Civil Engineers

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


New workers

New workers start around £26,438. Normal pay is £43,177 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £65,410.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 71,666 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineering

  • Project Management

  • AutoCAD

  • Construction

  • Engineering Design Process

  • Subcontracting

  • Risk Analysis

  • Tekla (BIM Software)

  • Masonry

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Mentorship

  • Innovation

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Report Writing

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.