Civil Engineer Construction Jobs

Civil Engineers are engineering consultants overseeing an engineering project from conception to completion including the design and construction phases.

Civil Engineer Jobs design and manage construction projects, from bridges and buildings to transport links and sports stadiums. 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.  A Civil 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 and responsibilities in Civil Engineering Jobs

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. 

How to become a civil engineer

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.

Many universities specialise in particular areas of civil engineering, like:

  • structural engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • coastal engineering

Some courses include a work placement, which can be useful for making industry contacts to help find work after you finish your studies. 

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

Expected salary and work logistics

Salaries in the UK can range from £24,000 right the way up to £80,000 at the top end of the scale for the very experienced engineering consultant.

Typical working hours are 40 - 42 per 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.

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  1. Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £11.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Are you immediately available for work in the Edinburgh area.
    We are looking for a team of Labourers with CSCS cards, PPE and the right attitude .
    This will be in the city centre and is ongoing min of 3 months work .
    Please get in touch 

  2. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £16.75 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    Joiners required for various contracts and various lengths. Immediate starts available
    1st and 2nd fix joiners required, must be able to work at pace and have Blue or Gold Skills Card .
    Tools and PPE is required.
    Please call Joanne or Craig on 0141 887 1155 to discuss further.

  3. Bricklayer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £17.50 p/h

    Category: Bricklayer

    We are looking for a Bricklayer for ongoing work in various sites .
    You will need a Blue or Gold CSCS card or time served.  Experience in laying block. 
    Must have trowels and PPE. 
    PLease give joanne or Craig a call on 0141 887 1155

  4. Ground worker

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £15.00 p/h

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    We are looking for Ground workers for ongoing work in Edinburgh city centre .
    Candidates must hold CSCS card along with Blue or Gold skills card.
    Machine tickets preferably but not essential .
    You will be working in various skill sectors such as Drainage, monoblocking, Kerbing , slabbing and hard landscaping .
    Please call ...

  5. 360

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £16.50 p/h

    Category: Civil Engineer

    Do you have a valid 360 operators ticket and available for work?
    If you have the above plus a Blue CPCS card or ENPORS and you have experience of driving above and below 10 ton then give us a call on 0141 887 1155
    We have various contracts with various ...

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