Graduate Job Profile - Civil Engineering

Civil or structural engineers, supervise an engineering project and could be involved at design stage all the way through to completion. Once plans for an engineering project have been approved, work starts under the supervision of one or more civil engineers.

It is an extremely varied and interesting career and offers opportunities at all levels of skill and expertise. Civil engineer could be involved in construction, transport, power, hydraulics maritime and public health

Incorporated engineers specialise in developing and applying modern technology, and play an increasingly vital role within any organisation, which depends on a skilled technical workforce. Chartered engineers may be involved in research and development or manufacture and installation.

Civil engineers require a first degree or BTEC HNC/D in civil engineering or civil engineering combined with another subject such as management, architecture or design.

Civil engineers are in great demand. Many different types of organisations employ civil engineering graduates, such as consultancy firms, utilities, transport authorities and more. There are good opportunities overseas with British firms of consulting or contracting engineers working for foreign governments, or with international oil and mining companies.

Graduate engineers starting in this role can expect to earn around £19,000 a year. Senior chartered civil or structural engineers may earn around £35,000. Heads of departments or directors can earn more than £40,000.

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