Several career paths are available for Bachelors of Civil Engineering, depending on the study track chosen by students on the 3rd year of study. Listed below are the main paths that civil engineers can choose with short explanation of each:
a. Working in Design Office:
In this path, civil engineers of all sub-professions (Structural, Environmental, Water Resource, Infrastructure, Road construction, and others) joins the design office and deals with preparing the conceptual, main, and detailed civil engineering projects for construction of various type of objects, including Tunnels, Bridges, Simple living units, Skyscrapers, Water supply and waste water networks and systems, Reservoirs and water tanks, Dams and Hydro-Power plants, Riverbed treatment, Roads and interchanges and roundabouts, Internal and external drainage systems. Also, civil engineers will be able to prepare some analysis, such as: Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic calculations, Structural analysis, and other.
b. Working in Contractor companies:
In this path, civil engineers of all sub-professions are included in the process of construction, starting for the tendering phase, and determining the price for works, and finishing with the project handover to investors and users. In this path, engineers may be appointed as site engineers, cost analysist, project managers, quality control engineers, and other position that deals with the construction phase.
c. Working in Investing companies:
In this path, civil engineers of all sub-professions are representing the Clients and Investors in all meeting with designers, contractors, suppliers, and supervisors. Civil engineers analyze all offers from other included parties, the quality of suppliers and materials, the quality of work done, the effectiveness of work, and will be responsible for solving problems between all involved parties in the process.
d. Working in Municipalities:
In this path, civil engineers of all sub-professions are responsible for projects’ verification and for issuing all kind of permissions for works, and sending inspections when it is needed, in order to ensure that all works are done in accordance to law and regulation of the country.
e. Working in Material and Construction Factories, Laboratories, and Facilities:
In this path, civil engineers of all sub-professions are involved in the process of testing materials and construction elements, preparing the pre-made elements from various materials, researching and developing new additives for materials composition to enhance their characteristics, testing the quality of water and pipes, testing the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of various materials.
f. Working in Educational Institutions:
In this path, civil engineers of all sub-professions are involved in the process of teaching and scientific researching in High-Schools and Universities, and are expected to publish scientific findings and researches in well-known scientific journals and conferences worldwide. The next step in this path is to enroll Masters and PhD degrees and to continue in the academic environment.