Career options after completing Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering graduates have good career openings in areas like construction of pipelines, preparation of civil drawings and estimation. These professionals can get engaged in job profiles like Civil Engineer, Site Engineer and Planning Engineer. Reputed firms like Bharat Earth Movers Limited, Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI), MMTC Limited, etc recruit these professionals. Opportunities are also available in private construction firms.

Career options in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering graduates can find employment opportunities in various areas of work. Mostly they find openings in the following areas.

  • Rain water harvesting system
  • Surveying
  • Water mains
  • Estimation
  • Preparation of civil drawings
  • Power generation firms
  • Gas and Oil plants
  • Construction of pipelines
  • Construction of buildings
  • Construction of dams
  • Construction of tunnels
  • Construction of sewage systems
  • Construction of bridges

Civil Engineering graduates can look for following job profiles:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Plant Engineer
  • Technician
  • Planning Engineer
  • Construction Project Engineers
  • Assistant engineers
  • Executive engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Project Coordinator
  • Site Engineer
  • Project Engineer

Apart from the Civil Engineering jobs they can also look forward to a good career in various other enterprises as well. They can move on to the teaching as well as research field. They can also get into various positions in the Government sector like IAS, IPS, and IES. They can also try to get into railways as well as defense sector.

For career advancement they can opt for various higher study courses like M.Tech, M.E, MBA, and PhD etc. This will not only improve their career opportunities but also help them in getting good compensation packages.

Firms recruiting Civil Engineering graduates

Some of the organizations that require the service of Civil Engineering professionals include the following.

  • National Fertilizers Limited
  • Bharath Electronics Limited
  • Cement Corporation of India
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
  • MMTC Limited
  • Hindustan Zinc Limited
  • National Small Industries Corporation Limited
  • Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited
  • Bharat Earth Movers Limited
  • National Thermal Power Corporation
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited

Career opportunities are available for Civil Engineering graduates in private sector units in the areas of building construction, pipeline construction, roads and railway construction and so on. After gaining sufficient experience one can move on with self employment in these areas as well. There are opportunities for these graduates to work in contract basis also. Aspirants can expect a salary of around Rs. 20000/- per month in the initial stage.

How to get into Civil Engineering jobs?

The exact procedure will be different and will depend on the area of work and also on the HR policies followed in the organizations. A written test will be the first round of selection. The next round of selection will probably be a personal interview. There will be a group discussion and also skill tests in top construction firms. Aspirants can also register in job portals and in manpower consulting companies to try for different job avenues.



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11 Responses to “Career options after completing Civil Engineering”

  1. 11

    I m from kashmir doing B.E IN civil,,,i want to go for further stdiez ,plz way me out in dif. Field lines

  2. 10

    Good evng sir,
    how to apply for a fresh job & how can i know interview is held in a specific company

  3. 9
    tyag the patith:

    iam completed my b tech civil and iam working as a site engg with a small builder ‘is iam correct r not

  4. 8

    which shoud be best for civil engineers site work or office work like planning & estimation..

  5. 7

    i am complete civil engg.if i want govt.job. so what will doing know

  6. 6

    I’m goin to complete my B.E civil. If any job is der pls tl me

  7. 5
    Anil gehalot:

    I want to do MBA from iima after complete BE. That is a right option?

  8. 4
    Bharat Mittal:

    Is there a good scope of jobs after doin MS in civil engineering..?

  9. 3

    i have to do career in defence services after BE civil,what and whice are the entrance exams for me?

  10. 2
    narendra kashyap:

    Sir I want to sagest ,I do MBA or btech after diploma in civil engineering….
    Please help me

  11. 1

    which government job i preferred after completing civil engineering