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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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HC157599: Site & Field Engineering Houston, TX See Below To Apply PM for site work and concrete work Take off drawings/Schedules/Manage Submittals Put proposals together Manage project team RPLS For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to *****....
Waldrop Engineering is seeking a Civil Engineering CAD Designer with civil engineering experience on land development projects in our Bonita Springs office. Candidate will work closely with team members on the design and permitting of site development projects. Candidate shall be experienced in using Civil 3D for the production of plans and engineering design support documents. Waldrop Engineerin...
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. With more than 14,000 employees, 350 offices ...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77040
DEPARTMENT LEADER – RPLS – PLS HOUSTON EXPERIENCE Person must have Houston Land Development Experience – Residential / Commercial Well-respected, established 200-person civil engineering firm is has need of Senior RPLS to lead a department in its Houston office. Your Confidentiality is maintained… This is a confidential search. We are the recruiting firm and have relationship with the firm fo...
Make good money while evaluating career opportunities. This contract position is with a high-profile, national organization. If you like working with people, outside and in a professional role this opportunity is likely great for you. Be home, with the family every night, learn new professional skills and carve out for yourself a career. Here is what we need: Live in the OKC area 3years experi...
Engineering Technician Wanted Regional Consulting Engineering Firm seeking individual qualified in the area of construction inspection of various types of Public Works projects including water distribution system construction, sewer collection system construction, water treatment plant construction, sewer treatment plant construction, road construction and land development construction. 5 to 10 y...
Branch Manager – Civil Engineering Stafford, TX Full- Time Salaried Position Goal CEI Engineering Associates is currently seeking a Branch Manager at our Stafford, TX office location. Top candidates will be skilled in team leadership, project management, business development, and client service management. We are targeting a leader who possesses both the technical engineering expertise and the...
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE, 68501
Teach Civil Engineering courses and participate in College of Engineering outreach and service activities. Develop an externally-funded research program. Contribute to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the department and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate for this position should be able to demonstrate expertise in ...
Civil Engineer I (2 to 5 yrs. exp) - General Civil Engineering CO-GWV-14-137 Introduction Merrick is seeking a Civil Engineer l with AutoCAD Civil 3D skills and a minimum of two years of experience to join our growing Greenwood Village, Colorado office. Job Description The successful candidate may be required to interface with clients on land development and municipal projects. Typical projec...
University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA, 70130
POSITION TITLE: Professor of Practice in Civil and Environmental Engineering POSITION #: 8987 DEPARTMENT: Civil and Environmental Engineering POSITION SUMMARY: The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department at the University of New Orleans (UNO) invites applications for a Professor of Practice with a specialty in environmental engineering. This is a non-tenure track faculty position...
DESIGN ENGINEER - CIVIL ENGINEERING Infrastructure Engineers is a leading Civil Engineering Consulting firm in Southern California. We are structured for technical excellence with an emphasis on client needs. We focus on quality, efficiency, and cost effectiveness, as well as complete and timely project delivery. We have several IMMEDIATE opportunities for Civil Engineers with DESIGN expertise a...
Company: Group 70 International, Inc. Location/Address: 925 Bethel Street, Fifth Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 Department: Civil Engineering Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt Position Reports to: Principal-Civil Engineering Position Summary: Provide design and drafting support for a number of different types of civil projects – including but not limited to transportation, roadways and site developmen...
Company: Group 70 International, Inc. Location/Address: 925 Bethel Street, Fifth Floor, Honolulu, HI96813 Department: Civil Engineering Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt Position Reports to: Principal-Civil Engineering Position Summary: Serve as Civil Engineer for a variety of routine engineering projects, including but not limited to the following type of projects: site development, transportat...
Job Title: Civil Engineering Technician About the Company: Donald W. McIntosh Associates, Inc. has provided services in land development including civil engineering, land surveying and mapping and land planning for the past 57 years. Job Description: Donald W. McIntosh Associates, Inc. is looking for a candidate for a civil engineering technician position who has experience in Civil Engineering ...
About ALL Consulting: ALL Consulting is a full-service environmental, energy, planning, and technology company helping governmental and private sector clients solve challenging issues. ALL is a leading technology provider with respect unconventional resources plays, such as the Marcellus Shale, Bakken Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Utica Shale, Haynesville Shale, Nibrara Shale, Wood...
Civil Engineering Survey Chainman KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Perform a variety of technical field and office land surveying work; and to perform related work as required. Hold vertical rods in place while technicians sight them with survey instruments to establish distances and angles. Clear away brush and trees from the lines of a survey when needed. Set up traffic warnings and flag vehicles. Set...
Civil Engineering Project Surveyor Project Engineer for land development and infrastructure improvement projects. This position will give a motivated and talented candidate the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of multi-disciplined engineering projects. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Aid in the preparation and drafting of grading, street improvements and underground infrastructure plans while adher...
Civil Engineering Project Manager/Engineer Project Engineer for land development and infrastructure improvement projects. This position will give a motivated and talented candidate the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of multi-disciplined engineering projects. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Aid in the preparation and drafting of grading, street improvements and underground infrastructure plans whi...
Civil Engineering Project Designer This position will give a motivated and talented candidate the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of multi-disciplined engineering projects. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Receives assignments of varying scope and complexity. Uses a variety of standard methods and innovative techniques to solve design issues. Initiative and professional judgment is used to develo...
Civil Engineering Survey Analyst This position will give a motivated and talented candidate the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of multi-disciplined engineering projects. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Perform a variety of technical field and office land surveying work; and to perform related work as required. Under direct supervision, incumbents serve as assistants on land surveying projects. ...

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Civil Engineering, Other

Salaries

$27,400.00 - $91,520.00
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
50.6%
Master's
18.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
13.8%
Associates
13.8%
Doctorate
3.4%
(87 Respondents)
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