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Residential Engineer

A residential structural engineer is a professional member of the property development team. They design and configure structures, choose building materials, inspect the construction work, and ensure that the residential building is structurally sound.

What is a Residential Engineer?

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  A residential engineer, also called a residential structural engineer, is responsible for ensuring the physical integrity of residential buildings. They also develop detailed engineering designs for subdivision developments, including road and drainage design, road widening, sewer, and waterworks.
  A residential engineer, also called a residential structural engineer, is responsible for ensuring the physical integrity of residential buildings. They also develop detailed engineering designs for subdivision developments, including road and drainage design, road widening, sewer, and waterworks.
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What is the salary of a Residential Engineer?

So, you want to know how much does a residential structural engineer cost? Residential structural engineer jobs vary slightly in duties, so salaries can also differ. A residential engineer salary will also vary depending on the work location. For example, an engineer in a major city will typically earn more than an engineer in a rural area. The cost difference becomes even more significant when comparing countries. An engineer in a low-cost country such as the Philippines will make significantly less money than one in a higher-cost country such as Australia or the United States.

What is the average salary for a Residential Engineer?

While salaries vary, we have established an average salary for a residential engineer in several English-speaking countries. The table below compares the average salary of residential engineers in these countries with the average salary of residential engineers in the Philippines.
The totals shown for most countries in the table are exclusive of additional costs such as government fees or insurance payments. The salaries shown for engineers in the Philippines include all the additional fees plus ShoreAgents fees.
The average salary of a Residential Engineer in Australia
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$102,888 AUD
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$26,429 AUD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Engineerin New Zealand
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$93,989 NZD
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$29,759 NZD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Engineer in United Kingdom
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£36,314 GBP
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£15,442 GBP
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Engineer in United States of America
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$84,546 USD
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$18,473 USD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Engineer in Canada
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$75,220 CAD
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PH

$24,070 CAD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Engineer in Singapore

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$50,896 SGD
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$25,185 SGD
based in the Philippines
As you can see, the salary differential is extensive for such a professional job. The table shows that you could hire four residential engineers in the Philippines for the price of one in Australia or the United States. You can hire three Filipino engineers for the price of one in Canada and New Zealand. And you could hire two in the Philippines for the price of one in the United Kingdom and Singapore.
ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines. We provide quality, cost-effective virtual real estate staffing solutions.

Can a Residential Engineer work virtually?

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Yes, residential structural engineer jobs can be done virtually if you’re willing to make some investments to ensure a smooth transition. You’ll need to provide the following:
  • A day-to-day supervisor for the architect
  • Reasonable expectations
  • A clearly defined job description
  • Task management software
  • Team buy-in
ShoreAgents can help you define expectations, hone your job description, select the best task management software and sell your team on the idea of a virtual assistant. We can also provide coaching to ensure the relationship works well.

Local Residential Engineer Vs. Virtual Residential Engineer

Let’s compare the two ways you can fill residential engineer jobs. You can hire a local residential engineer or a virtual one. Here are some benefits of going virtual.
Suppose you hire a virtual residential engineer who lives in the Philippines. In that case, you’ll save a lot of money over one that lives in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. Because ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, we can help you recruit and hire a structural engineer residential at a much lower cost. Yet the engineer will be competent and understand the property development business.
ShoreAgents also equips the residential engineer’s workstation, saving you the cost of doing so. We equip our workstations with a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headsets.
You’ll also save time by contracting with ShoreAgents to help you hire a residential engineer. Hiring is a drawn-out process, and completing the process will take time away from your core business.
ShoreAgents, however, does most of the work for you. Once you sign up, we help write a stellar job description and recruit from our vast network of real estate professionals. We also conduct background checks. You choose the engineer you like the best among the finalists we present.
Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents, and we are in a great position to help you fit your residential engineer slot with a highly qualified professional staffer.
You don’t want to go through all the trouble of hiring and orienting a residential engineer only to have them leave quickly. Because human resources is our whole business, we know how to keep employees engaged and on the job. We provide ongoing continuing education opportunities. We also offer a workspace with colleagues in similar positions in our climate-controlled modern office. This collegiality and support also keep the engineer engaged.
Although the benefits of working with ShoreAgents to hire a virtual residential architect are significant, hiring a virtual engineer does have some challenges. Any new thing has some challenges. You’ll have to be willing to adjust processes and expectations to fit the virtual nature of the job. You’ll need to learn task management software.
ShoreAgents can help you adjust your processes and set realistic expectations. We can also help you choose an intuitive task management platform.
Ultimately, you decide whether a virtual residential structural engineer will work well with your team. Consider the benefits: lower costs, a professional candidate, hiring ease, and an engaged employee. If you want those benefits, ShoreAgents can help you make the necessary adjustments.

What are the duties of an a Residential Engineer?

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So, really. What does a residential structural engineer do? Here are some typical duties and responsibilities.
  • Prepare reports, designs, and drawings, using computer-aided design technology to simulate.
  • Calculate pressure, loads, and stresses.
  • Select strong construction materials.
  • Advice on safe designs and construction.
  • Liaise with appropriate officials to obtain regulatory approvals.
  • Work with other professional staff members, such as architects.
  • Ensure the work of contractors keeps the building structurally sound.
  • Manage projects.
  • Inspect properties for safety and soundness of the foundations.
A residential engineer will also possess special training, skills, and characteristics.
  • Most employers will require at least a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or other relevant tertiary engineering qualifications.
  • Many employers will require several years of industry experience, and some will require industry accreditations.
  • Intermediate or advanced AutoCAD and 12d experience are essential for this role.
  • Understanding the relevant national and local regulations in the building or subdivision’s location is critical.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to be part of a team also are essential.
  • Being self-sufficient, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to learn are important personal characteristics.
  • An understanding of construction materials is a must.
  • Successful engineers are analytical thinkers who can solve problems.
  • Residential engineers can also work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Residential Engineer Role

Let’s look at what are a resident engineer’s duties and responsibilities that can be performed virtually.
The table below indicates which responsibilities a residential structural engineer can perform virtually. If the duty can be performed from a remote location, we’ve given it a tick. If it can’t be performed virtually, we’ve given it a cross. If a specific duty can mostly be fulfilled virtually but requires some in-person help, we’ve marked it with both a tick and a cross.
Prepare designs, reports, and drawings using CAD technology check circle
Calculate pressure, loads, and stresses and choose strong materials.check circle
Provide safe design advice. check circle
Develop relationships with appropriate officials to discover what is needed for regulatory approval. check circle
Work as part of a professional team.check circle
Monitor contractor’s work to ensure the structural soundness of the building. check circlecancel circle
Manage projects.check circle
Inspect properties for safety and soundness. check circlecancel circle

Where to hire a Residential Engineer?

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Local or Virtual?

Local

The process of hiring a staff member yourself in the local market is probably familiar to you. While the familiarity may be comforting, you also know that hiring locally takes time away from your core business. It’s also not typically something you’ve trained for or do often enough to be an expert in. Also, you’ll pay local market rates when you hire locally.

Hiring at ShoreAgents in the Philippines

Virtually With ShoreAgents

The process of hiring a residential engineer through ShoreAgents is streamlined. You sign up with us and describe your firm and needs. We handle all the recruiting and present you with finalists. We also complete the background checks and equip a workstation in our modern climate-controlled office.
Because staffing is our core business, we also know how to retain staff. We ensure your residential engineer will work in a collegial, supportive and comfortable environment and have access to continuing education opportunities.
Our director grew his real estate firm through the use of virtual staffers. ShoreAgents is the only BPO with a former real estate firm owner as its day-to-day director. Another benefit you gain from using ShoreAgents is advice and coaching on successfully integrating remote workers into your team.
Finally, ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines. The Philippines is one of the most popular sites for business process outsourcing. Its popularity grows year over year, especially in the real estate business. Outsourcing to the Philippines is so popular for several reasons:
  • Lower cost. The Philippines has a low cost of living, which translates into lower labor costs. Companies in other English-speaking companies can hire a virtual resident engineer in the Philippines for one-quarter to one-half the price of one in their country.
  • A large, well-educated, and hard-working workforce. More than 45 million people are in the workforce in the Philippines. The government offers incentives for them to further their education after high school. Many Filipinos have used these incentives to continue their education.
  • Island time. Because BPO is such a significant part of the economy, Filipinos are accustomed to working hours that work for client companies in other countries. They are also willing to do so.
  • Culture and Language. English is an official language in the Philippines, and Filipinos speak and write it fluently. Also, the culture in the Philippines is very similar to that in other Christian countries.
ShoreAgents is your real estate staffing solutions company. No matter your real estate needs, we have an effective and efficient solution.

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