Civil engineer

Civil engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of civil and mining engineering structures.

Tasks

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.
  • Organises and plans projects, arranges work schedules, carries out inspection work and plans maintenance control.
  • Designs structures such as roads, dams, bridges, railways, hydraulic systems, sewerage systems, industrial and other buildings and plans the layout of tunnels, wells and construction shafts.
  • Designs foundations and earthworks.
  • Determines and specifies construction methods, materials, quality and safety standards and ensures that equipment operation and maintenance comply with design specifications.
  • Undertakes research and advises on soil mechanics, concrete technology, hydraulics, water and waste water treatment processes and other civil engineering matters.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 16% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£37,939

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for civil engineer is £37,939

1,705 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,705. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for civil engineer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £37,939 per year. That is about £3,162 per month or £19.46 per hour. New workers generally start on £24,648, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,096

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,705 people are employed in the region.

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