The infrastructures within today's communities are created by experts in construction engineering, who are responsible for the design and creation of modern vital facilities, including airports, railways, motorways and bridges.
Forging the expertise of civil engineers and construction managers, staff in this sector are usually qualified to degree and post-grad level, with the additional training in the Initial Professional Development scheme desirable to employers. Graduates may also be able to get an apprenticeship or traineeship to get further qualifications in the field. Fully qualified professionals can register with the Engineering Council to gain further credence.
Recruitment agencies search for individuals with imagination and the ability to problem solve to take on employment in this sector, as well as science and maths understanding and a flair for critical thinking and time and people management.
Average salaries in construction engineering depend on the chosen sector of the worker as well as experience and qualifications. Graduates can earn a trainee wage which range between £23,000 and £32,000, earning right up to £70,000 for highly experienced staff.
Engineers in the sector can be self-employed, on staff within a firm or work on a contract basis for the length of a project. The location of such jobs can take place far and wide " from below ground to out to sea, city centres and rural spots.