Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

How to Get a Job in Civil Engineering 2007

A civil engineering degree is the foundation for a huge range of potential careers. This guide has been designed to give quick and simple answers to the questions that will come up as you start considering what you are going to do when you finish your course

In this year's Guide...

How do I go about getting a job?

Advice on finding an employer, writing a CV, dealing with the graduate recruitment day, what to expect at the interview, holiday work, your first day, and what to do if you pick the wrong job

How much will I earn?

Starting salaries and what you can expect with two and five years' experience.

What sort of company will employ me?

Understand what types of organisations employ civil engineers


Be a part of NCE's How to Get a Job in Civil Engineering Live! event in Edinburgh

What is the ICE?

How the Institution of Civil Engineers can help you get to the top.

I want to build the London Olympics

There is plenty of work on this mega project

I want to do research

Routes into academia

I've always been interested in trains

There's a lifetime of work on the railways

I want to work for my local community

Local government offers exciting challenges plus politics

I'm interested in rescue and development work

Use your skills to help the victims of disasters

I want to work outside

Contracting is for you

I want to work abroad

Advice on how to find employers who will help you meet that ambition. Including special detail on the booming Middle East

I'm fascinated by structures

Creative? Check out structural engineering

I am fascinated by the ground

Geotechnical engineering offers a broad range of opportunities

Company profiles

Find out more from employers including Adams Kara Taylor, Arup, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Buro Happold, Capita Symonds, Carillion, Costain, Cundall, Entec, Environment Agency, Faber Maunsell, Grontmij, Halcrow, Jacobs, MWH, Metronet, Mott MacDonald, Opus, Ramboll Whitbybird, Sinclair Knight Merz, Scott Wilson, Transport for London, Tony Gee, URS, WSP, Walsh Associates and White Young Green

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.