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Hiring for Civil Engineers Climbs Upward

Hiring for Civil Engineers takes an upswing: Is it a signal of better times and construction/infrastructure growth ahead?


Wanted Analytics brings us the data:


Engineers have been in high demand and today we wanted to look at hiring for Civil Engineers in the United States. In April, there were more than 3,700 online job ads for this occupation, a 45% increase over April of 2011. Although volumes of job ads hasn’t reached the levels seen prior to the recession, of all engineering fields, Civil Engineers saw the highest year-over-year growth in April. The cities with the most job ads for Civil Engineers were Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington (DC), and Chicago.


Hiring Demand for Civil Engineers in the US – 4 Year Hiring Trend


Hiring Demand for Civil Engineers 

Source: WANTED Analytics


Engineers – especially Civil Engineers – are often required to have experience with a variety of tools and technologies in this space. Below are the 15 most commonly required skills for Civil Engineers in online job ads:


  1. Autodesk AutoCAD
  2. Microsoft Office
  3. Bentley Microstation
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. Bridge design
  6. Microsoft PowerPoint
  7. Transportation planning
  8. Word processing
  9. Engineering drawings
  10. Microsoft Excel
  11. Hydraulic modeling
  12. HEC-RAS
  13. Microsoft Project
  14. Materials testing
  15. Modelling software

Civil Engineers can often be difficult for Recruiters to source, due to increasing demand and competition to attract this talent. However, civil engineering professionals can often go by different job titles, depending on the industry and focus. Below are 15 of the most commonly advertised job titles for Civil Engineers. If you are Recruiting for this occupation and are having a hard time finding candidates, try sourcing for one of these alternative job titles. Candidates in these jobs are likely to fit many (if not all) of your job requirements.


  • Civil Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Civil Structure Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Structural Designer
  • Resident Engineer
  • Construction Engineering Specialist Combat Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Senior Project Engineer
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Piping Designer
  • Water Resources Engineer
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