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. Joiner

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Staffinders require 6 x Joiners for work in Largs and surrounding areas.
    Must have CSCS Cards, Previous site experience & checkable references.
    Immediate start available
    6 month contract
    Finishing work
    Roughing work
    Kit erectors 
    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders which is operating as an employment business

  2. 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 ...

  3. Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Location: Cumbernauld

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Surveyor - Quantity

    Stafffinders are delighted to be working with highly respected niche engineering service company to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor.
    The successful candidate will manage the financial and commercial aspects of projects, understanding and adhering to current legislation, Health and Safety law and Contract law. Offer strategic guidance to Clients, including ...

  4. Plumber

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Plumber

    Staffinders are recruiting of behalf a dynamic and expanding organisation looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to work as part of their team. 
    The Role
    You will be working closely with both public and private sector clients and requires a good communicator and team player with good IT skills ...