Civil Engineer

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Civil engineers design and manage a wide range of construction projects including roads, railways, airports, buildings of all types and power stations ranging from nuclear to wind power generation. They usually specialise in one particular area.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting pay is around £25,000 to £30,000, rising to around £40,000 a year with experience. Chartered engineers with a number of years' experience can expect to earn over £55,000 a year rising up to £80,000 a year or more at senior levels.


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Getting In

Jobs for civil or structural engineers can be with industrial companies, contractors, consulting firms, water companies, oil companies, local government or in research organisations.

What Does it Take?

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You should have:


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