Occupation | Weston College

Civil engineer

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

Tasks

  • Undertakes research and advises on soil mechanics, concrete technology, hydraulics, water and waste water treatment processes and other civil engineering matters.
  • Determines and specifies construction methods, materials, quality and safety standards and ensures that equipment operation and maintenance comply with design specifications.
  • Designs foundations and earthworks.
  • 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.
  • Organises and plans projects, arranges work schedules, carries out inspection work and plans maintenance control.
  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.

Typical Education Level

Level 4-6

Civil engineers usually possess an accredited three or four-year degree in civil engineering or engineering science or an accredited Higher National Diploma or Certificate. The status of ‘incorporated engineer’ is obtained upon the completion of further training at work and associate membership of a chartered engineering institution. The status of ‘chartered engineer’ is achieved through the completion of postgraduate training and full membership of a chartered engineering institution.

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

£35,588

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for civil engineer is £35,588

1,703 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,703. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

122 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 122 jobs have been posted for civil engineer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £35,588 per year. That is about £2,966 per month or £18.25 per hour. New workers generally start on £23,244, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £54,132

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, 1,703 people are employed in the region.

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