Careers

Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in the design process from the construction costs and expected lifetime of a project to government regulations and potential environmental hazards such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

Civil engineering, considered one of the oldest engineering disciplines, encompasses many specialties. The major ones are structural, water resources, construction, transportation, and geotechnical engineering. Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer. Others may work in design, construction, research, and teaching. Some careers of interest for civil engineering majors include:

  • Air Transport Engineer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineer Technician
  • Construction Engineer
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Ecologist
  • Engineering Educator
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geological Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Highway Engineer
  • Hydraulics Engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Pipeline Engineer
  • Public Works Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Urban Planner