Civil Engineer

Mataaro Metarahi

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Civil engineers design, plan, organise and oversee the building of structures such as dams, bridges, gas and water supply systems, sewerage systems and roads.



Graduate civil engineers usually earn

$45K-$75K per year

Senior civil engineers who work as team leaders or managers usually earn

$100K-$120K per year

Source: Robert Walters Global Salary Survey, 2015

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a civil engineer are good due to a shortage of people in the role and increasing construction activity.
Joe Wheeler walking across a wind farm building site

Civil engineer Joe Wheeler checking that a new wind farm meets all building requirements

Last updated 1 November 2017