Are you searching for a Civil Engineering job? We can take you through the role of a Civil Engineer, what it takes to become one and the career prospects of a Civil Engineer.
Civil Engineering is quite a wide ranging category of engineering. It covers everything from construction of buildings to providing electricity. Often Engineers will specialise in one of the following areas; structural, transport, environmental, maritime or geotechnical.
Civil Engineers create and maintain the infrastructure in which we live. They work on big construction projects like the olympics and smaller ones such as the maintenance of our roads.
To become a Civil Engineer you must first and foremost be a problem solver. You must have good communication and teamwork skills, as you will often be working with others trades people. You must have excellent Maths, Science and IT knowledge and be able to use CAD.
Being educated to either degree or postgraduate level in Civil Engineering is often a requirement for job applications. Completing an apprenticeship, foundation degree or HND can also be a path into Civil Engineering.
What you can expect
Graduate salaries start at around £17,000. Experienced engineers can earn between £25,000 and £45,000, Chartered Engineers can earn upwards of £50,000. Due to the nature of their work, travelling or commuting long distances can be required.
There is plenty of progression available for Civil Engineers, towards incorporated or chartered level. At this level you will have a more strategic role within the trade, such as developing ideas and improving current systems. In order to reach this level you will need to be working towards or have completed further qualifications, information regarding these qualifications can be found on the Institute of Civil Engineers site
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