Civil engineers have the important role of planning, designing and managing construction projects.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
You usually need a three year Bachelor of Engineering degree or four year master's degree in civil engineering. If you want to take up incorporated or chartered engineering jobs, these qualifications are important.
To get on a degree course you need at least five GCSEs (grade A to C) and three A-levels including Maths and a science subject (normally Physics).
If you already work in the industry as a technician, you could qualify as a civil engineer by studying part time for a BTEC HNC/HND, foundation degree or degree in civil engineering or through degree apprenticeships in construction.
To become a senior or principle civil engineer you will need to have worked on significant construction projects and for a number of years as a civil engineer. You will usually also need to have had completed an undergraduate degree and in some cases a master’s degree in civil engineering as well as have chartered status.
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