Civil engineering is a vast field that covers all manner of infrastructure. Civil engineers work on things like roads, buildings, dams, bridges, tunnels, airports, sewer infrastructure and water infrastructure. These professionals work in a traditional office setting but spend plenty of time visiting their project sites. In some cases, they may work remotely on-site depending on where the project is located.
Required Education and Experience
The minimum requirement for any entry-level civil engineering role is a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field. However, many civil engineering roles do require a master’s degree and a license. There are several paths engineers can take to an advanced degree and licensure. Some choose to attend five-year college programs that allow them to graduate with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Others choose to pursue jobs with a bachelor’s degree and then leverage employer benefits like tuition assistance/reimbursement to earn their master’s degree and license. The requirements to hold a civil engineering license vary from state to state, but engineers must be licensed in the state they are providing services.
Job Outlook for Civil Engineers
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) places the median annual salary for civil engineers at $83,540. Indeed’s salary aggregator indicates an average salary of $72,091 for current open civil engineering positions in Georgia. It is important to remember that salaries are variable based on factors like geographic location, the size of the company, the responsibilities of the position and the experience of the chosen engineer.
The BLS also reports that civil engineering as a field is expected to grow at an average rate of 8 percent through 2024, which is the average for all jobs. However, given the state of disrepair of U.S. infrastructure and a recent push to repair that infrastructure, it is believed that long-term growth could be higher.
Current Opening for Civil Engineers in Atlanta
Selectek is currently recruiting for a temporary civil engineering position based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The position is with a reputable civil and structural engineering firm that also provides construction management and inspection services to clients. The engineer will work on plans and specifications for combined sewage overflow (CSO) collection systems and regional treatment facility upgrades.
Candidates should hold a degree in civil or environmental engineering and have experience in wastewater collection, sewer separation and treatment plant engineering design. Experience coordinating combined CSOs is preferred. 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. Feel free to browse our job board or contact us to get started.