Civil Engineering Jobs
Civil Engineering Job OverviewCivil 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 RequirementsCivil 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 MarketThe 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 InformationThe 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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Thomas & Hutton has an opening for a Civil Designer in our Water Resources Department. This position is located in our Savannah, GA office. Candidates should have a basic understanding and knowledge of hydrologic & hydraulic principles, design/analysis and Autodesk Civil3D. Typical Duties Include: Under supervision of a Project Engineer, the successful candidate may perform the following duties:...
Want to have every Friday off? This position provides the right candidate with flexible work hours and/or telecommuting opportunities! RWA’s #1 recruiting goal is to hire the best professionals SW Florida has to offer in order to build the best team of professional engineers, surveyors and planners in the area. We respect our staff and encourage and healthy work / life balance. We offer affordabl...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
New and exciting opportunity for a Civil CAD Technician! Now you can join a firm that has been in business since the 1950's and one that has grown 10% year-over-year since 2008. With offices across the country and 500+ employees, you will have professional development plans and career growth potential. In this long term position you will have the opportunity to work on projects relating to land ...
Thousand Oaks A/E office is seeking a talented and professional Civil Engineering Graduate (EIT) with BSCE and a minimum of one year experience in performing design for public works infrastructure, i.e. streets, storm drains, utilities; and urban development projects, i.e. site and land development, grading, utilities and drainage projects. Autodesk Civil 3D preferred. We offer a competitive bene...
Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc, one of the world’s leading and most admired service companies. Serco serves Federal, state and local governments, along with the Canadian government and commercial customers. We help our customers deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco has ...
Site Engineering Project Manager Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Indianapolis, The Schneider Corporation is a third-generation, family-owned company. It is a full-service engineering, surveying, and GIS firm with four offices serving a range of clients throughout the Midwest and across the country. Schneider applies professional expertise and sophisticated technology. We strive to provide ex...
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...
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 ...
Company Confidential West Babylon, NY, 11704
Engineer Civil Engineer (West Babylon, NY): Perform duties required to design, execute & complete scope of work outlined w/in each contract incldg effective bidding & analysis of labor & materials required to complete the scope of work. Plan, design & directs civil engineering prjts. Analyze reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, & aerial photos on topographical & geologic data to plan & des...
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. ...
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 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...
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