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Civil Engineering Job Overview

Civil engineers design, build, operate, oversee and maintain large construction systems and projects, such as bridges, roads, dams, airports, buildings, tunnels and water supply and sewage systems. Most work full-time indoors in offices, but civil engineers commonly visit construction sites to troubleshoot and supervise operations. Their job duties are similar to those of architects, civil engineering technicians and construction managers.

Examples of tasks assigned to civil engineers include:
  • Analyzing survey and map data with computer software
  • Creating blueprints with computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Assessing the feasibility of projects based on cost, material and time constraints
  • Ensuring projects and sites comply with the law, as well as health and safety standards

Civil Engineering Job Education Requirements

Civil engineers must obtain a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or civil engineering technology. Aspiring civil engineers will study math, fluid dynamics and statistics in their bachelor's education, which combines classroom learning with lab and fieldwork. For senior-level engineering positions, they will need a master's degree. One in five civil engineers has a master's degree. To receive licensure to work as a profession engineer (PE), aspiring engineers will need to attend a program accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). In many states, a bachelor's degree in civil engineering is enough to secure a license.

Civil Engineering Job Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are currently 272,900 civil engineering jobs, and that number will increase by 53,700 in the next decade. The expected growth rate of the profession is 20 percent, which is faster than the national occupational average. The infrastructure of the United States is aging rapidly, which will increase the demand for civil engineers to fix roads, reconstruct bridges and improve dams and levees. Additionally, the expanding U.S. population will raise demand for water systems and waste treatment plants, both of which require civil engineers.

Civil Engineering Job Salary Information

The mean annual salary for civil engineers in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was $85,640, or $41.17 per hour. The highest-earning 10 percent of civil engineers have a median salary of $126,190, while the lowest-earning 10 percent have a median salary of $51,810. Civil engineers who work in the oil and gas extraction industry make the most, earning an average of $118,790, while those who work for state governments make the least, earning an average of $77,620. The top-paying states for civil engineers are Texas, Alaska and California.
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Site Civil Engineering Project Designer. Small engineering firm is looking for the right person to fill the position of Project Designer. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable in: . Land development, . Site plan preparation, . Grading, . Stormwater, . E&S plans, . Permitting, . AutoCAD Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and should be experienced in Micros...
Stahl Sheaffer Engineering is seeking an experienced civil engineering project manager with seven (7) or more years of industry experience. Project managers are expected to achieve project goals and objectives within project constraints on scope, schedule, quality, and budget. Candidates must be well versed in PennDOT and/or PA Turnpike Commission projects. Projects may involve transportation engi...
Job Title: Civil Engineering Technician Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin Job Description: I+S Group is seeking a Civil Engineering Technician to join our growing team in our La Crosse, Wisconsin office. I+S Group is a full service engineering and architecture firm that provides design services to a wide variety of industries, and offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for professional gro...
Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. specializes in civil engineering, water quality management and land surveying. Due to significant backlog and current and upcoming land development projects, we are seeking a senior level Civil Engineer with land development experience for our San Diego office. Key Responsibilities Act as central design figure on team by designing the layout of grading, street improveme...
Company Profile Company has been operating successfully since the 1960’s and has been a market leader for nearly 50 years 2 offices in the Midwest and poised for growth in the upcoming year What This Company Offers You The opportunity to be part of a high-profile, career project Direct hire position with salary ($65,000-$85,000) and comprehensive benefits Stability and long-term growth oppor...
The Project Manager requires strong leadership and communication skills. Has excellent technical knowledge within civil engineering field. Monitors and tracks project progress, aged accounts, invoices and budget, and is responsible for overall project performance and profitability. Develops schedules, budgets and proposals (contracts). Responsible for marketing to prospective clients and building,...
Civil Engineering Technician About Siegfried Siegfried is a multidisciplinary design firm specializing in civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying, and planning. Located in Stockton, Sacramento, San Jose, and Walnut Creek, we have provided compelling and comprehensive design solutions for both public and private clients throughout Northern California and beyond fo...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Civil Engineering Designer Location: Columbia, Maryland Join an award-winning company! ESE Consultants, Inc., a Toll Brothers, Inc. company, seeks a Civil Engineering Designer for our Maryland Division. Consider a new opportunity...
Campo Engineering, Inc. is a land development civil engineering firm based in Tampa, FL and we are seeking to add an experienced, motivated, full-time CAD Technician / Designer to support our Civil Engineering Team in designing and drafting construction plans for general civil engineering and infrastructure projects. Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of current AutoCAD versions an...
CIVIL ENGINEER wanted to plan, design & oversee construction and maint of bldg structures & facilities, for (NY) eng. co. duties incl prepping construction est. from drawings, liase w/ other engs. re plans, testing, evals, design changes, construction QA & coord. inspections.Must have M.S. in civil eng., or a related disc. W/ autocad proficiency. REPLY W/ RESUME TO: HR (JOB ID#4316) Hirani Enginee...
Southeastern Civil Engineering, Survey, and Construction Management firm seeks a Senior Project Manager. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of Project Management Experience. Duties: Manage staff and contracts currently in house. Review and prepare proposals for both Public and Private Sector RFP's. Track the utilization of Engineering and Survey Staff weekly. Prepare monthly status rep...
Civil Engineering Tech Designer Horvath Associates, P.A, a 25 year old Civil Engineering/Landscape Architecture in Durham, NC is seeking Civil Engineering Tech Designer with 5+ years’ experience for their Durham office. We are looking for motivated individuals who have experience in site grading plans, stormwater SCM designs, utility and roadway designs. Our projects include all aspects of privat...
AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4.2 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See amec.com. AMEC shares are tr...
We are currently seeking resumes from qualified Roadway Designer/EITs for our Texas office. The purpose of this position is to support transportation staff in developing and completing designs and contract documents. Must possess the ability to function as a project engineer and understand all aspects of design and plan production. The purpose of the job is civil engineering production and design....
We are currently seeking resumes from qualified CADD Technician/Designers in our Texas office. This position requires an experienced drafter/CADD operator to perform technical drafting support for assigned Civil and Transportation Engineering projects. Have working knowledge of Civil Engineering in a specific field; perform work as assigned from sketches, verbal instructions and notes; establish a...
Company History Ridgeline Engineering is a growing company that has been performing surveying and engineering services for the past 10 years.​ We are a locally owned company founded and based in Stockton, CA.​ Our company values individuals that are responsible, self-motivated and take pride in their work.​ The small size of our company allows our employees to work, gain knowledge and be part of ...
Bracken Engineering, Inc., a well-established Civil Engineering and Land Surveying firm is in need of a Civil Engineering Project Manager that shares our enthusiasm for growth and expansion. Candidates must have a BS in Civil Engineering and at least 3-5 years of relevant project management work experience. Preferred candidate at minimum shall possess an EIT certificate. The desired individual m...
ONE OF OUR CLIENTS IMMEDIATE NEED FOR AUTOCAD DESIGNERS WITH CIVIL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE (ROADWAY, TxDOT, PUBLIC WORKS AND SIMILAR DESIGN EXPERIENCE) SALARIES RANGE FROM $22-40 PER HR If interested and qualified, submit a resume in Word.Doc format with your salary requirements to *****. CAN NOT SPONSOR ANY VISA TRANSFER, MUST BE U.S. CITIZEN OR PERM RESIDENT...
Thomas & Hutton has an opening for an experienced Civil Designer to work in the Civil Site Design Department in our Mt. Pleasant, SC Office. Working under the direction of a Project Manager, candidate will be expected to successfully prepare site development construction drawings, engineering design considerations for water, sewer, and storm drainage infrastructure, and permit applications associa...
Penn Environmental & Remediation, Inc. is a full service energy and engineering consulting company providing cost-effective solutions to a range of issues and challenges. Our continued growth has created an excellent career opportunity for a Staff Engineer in our Pittsburgh, PA office. The position is responsible for execution of engineering tasks at the direction of a Project Engineer/Project Ma...

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Engineering Career Tools

Civil Engineering, Other

Salaries

$27,400.00 - $91,520.00
Typical Salary for Civil Engineering, Other
(118 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
50%
Master's
18.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
14%
Associates
14%
Doctorate
3.5%
(86 Respondents)
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