Civil Engineer Jobs

Civil Engineers are involved in seeing an engineering project from conception to completion including the design and construction phases. They may either advise on projects and design them or turn these plans into reality and maintain the structures once they are built.  They work on major building projects such as bridges, tunnels, roads, railways, docks, airports, dams, pipelines and power supply systems.  An Engineer should think creatively, be able to make accurate plans and drawings, be good at maths and physics, be able to make quick judgements and be interested in solving practical problems.

Duties of a Civil Engineer

Civil Engineering graduates have highly sought after. They work in many different types and sizes of organisation, such as consulting firms, large building contractors, transport authorities and water, gas and electricity supply companies. 

The usual qualification for needed is a degree or HNC/HND in a relevant subject. It is also possible to begin training for craft or technician-level jobs straight from school with GCSEs/S grades (A-C/1-3) in English, Maths and Science.  After their HNC/HND or degree, trainees take further training with an employer.

They can then work towards registration as an incorporated or chartered engineer through their professional body.

In design offices, local government and public service usually work 37 hours a week. On-site hours can be much longer and may include evenings and weekends. The work may be office-based, or it may involve being out on site in all weathers.  

There may be opportunities for promotion to posts such as chief engineer, associate or partner in a firm. There are many opportunities to work abroad, particularly in the developing world.

Salaries in the UK can range from £24,000 to £40,000 depending on years of experience.

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  1. Ground Worker

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Civil Engineer

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of our client a well-established Civil Engineering and Building Contractor based in Scotland
    We are looking for Ground workers for ongoing projects in the Glasgow area.
    All candidates must have:
    CSCS card
    IPAF, Harness.
    Duties will include General labouring and Concrete Repairs
    This vacancy is ...

  2. Joiner

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders are looking for a number of Joiners for works in the Edinburgh area.
    Due to the scope of work we are looking for joiners capable of finishings, ceiling and partitioning works on a mixture of commercial developments for our client. 
    Must have previous experience, Valid CSCS Card, Own Tools ...

  3. Tilers

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.50 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders Edinburgh are looking for experienced Tilers for work in Edinburgh city centre.
    Immediate start is available on a commercial fit out laying 1200x600 and 600/600 tiles, cutter is available on site, must hold a valid Blue CSCS Card.
    Pay is £18.50 umb,cis or ltd.
    We are ...

  4. Domestic Electrician

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Electrician

    We are currently seeking a number of Domestic electricians based in Edinburgh city centre to work on townhouse properties. 
    Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, position is on-going, this includes a rate of £18 per hour. 
    Electrician requirements; 

    17th/18th Edition 
    Atleast 2 years experience
    Own tools
    ECS card ...

  5. General Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are looking for a number of labourers for work in the Edinburgh city centre. 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. this includes a rate of £11 per hour (umbrella)   
    We are looking for labourers working on townhouse refurbishments projects in the city centre.   
    Requirements;

    Valid CSCS Card
    Own ...

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