rapid Prototyping, DFMEA, DVP&R
Certifications: Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
Projects: Led the successful redesign of 'XYZ' product line at Samsung resulting in a 20% increase in sales
Awards: Recipient of the Samsung Innovation Excellence Award 2021
Volunteering: Mentor at EngiNERDing For Girls, an initiative to inspire and educate young girls about engineering careers
Your Name
Project Designer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2023 - Present
Senior Project Designer
Executed space planning using AutoCAD and SketchUp, leading to the effective development of client-driven commercial designs and a 35% increase in client satisfaction
Applied on-the-job sustainable design principles, contributing to a 25% reduction in company carbon footprint
Led design research initiatives, identifying key architectural trends and contributing to building designs, increasing project acquisitions by 15%
Developed comprehensive architectural drawings using Revit and BIM, leading to an improvement in project accuracy by 40%
Guided a team of 5 Junior designers, fostering growth and efficiency, resulting in project completion 20% ahead of schedule May 2021 - December 2022
Project Designer
Implemented CAD techniques to create detailed interior designs, resulting in a 50% increase in client approval ratings
Streamlined submittals process, boosting productivity by 30% and shortening approval times
Used Adobe InDesign for rendering high fidelity visuals, enhancing stakeholder understanding and driving a 20% rise in funding approvals
Gensler November 2018 - April 2021
Junior Project Designer
Assisted in residential design projects, employing SketchUp and AutoCAD Architecture, improving delivery times by 15%
Participated in design research projects, aiding in the conceptualization of innovative design strategies
Contributed to creating construction drawings, ensuring 100% compliance with project specifications
Resume Worded University May 2018
Master of Arts in Interior Design
Specialization in Project Management
Resume Worded University June 2016
Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture
Concentration in Environmental Design
Awards: Dean's List 2016 (Top 10%)
Software: AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3D Max, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office
Design: Spatial Planning, Furniture Design, Color Theory, Lighting Design, Material Selection, Sustainable Design
Techniques: Model Making, Hand Drafting, Rendering, Sketching, Digital Fabrication
Others: Project Management, Vendor Coordination, Budgeting and Cost Estimation, Code Compliance, Client Relations
Certifications: LEED Green Associate (2022), Certified Interior Designer
Leadership & Volunteering: American Society of Interior Designers (Committee Member, 2023 - Present)
Awards: Best Project Designer – (2022)
Projects: Led the interior design for an award-winning residential complex (2023), Implemented a sustainable design approach for a multinational client’s office space (2022)
Your Name
Junior Project Designer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2023 - Present
Project Designer
Executed space planning by employing AutoCAD, leading to enhancement in the utilization of project spaces by 30%
Used sustainable design methodologies, reducing the environmental impact of projects by 20%
Incorporated design research findings into project strategy, leading to a 15% increase in modernized designs
Managed a group of 3 interns, developing their capability in various design software tools and project management skills
Performed meticulous rendering using Adobe InDesign, resulting in a 25% increase in client transparency and improved feedback April 2021 - May 2023
Junior Project Designer
Utilized CAD and BIM to develop designs of commercial buildings, enhancing aesthetic appeal and functionality by 20%
Assisted in preparing submittals, minimizing errors and improving approval rate by 30%
Used SketchUp for developing construction drawings, reducing manufacturing discrepancies by 18%
AECOM January 2020 - March 2021
Trainee Project Designer
Assisted in residential project designs, harnessed AutoCAD Architecture to produce detailed plans and elevations
Contributed to design research, collecting data and incorporating key trends
Participated in creation of construction drawings, reducing time-lags by 10%
Resume Worded University May 2020
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Emphasis in digital design and project management
Recipient of the Dean's Award for Exceptional Design (Top 5%)
Resume Worded Institute March 2019
AutoCAD Certification
Completed extensive coursework in 2D and 3D CAD techniques
Design Software: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
Project Management: MS Project, JIRA, Confluence, Trello
Prototyping Tools: Mockplus, Balsamiq, Framer, InVision
Other Technical Tools: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Drive
Certifications: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate, Revit Certification
Volunteering: Habitat for Humanity: Participated in designing low-cost housing projects
Awards: Best Young Designer, 2022
Relevant Courses: Project Management in Design, Space Planning
Your Name
Senior Project Designer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2023 - Present
Lead Project Designer
Developed over 30 commercial project designs utilizing AutoCAD and SketchUp, leading to a 50% increase in annual revenue
Introduced sustainable design techniques, leading to a 35% reduction in company’s energy consumption
Pioneered design research and ideation for 10+ significant projects, contributing to a 20% increase in architectural accolades
Managed a team of 7 junior designers and project managers, driving project timelines and reducing project costs by 25%
Delivered impeccably detailed architectural drawings using Revit, leading to a 40% improvement in construction accuracy May 2020 - February 2023
Senior Project Designer
Used CAD and BIM methodologies for interior architecture projects, increasing design efficiency by 33%
Directed a fast and effective submittals process, leading to a 32% reduction in project completion time
Utilized Adobe InDesign to create engaging project presentations, leading to a 20% increase in secured funds
Perkins and Will December 2016 - April 2020
Project Designer
Planned and executed design research for 20+ projects, facilitating cutting-edge design concepts
Developed construction drawings with precision, ensuring seamless integration with build processes
Used SketchUp for resident project designs, leading to a 20% rise in project acquisition
Resume Worded Institute May 2022
Certified User Experience (UX) Designer
Specialized skills in user-centered design methodology
Resume Worded University June 2016
Master of Architecture
Specialization in Sustainable Design
Design Tools: AutoCAD, SketchUp, InDesign, Rhino, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Studio Max
Project Management Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Asana, Trello, Jira
Languages: English (Native), French (Intermediate)
Prototyping & Wireframing: Sketch, Figma, Principle, Marvel, InVision
Certifications: LEED Green Associate Certification (2021), Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate (2022)
Leadership & Volunteering: AIA Member (2016-Present), Habitat for Humanity Volunteer (2017-2019)
Projects: Co-Designed Award-Winning ‘Green Building’ Project in 2019, Designed and Managed Installation of Interactive Exhibit at Design Miami 2021

How do I add skills to a Design Engineer resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Design Engineer posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Design Engineering and Engineering are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like SOLIDWORKS and Project Engineering.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Siemens NX, Mechanical Engineering and AutoCAD - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Product Design, MATLAB and Engineering Design - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Highlight any software engineering or development experience.

Programming and software development are common skill sets for Design Engineer roles, so try to highlight related accomplishments in your summary, work experience or skills sections.

Showcase your design and creative skills.

A popular skill set for a Design Engineer is creativity and design, so try to include evidence of them on your resume.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Design Engineer, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Design Engineer Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Design Engineer job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Design Engineer Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills do hiring managers want to see on a Design Engineer resume?

Some popular Design Engineer hard skills are AutoCAD, Engineering, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), SOLIDWORKS, Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Siemens NX and Project Engineering.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Engineering Design, MATLAB, Product Design, Autodesk Inventor and Construction can also be good to include on your resume.

How do resume skills compare between a Computer Aided Design Design Engineer and a System-on-Chip Design Engineer?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Computer Aided Design Design Engineer positions include:

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • AutoCAD
  • PTC Creo
  • Siemens NX
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering

In comparison, skills we see on System-on-Chip Design Engineer resumes include:

  • System on a Chip (SoC)
  • SystemVerilog
  • RTL Design
  • Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI)
  • Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC)
  • Verilog
  • Static Timing Analysis
  • Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)

What are good resume skills to include for different Design Engineer roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Electronic Design Engineer: Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design, Electronics, Embedded Systems, Electrical Engineering and Microcontrollers
  • Digital Design Engineer: Verilog, Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), RTL Design, Integrated Circuit Design and Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC)
  • Computer Aided Design Engineer: Computer-Aided Design (CAD), AutoCAD, Engineering, CATIA and SOLIDWORKS
  • Structural Design Engineer: Structural Engineering, Structural Analysis, ENOVIA LCA, Steel Design and RISA
  • Application Specific Integrated Circuit Design Engineer: Static Timing Analysis, Physical Design, Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI), TCL and Logic Synthesis

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It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.

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