What Can I do With a Degree in Civil Engineering?

What Can I do With a Degree in Civil Engineering?

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List of Employers who Posted Jobs in Handshake for Civil Engineering Majors

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from the University Career Center's jobs database where the employer specifically requested civil engineering majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for civil engineering majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

  • AHBL — Civil Project Engineer
  • ATI - Civil Engineer
  • Alaska Rim Engineering — Civil Engineer
  • Alpha Engineering — Staff I Engineers
  • AMEC Earth & Environmental — Staff Engineer
  • Anchor QEA — Civil Engineer
  • Arcadis BBL — Civil/Environmental Engineer CADD Designer
  • Arcis Corporation — Engineer
  • BCRA Engineering — Civil Engineering
  • Bechtel National — Engineers
  • Black & Veatch — Civil Engineer
  • Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) — Civil/Structural Engineers,
  • Butler Manufacturing — Design Engineer, Structural EIT Position
  • California Department of Transportation — Transportation Engineer
  • Cascade Design Professionals — Civil Engineer
  • Cascade Earth Sciences (CES) — Senior Engineer
  • CH2M — Traffic Engineer, Transportation Design Engineer, Water Resources Engineer and Staff Engineer I, Civil/Environmental Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Aviation Design Engineer, Resource Efficiency Manager
  • CIDA — Structural Designer
  • City of Beaverton — Project Engineer and Operations, Maintenance Director, Structural Plan Examiner and Engineering Construction Inspector, Senior Plans Examiner, Surveyor
  • City of Corvallis — Engineering Supervisor, Civil Engineer I, Development Services Manager, and Transportation, Building Division Manager and Building Inspector II
  • City of Eugene — City Engineer
  • City of Fairview — Public Works Engineering Technician/Engineer I
  • City of Hillsboro — Project Engineer, Assistant Water Director, Principal Engineer and Water Resources Manager, Water Intergovernmental Relations Manager, Traffic Analyst, Capital Planning Development Manager
  • City of Medford — Staff Engineer
  • City of Milwaukie — Engineering Director
  • City of Portland — Civil Engineering Associate
  • City of Portland Bureau of Transportation Management — Transportation Engineer
  • City of Roseburg — Civil Engineer
  • City of Salem — Civil Engineering Assistant, Construction Inspector, Real Estate Supervisor, Civil Engineer and Engineer II
  • City of Shelton — Civil Engineer
  • City of Tigard — Rights-of-Way Administrator & Water Quality Program Coordinator/Volunteer Coordinator
  • City of Troutdale — Civil Engineer I
  • City of Vancouver — Civil Engineer-Water Engineering, Senior Traffic Engineer
  • Clean Water Services — Engineering Technician 3
  • C-Tran — Planner (GIS/Data Analyst)
  • CONTECH Stormwater Solutions — Civil Engineer/Project Designer
  • Cowlitz County — Engineer III
  • David Evans and Associates — Structural Design Engineer
  • DKS Associates — Assistant Transportation Engineer
  • Douglas County — Hydrologist/Hydrological Plant Manager
  • Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt — Entry Level Engineer, Designer, Planner, Professional Engineer
  • EGR & Associates — Civil Engineering Associate
  • Emmert International — Structural Engineer/Mechanical Engineer
  • Entrix — Civil Engineer/Construction Inspector/Manager
  • Environmental Resources Management — Project Engineer Geologist
  • ESCO Corporation
  • ESM Consulting Engineers — Civil Engineers
  • Evergreen Engineering — Civil Engineers, Structural Engineer
  • Environmental Management Systems — Environmental Health Systems, Inc.
  • Fehr & Peers — Transportation Engineer/Planner
  • FEI — Manufacturing Technician
  • FM Global — Loss Prevention Consultant
  • Grant County PUD — Civil Engineer
  • Group Mackenzie — Civil Engineer
  • Hamilton Construction Co. — Field Engineer
  • Hammond Engineering — Civil Engineer/project Manager
  • Harb Engineering — Design Civil Engineer and Executive Assistant
  • HDR Engineering — Field Engineer, Project Manager/Design Coordinator
  • Hugh G. Goldsmith & Associates — Junior Engineer
  • IEC Corporation — Junior Engineer/Designer
  • Industrial Design and Construction (IDC) — "IDC is a broadly diversified supplier of design, construction, manufacturing support and facility services to the Electronics, Food and Consumer Products, and Pharmaceuticals industries."
  • Integral Consulting — Civil Engineers
  • Intel Corporation — R&D Manufacturing Technician
  • Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic — Engineering Fellow
  • Jacobs Engineering Group — Structural Engineer, Engineering Internship
  • Jackson County - Engineering Technician III
  • Kiewit Construction Co. — Civil Engineering, Geotech Engineer
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates — Civil Engineering Analyst
  • Kramer Gehlen & Associates
  • Lane County — Engineer in Training (E.I.T)
  • Lee Engineering (LEI) — Structural Design Engineer, E.I.T., Staff I Engineer
  • Lattice Semiconductor Corp. — Assembly Engineer II
  • Lochner — Roadway Design Engineers
  • Livingston Slone — Civil Engineering
  • Los Angeles Public Works — Civil Engineering Assistant
  • M.A. DeAtley Construction — Field Engineer
  • Manson Construction Company — Field Engineer
  • Maple Brook Engineering — Structural Engineer EIT/PE
  • Marion County — Civil Engineering Associate
  • Maul Foster & Alongi — Civil Engineer or Environmental Engineer
  • Mayes Testing Engineers — Civil Engineer
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge — Staff Engineer II - Water Resources
  • McKinsey & Company — Organization Survey Analyst
  • Mead & Hunt — Civil Engineer
  • Miller Consulting Engineers — Engineer in Training (E.I.T.)
  • Morrow Equipment — CAD Technician
  • M.R. Richards Engineering — Structural Engineer
  • MWH Energy & Infrastructure (Harza Engineering) — Junior Civil/Structural Engineer
  • Newlands & Company — Visualization Specialist
  • Northwest Engineering Service — Building Commissioning Professional
  • OBEC Consulting Engineers — Specifications/Utility Engineer and Design Engineer Roadway/Civil, Project Engineer, Sr. Project Engineer, Project Surveyor
  • Oregon Bridge Delivery Partners — Jr. Transportation Construction Engineers
  • Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services — Facilities Engineer 3
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) — Environmental Engineer III
  • Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) — Associate Transportation Engineer Inspector and Associate Transportation Engineer/Associate Structural Designer, Senior Inspector, Environmental Engineer 3
  • Oregon Military Department — Facilities Engineer I and Construction Project Manager I
  • Otak — Civil Engineer, Engineer in Training -Water Resources
  • PacifiCorp — Hydro Resource Planning/Scheduler
  • Pacific Woodtech Corporation — Associate Engineer
  • PACLAND — Civil Engineer/Designer E.I.T.
  • Parametrix — Civil/Environmental Engineer
  • PBS Engineering and Environmental — Entry Level Civil Engineer
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard — Engineer
  • PERI Formwork Systems — Civil Engineer
  • Poggemeyer Design Group — Civil Engineer, Land Development Civil Engineer
  • Port of Vancouver USA — Project Manager/Civil Engineer
  • Portland General Electric (PGE) — Engineer
  • Portland State University (PSU) — Capital Construction Project Manager
  • Professional Service Industries (PSI) — Civil Engineer/Environmental Engineer, Manager-In-Training-Staff Engineer
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard — Entry Level Civil Engineer
  • Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District — Assistant Engineer
  • South Puget Sound Community College — Director of Buildings & Grounds
  • SR Design — Civil Engineering Project Manager
  • StormwaterRx — Entry Level Engineer
  • Stover Engineering — Assistant Civil Engineer
  • Taylor Engineering — Civil Engineer
  • Tri-Met - Transit and Land Use Integration Director, Associate Highway Designer, Engineer I/III
  • Trinity Consultants — Environmental Compliance Consultant
  • Ukiah Engineering — Civil Engineering
  • United McGill — Sales Engineer
  • United Postal Service (UPS) — Plant Management Trainee (MIT)
  • US Air Force — Developmental Engineers
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) — Civil Engineer, Hydraulic Engineer, Structural Engineer
  • US Bureau of Land Management — Civil Engineer
  • US Department of Veterans — Civil Engineer
  • VAK Construction Engineering Services— Civil/Structural Engineer
  • Verizon Communications — Network Engineer/Outside Plant Engineer
  • Wallis Engineering — Design Civil Engineer
  • Washington State Department of Transportation — Transportation Engineer I
  • Westlake Consultants — Civil Designer/Engineer
  • Weyerhaeuser — Engineering Services Company
  • Wm. H. Reilly Co. — Inside Technical Sales
  • ZCS Engineering — Civil Engineer

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Government Classification Specifications

Classification Specifications are generic descriptions of jobs in government agencies. Generally, they provide an overview of the job and describe essential duties and responsibilities as well as requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and educational requirements. Classification specifications can be useful in identifying organizations that hire people with an academic background in civil engineering. Please be aware that internships or other career-related experience may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment. The University Career Center provides this list as a tool for generating ideas for exploration.

City of Beaverton

City of Hillsboro

City of Portland

Clackamas County

Multnomah County

State of Oregon

Washington County

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Vocational Biographies

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  • Civil Engineer
  • City Engineer/Director of Public Works
  • Director of Public Works
  • Disaster Assistance Programs Chief
  • Highway Design Engineer
  • Highway Materials and Test Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer

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Professional Associations

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