Civil engineers work in both the public sector and the private sector designing, building and supervising major infrastructure projects. Civil engineers work on roads, buildings, dams, bridges, tunnels, airports and water/sewage infrastructure. They work both indoors and outdoors, as they must visit their sites regularly during construction, and travel is often required.
Required Education and Experience
To qualify for entry-level positions, civil engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology or a related field. In order to move into senior, supervisory and leadership positions, engineers must hold a master’s degree and a license, as well. Civil engineering licensure requirements vary across the country, but engineers must typically be licensed in the location where they provide services to the general public. It is not uncommon for civil engineers to hold and maintain several licenses so they can work in various locations.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for civil engineers in 2016 was $83,540. It is important to remember salaries are variable, and depend upon a variety of factors like geographic location, the size of the company, the responsibilities of the position and the experience of the chosen candidate.
The BLS also reports that civil engineering as a field is expected to grow at an average rate of 8 percent through 2024, keeping pace with the national average for all jobs. As infrastructure continues to age, and thanks to an increase in the federal budget for infrastructure projects, new jobs in civil engineering will be created.
Current Opening for Civil Engineers
Selectek is currently working with a company in Tucker, Georgia, to find a civil engineer. Responsibilities include civil site grading and design, permitting, drainage and hydrology for industrial projects. Civil 3D experience is required and industrial project experience is preferred, though candidates with commercial experience will be considered. You can learn more and apply for this position here.
If you are an experienced civil engineer in the Southeast looking for new opportunities to grow your career, we invite you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent for the best companies in the region. Contact us today to learn more the ways we can help you achieve your goals.