UGA Specific Information for Civil Engineering

Engineering is about creating new solutions to existing or future problems. Engineers are problem solvers who employ science, math, analysis and synthesis to design unique and practical solutions to everyday problems. They must accomplish this often under the constraints of time, budgets, and safety and health issues. Engineers also must be concerned about the environmental, political and social impact their answers will create.

The civil engineering discipline deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering takes place on all levels: in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies. 

Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Civil Engineering*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Possible Career Paths in Civil Engineering

  • Civil Engineer: Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. 

  • Environmental Engineer: Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology. 

  • Field Engineer: Inspect and install equipment and new technologies, direct crews or workers on site, conduct research, and report on project status. Field engineers will make sure that everything works smoothly and engineering designs are being followed. 

  • Geotechnical Engineer: Investigate and evaluate soil, rock, groundwater, and man-made materials and their interaction with earth retention systems, structure foundations, and other civil engineering works. 

  • Municipal Engineer: Management of public structures and services that are provided by a local government, which can include the construction and administration of public roads, sewers, waste management facilities, and parks. 

  • Structural Engineer: Ensure structures can withstand the stresses and pressures imposed by use and the environment. Calculate stability, strength, and rigidity and make sure the right materials are used for each project. 

  • Transportation Engineer: Develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow. 

  • Wastewater Engineer: Design or oversee projects involving provision of potable water, disposal of wastewater and sewage, or prevention of flood-related damage. Prepare environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field work. Perform hydraulic modeling and pipeline design. 

  • Project Engineer: Plan, organize, and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects. Direct the construction of roads, bridges, dams, pipelines, airports and other structures, and gas, water, and sewer systems. 

  • Design Engineer: Focus on the science of how things are made, are involved with the planning, designing, and improvement of concepts, and oversee the projects from their concepts to their completion. "Design engineer" encompasses a broad range of roles, including those at hydroelectric power plants, vacuums, wind turbines, etc. Work with clients to create projects and comply with regulations. 

Additional Job Titles: civil design engineer, project designer, project manager, staff engineer, civil analyst, project analyst, distribution engineer, network engineer, highway engineer, site/land development engineer, bridge engineer, engineer-in-training, roadway engineer

Additional Career Research Resources

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Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

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Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you. 

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  
  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 
  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 
  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 

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Professional Associations/Resources

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Civil Engineering majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
AECOM Civil Engineer In Training (EIT)
AI Engineers, Inc. Structural Engineer
AI Engineers, Inc. Structural Engineer
Alvarez & Marsal Analyst
Ayres Associates Structural Engineer
BCC Engineering, LLC Entry Level Engineer
BCC Engineering, LLC Structural Engineering Designer
Benesch Civil Designer I
Benesch Designer I
Bridgefarmer & Associates, Inc. Civil Engineer
Burns & McDonnell Assistant Civil Engineer
C.E. Anderson & Associates, PC Structural Design Engineer
Carter and Sloope, Inc. Project Engineer
Carter Engineering Consultants Civil Engineer
DSLD Land Management Company, Inc. Civil Engineer In Training (EIT)
Dusouth Surveying and Engineering Engineer in Training (EIT)
ECS Limited Assistant Staff Project Manager
EMC Engineering Services, Inc. Junior Design Engineer
EMC Engineering Services, Inc. Junior Design Engineer
EMC Structural Engineers, P.C. Engineer Intern
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Civil Engineer II
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Civil Engineer II
Heath & Lineback Structural Engineer in Training (EIT)
Holder Construction Office Engineer
Holder Construction Preconstruction Office Engineer
Holder Construction Project Engineer
Jacobs Engineering and Construction, LLC Transportation Engineer
Juneau Construction Company Sustainability Coordinator
Kimley-Horn Civil Engineering Analyst
Kimley-Horn Civil Analyst
Kimley-Horn Civil Analyst
Kimley-Horn Civil Engineering Analyst
KPFF Consulting Engineers Structural Engineer
Paulson Mitchell, Inc. Project Engineer
PES Structural Engineers Intern
Precision Concrete Construction, Inc. Project Engineer
Primoris Services Corporation Field Engineer
Ray Engineering, Inc. Project Engineer
Schnabel Engineering Staff Engineer
SeamonWhiteside Civil Designer I
SKAPS Industries Business Development Representative
United States Air Force 2nd Lieutenant
United States Air Force ROTC Contracted Cadet
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Transportation Designer
W&A Engineering Project Engineer
Winter Construction Project Engineer
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Civil Engineering majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
University of Georgia Business Administration, MBA
University of Georgia Civil and Environmental Engineering, MS
University of Georgia Civil and Environmental Engineering, MS
* denotes no responses received.