Various common career paths available for civil engineers includes:
- Project Engineer
- Senior Civil Engineer
- Project Manager
- Assistant Project Manager
- Structural Engineer
There are many companies which requires civil engineers for their work. Top companies recruiting civil engineers include:
- Tata Projects
- J P Associates Ltd.
- Hindustan Construction Companies(HCC)
- GMR Group
Now talking about the income of a civil engineer, A Civil Engineer earns an average salary of around Rs 3.5 lakh per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management, and Engineering Design.
Civil engineering is all about the study, design, development and maintenance of the built of the environment.
Two types are there – natural and built.
Natural environment involves everything that occurs naturally on earth, such as rivers, oceans, soil, and other habitat.
Built environment encompasses manmade structures ranging from dams, bridges, buildings to water supply networks, aqueducts and parks, to name a few.
Civil engineering is all about the built type.
Scope ahead of you.
- Construction, Design, Transportation and Real Estate: L&T, Maytas Infra Ltd, Shapoorji Pallonji, Shimizu Corp, Jones Lang LaSalle, Alacriti Infosystems, TATA consulting engineers Ltd, Land Transport Authority etc
- Oil and Energy, Power: Schlumberger, Technip, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
- Consulting: Atkins, ICRA etc
Salary depends on the nature of the work, student’s profile and reputation of the universities. Students from universities such as the IITs get paid better. Private companies pay higher than government.
Average pay is around Rs. 15000/month for a fresh civil engineer graduate and the salary increases as the above mentioned criteria increase.
Civil Engineering is not a popular course of choice due to the software and electronics,which has pushed this field into the sidelines. But, with India’s growing economy and lagging infrastructure, it is becoming increasingly evident that India needs skilled, qualified and bright civil engineers like never before.
And from the latest news, India is in a need of a vaaaaaaaast number of Civil engineers ! Good luck! 🙂
A civil engineering degree prepares you for work in the construction industry as well as in the business, management and financial sectors
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
- Building control surveyor
- Consulting civil engineer
- Contracting civil engineer
- Nuclear engineer
- Site engineer
- Structural engineer
- Water engineer
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Building services engineer
- Engineering geologist
- Environmental consultant
- Patent attorney
- Quantity surveyor
Civil and structural engineers work in a range of sectors, particularly the construction sector, on buildings of all kinds, transport and communications infrastructure. This includes bridges, roads, tunnels, canals and other large structures. They also work for employers involved in the production, storage and distribution of electricity, gas and water.
Civil engineers are employed by a range of contractors and consultancies and also work in-house for a variety of national and multinational organisations. There are many opportunities in the public sector, with local authorities, government departments and environmental organisations, where engineers are often involved in setting project specifications and drafting tender documents.
Opportunities are available with employers both in the UK and overseas.