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Civil Engineers are involved with the design, development and construction of a huge range of projects in the built and natural environment.

Key Competencies

Their role is central to ensuring the safe, timely and well-resourced completion of projects in many areas, including highway construction, waste management, coastal development and geotechnical engineering. As a Graduate Engineer you will be left to manage projects, keep an eye on budget, make sure tasks are meeting deadlines whilst helping with project design ideas.


They often work in a team environment and will encounter a number of different specialists and professionals. This will require you to have excellent communications skills so that the team can work together in an efficient manner. As an inexperienced civil engineering graduate you will begin to learn the rigours of the job and manage aspects of projects to build up your management skills and increase your knowledge. As you continue to excel and gain more knowledge, you’ll be handed more responsibility and eventually manage large scale projects.

Gaining experience in a civil engineering job will help you determine where your strengths lie and could lead you to gaining extra qualifications and moving into roles such as project management and even project consultation/contracting. Should be working towards becoming chartered by ICE IStructE or appropriate body.

How much does a Graduate Civil Engineer get paid?


According to our July 2018 survey, Graduate Civil Engineer's earn between £20,000 and £27,000 per annum, working out as roughly £11-£18 per hour. 

Where can I find Graduate Civil Engineer jobs?

When searching for Graduate Engineer jobs you will find most of them on the university careers pages or on graduate websites. 

Why choose Fusion People?

Fusion People can partner your skill sets to vacancies which will help you identify a solid career path. We offer a wide selection of permanent, part time and contract jobs which will provide you with the opportunity to challenge and develop your professional skills.