Are you looking for a contracted or full time job as a civil engineer? Read on to find out more about the jobs market for professional engineers.
What does a civil engineering job involve?
Civil engineers oversee construction projects and use professional expertise to organise on-site resources. They will typically lead, review, assess and manage scopes of work on on-site projects alongside project managers and senior project engineers.
The job involves working with site teams to identify issues faced during construction, as well as working alongside design teams to change previous designs when necessary.
A civil engineering job description might include:
Liaising with and working alongside design teams to implement refinements
Negotiating modifications with structural engineers and project managers
Taking responsibility for on-site health and safety
Making judgements to solve problems
Scheduling and supervising construction work
Dealing with supply logistics
Providing construction management plans
Scheduling and adjusting each project stage to meet budget and time targets
Developing technology involved in projects
Providing technical support to other project positions for specialist aspects
Analysing and understanding tender documentation
Defining discipline lists of deliverables and coordinating them in accordance with project schedules
Workforce planning and cost estimates
Updating technical standards and discipline workflows
What qualifications and skills do I need as a civil engineer for large projects?
You will require the following qualifications and skills
A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, or qualifications in structural engineering
Several years’ of experience, for example on construction or land development projects
Technical competence and excellent IT and mathematical skills
Strong teamwork skills and the ability to lead and supervise others
A thorough understanding of health and safety legislation for project work
The capacity to work to strict deadlines and budgets
Airswift is a recruitment company that understands the demanding nature of the energy, process and infrastructure sectors. Over the last 40 years, we’ve helped thousands of candidates find jobs worldwide and have more than 60 offices across the globe.
Airswift has a vast global presence and head offices in Houston, Manchester and Singapore. We can help you find jobs in civil engineering all over the world.
Due to the global nature of the industry, your civil engineering role may require relocation. If you do choose to move to a new country for work, we can make the process as smooth as possible.
Our relocation services team help to find accommodation, hiring rental cars and moving your belongings overseas.
We will also ensure your passports, visas and other travel documents are in place before you commence your new role.
In which sectors can Airswift help me find civil engineering work?
Are you looking to design and build large oil and gas projects, or the construction of refineries or wind and solar farms? Airswift is a leading recruitment agency in several engineering and technical sectors.
We work with world-leading engineering firms within:
Oil & Gas - in this sector, civil engineers are often involved in designing and constructing new oil facilities such as buildings, warehouses workshops and control rooms. They are also responsible for the layout and arrangement of pipes, tubes and vents and ensuring the proper maintenance of oil plants.
Renewables - in the renewables sector, civil engineers may be responsible for carrying out site inspections and surveys, combining existing power systems with renewable energy production, preparing work schedules, and checking ground and site conditions for renewable technology installation.
Construction - civil engineers in this sector oversee the construction and maintenance of building structures and infrastructure, including railways, roads, bridges and dams.
Petrochemicals - similar to oil and gas, civil engineers in the petrochemicals industry are responsible for designing and constructing new facilities and maintaining the layout and arrangement of petrochemicals facilities.
Power - civil engineers in this industry are responsible for repairing and maintaining all structures in power generation plants.
Infrastructure - within the infrastructure industry, civil engineers install, maintain, and improve operating environments such as railways and roads.
Telecoms - in this industry, civil engineers are responsible for reviewing new sites such as telecommunication towers and ensuring they are structurally sound.
Are you an employer looking for civil engineering professionals?
With over 60 offices located across the globe, Airswift are trusted worldwide to find highly qualified civil engineers. We can supply talent for projects in Europe, The Americas, Africa, The Middle East and CIS.
Airswift can take care of all HR details such as contract negotiation, background checks and drug screens. This gives you more time to run your business.
Our contract and direct hire recruiters help at every stage of your engineering job search
If you’re looking for a job as a civil engineer, Airswift would love to help you. To get the ball rolling, simply fill in this contact form and upload your CV to receive job alerts. We look forward to hearing from you!
Whether you’re looking for full time or temporary work, Airswift is one of the leading recruitment companies for civil engineering vacancies.
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