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Civil & Structural Engineering Graduate Jobs overview

The work of civil engineers is largely the backbone of the built environment industry.

Civil engineers draw on their knowledge of maths, physics and various other principles to apply this knowledge to construct roads, bridges, dams and more. Civil engineers are employed by a diverse range of employers in a variety of sectors. This includes construction, mining, transportation and consulting and they will have various responsibilities. For example, engineering consultants will frequently work on the development of blueprints for projects or advise on existing designs.

What are the specialisations for civil engineers?

There are a variety of roles for civil engineering students looking for a career in this sector. They include:

  • Town planner

  • Coastal engineer

  • Pipeline engineer

  • Structural engineer

  • Water resources/Hydraulic engineer

  • Transportation and Highways engineer

  • Federal or local government engineer

  • Geotechnical engineer

 

Average salary

The average salary for New Zealand engineering graduates starts at the $60,000 mark, however, once you develop your skills and become a chartered engineer, experienced civil engineers can expect to earn upwards of NZ$120,000.

How to get a civil engineering graduate job?

Firstly, while you have a highly sought after degree, it doesn’t mean that finding a graduate job is a fait accompli. Research is the one thing that will set you apart from other students. Constructing a bullet-proof resume and tailoring your cover letter to meet the needs and values of each employer you apply to, will set you apart in the race to the most sought after graduate programs in New Zealand. Companies like Aurecon receive large volumes of graduate jobs each year, so ensuring you follow the above is step one in ensuring your CV and cover letter stand out!

Who hires civil engineering graduates?

Students will quickly find that there are a wide variety of graduate employers who accept applications from civil engineering students. The reason being, the analytical skills obtained in these courses are highly desirable amongst graduate employers. Naturally, the most common path is construction companies and engineering consulting firms like AECOM and WSP. However, trading firms like Tibra, investment banks like Macquarie and even the ‘Big Four’ are looking for the best civil engineering graduates to join their graduate program and add diversity of thought into their organisation.

For a full list of the top engineering firms who hire graduates, see this list here 

 

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Civil & Structural Engineering Graduate Jobs Day in the Life Stories


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Michelle Too

Michelle studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering at University of Canterbury and is now a Civil Engineer at AECOM
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Michelle Too

Michelle studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering at University of Canterbury and is now a Civil Engineer at AECOM
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Michelle Too

Michelle studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering at University of Canterbury and is now a Civil Engineer at AECOM
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Michelle studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering at University of Canterbury and is now a Civil Engineer at AECOM
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