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Civil engineering top careers

So you study civil engineering. Now what? What should you specialise in? Where do you work?

What's Civil Engineering? Definitely not for changing light bulbs. Find out...


In general, civil engineering is concerned with the overall interface of human created fixed projects with the greater world. General civil engineers work closely with surveyors and specialised civil engineers to design grading, drainage, pavement, water supply, sewer service, dams, electric and communications supply. To elaborate, sub-disciplines or specialisations include:

-Materials science and engineering

-Coastal engineering

-Construction engineering

-Earthquake engineering

-Environmental engineering

-Geo-technical engineering

-Water resources engineering

-Structural engineering


-Transportation engineering

-Forensic engineering

-Municipal or urban engineering

-Control engineering


Top careers abroad are geo-technical engineers, structural engineer, hydro-technical specialist, transportation system developer, construction manager, environmental engineer, mining, and roads and highway. The highest paid and most in-demand careers are in structural engineering and mining.

Top companies that employee civil engineers include the likes of Shell, AECOM, Kiewet Corporation, and Imperial Oil. 


Civil engineers can pave a successful career for themselves in both governmental and private organisations. Top government jobs are in the Public Works Department, Roads and Highways Department, Railway, Public Health Engineering, Local Government Engineering Department, and public sector banks.

There are great career opportunities in private sector banks, as well as the World Bank, and the Asian Development as Procurement Specialists. And needless to say, real estate is another sector with plenty of opportunities and scope for career growth for civil engineers in Bangladesh.

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