Civil Engineer



A Civil Engineer is involved in the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining infrastructures, transport systems and structures like offshore platforms, pipelines, bridges, canals and roads.


  • Civil Engineers often work side by side with Architects, Surveyors and Building contractors.
  • They work approximately 40 hours
  • Time is usually spent between the office and the project sites.
  • Civil Engineering is the most popular amongst the various types of engineering divisions.

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to clearly explain design ideas and plans
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team

A Typical Day:

  • Managing, directing and monitoring progress during each stage of a project
  • Making sure that the site meets the legal guidelines and health and safety requirement
  • Creating blueprints using computer aided design (CAD)
  • Assessing the environmental impact on risks connected to projects.

Entry Requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs A-C and 2 or 3 A Levels including Maths and a preferably Physics or equivalent grades depending on universities
  • A 3 yr undergraduate BA of Engineering (BEng) degree or 4 Yr Masters (MEng) degree in Civil Engineering
  • Alternatively, if you work as a technician in an Engineering environment, you could become a civil Engineer by doing a part time BTEC HNC/HND, foundation degree or degree in Civil Engineer.

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