Civil engineering is an exciting field that offers an array of opportunities for talented professionals. Civil engineers build the structures that keep us moving and working like bridges, tunnels, roadways, airports, railways, dams, sewer infrastructure, water infrastructure and buildings. They travel both long and short distances to meet with clients, work teams and job sites, and they are part of some of the most important projects in our country.
Required Education and Experience
Like most engineering careers, it takes a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to become a civil engineer. However, a master’s degree is becoming a common minimum requirement – especially for supervisory roles. Civil engineers must be licensed in the states they work in and those requirements vary significantly from state to state, but they all require ongoing education and recertification in order to maintain good standing.
Job Outlook for Civil Engineers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for civil engineers is currently $84,770. Indeed’s salary aggregator indicates a similar average salary of $72,834 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 11 percent through 2024, which is faster than average for all jobs in the U.S. This is likely being driven by billion-dollar investments in repairing the country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure.
Current Opportunity for a Lead Civil Engineer
Selectek is currently recruiting a lead civil engineer for the premier provider of professional and management services for the telecom industry. The lead civil engineer will focus on small-cell telecom site development projects. Though the role is primarily focused on telecom sites, applicants with backgrounds in other disciplines like utilities, commercial or residential development, and roadway design will be considered.
This is a contract-to-hire position and pay is commensurate with experience. Applicants are required to hold a civil engineering degree from an accredited university, a license to practice in at least one state with the ability to acquire other state licenses as needed, five years of experience in civil site development and site planning.
You can learn more about this opportunity or apply online here.
If you are an experienced lead civil engineer looking for exciting new opportunities, we invite you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent to match with some of the most innovative companies in the region. Contact us today to learn more about our process for helping you take the next step in your career.