Careers

Civil Engineering graduates from Bristol:

  • are recognised as among the best in the country;
  • are actively sought;
  • regularly feature at the top of national graduate employment tables;
  • achieve competitve starting salaries.
  • require further approved training with an employer to gain Chartered Engineer status.

Major recruiters include:

  • Consultants – who plan and design projects, with some supervision of the implementation of the plans.  Some firms specialise in certain areas of Civil Engineering.  Mainly office-based.
  • Contractors – who organise the execution of the designs on sites, overseeing labour force and materials, considering time, cost and safety constraints.  Work will move from site to site, so you must be prepared to be geographically mobile.
  • Utilities and Local Authorities – e.g.wWater, highways, and drainage.  May act in both design and site management capacities.
  • The Army – particularly the Royal Engineers.
  • Other large engineering industries e.g. petroleum and mining, public transport, power generation and supply companies.

Please visit the link to view engineering profiles and case studies.

If you like the idea of taking your knowledge further, the Department of Civil Engineering often takes graduates into PhD, EngD and MSc programmes, where you can learn through coursework or research.

Taking a Civil Engineering degree doesn’t commit you to a career in Civil Engineering.  Forty percent of all jobs aimed at graduates are open to those from any degree discipline.

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