Civil and Environmental Engineering

Overview

The roads, dams, bridges, water treatment plants and all other public projects that affect society’s daily lives are developed by civil engineers. Civil engineers also perform the structural design and analysis of buildings, such as skyscrapers. Other areas of civil engineering include construction project management, construction automation, environmental engineering, traffic analysis, and mechanics of materials.

Environmental engineers are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues. Environmental engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies and evaluate the significance of the municipal sewage and industrial wastewater systems. They analyze scientific data, research controversial projects, and perform quality control checks.

Department Website

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Job Titles

Air Quality Engineer Product Safety Engineer
Architectural Engineer Project Engineer
City Engineer Project Manager*
Civil Engineer Quality Assurance Manager*
Civil Engineering Manager* Quality Control Manager*
Construction Managers Railroad Design Consultant
Design Engineer Research Hydraulic Engineer
Engineer Solid Waste Engineer
Hazardous Waste Engineer Structural Engineer
Industrial Health Engineer Transportation and Highway Systems Manager
Product Safety Engineer Water Resources Engineer

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on HuskyCareerLink; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

C.E. Floyd Company Inc. Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
ClearStak TEC Inc.

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Construction Manufacturing
Environmental Regulation Transportation
Government Utilities
Healthcare

Internships

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Engineering Cities internships
HEV and PHEV technologies internships
Problem Internships
Sustainable Solutions to Emerging Environmental Challenges

The following website may assist in finding summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

National Science Foundation

Use HuskyCareerLink, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

Co-ops

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration 

Career Development Videos

Career Conversation:  Careers in Sustainability 1
Careers in Clean Energy
Environmental Justice
IT & Engineering Careers in Healthcare

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

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For additional student involvement opportunities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups