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Civil Engineering Career

This web page is designed to help you decide if you would like to start a Civil Engineering career, the salary expectations, general tasks as well as the type of person it would suit.

Who would suit this role?

If you have an ambition to design and build, along with a creative streak and an ability to think innovatively, then a Civil Engineering role might suit you. The kind of skills that would benefit this role are:

  • Great communication skills
  • An ability to problem solve
  • An aptitude for maths, science and IT
  • A good grasp of budget management

If you think you match these skills and you love a fast paced environment thriving on the pressure then you should look into a career in Civil Engineering.

What does this role entail?

A Civil Engineering role could involve the planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructures. A Civil Engineer could work in the sectors of Water, Rail, Highways, Building Construction and even Maritime. Some of the central responsibilities are:

  • Working with a client to plan a project
  • Reviewing that plan through analysis and testing, using surveying tools
  • Creating of blueprints
  • Cost analysis
  • Management of the project from start to finish
  • Ensuring legal compliance as well as health and safety standards

Progression and salary

You will need an engineering or master’s degree to become a Civil Engineer. A starting salary for this kind of role is around £20,000 rising to £35,000 + car allowances with experience. You could then go on to become a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers who average a salary of around £49,000. An ICE fellow can even rise to a salary of over £80,000.

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If you are interested in a Civil Engineering career click here, register with us and upload your up to date CV. We will then contact you if we find a suitable role. You can also search our current civil engineering roles below.


  1. Electrical Engineer


    Area: Plymouth

    Sector: Aerospace & Defence

    Salary: Negotiable

  2. Principal Engineer - Civil & Structural


    Area: Plymouth

    Sector: Aerospace & Defence

    Salary: Negotiable

  3. Tendering Engineer


    Area: Derby

    Sector: Water

    Salary: Negotiable

  4. Planning Engineer


    Area: Cumbria

    Sector: Water

    Salary: Market related

  5. NEC4 Project Manager


    Area: Gloucestershire

    Sector: Civil Engineering

    Salary: Negotiable

  6. HSE Advisor


    Area: South East

    Sector: Water

    Salary: Market related

  7. Geotechnical Engineer


    Area: Aberdeen

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: Negotiable

  8. Quantity Surveyor


    Area: Preston

    Sector: Water

    Salary: Market related

  9. Sustainability Lead


    Area: Birmingham

    Sector: Power

    Salary: Market related


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