What is a Graduate Civil Engineer?

Civil Engineers are responsible for planning, designing and overseeing construction and maintenance structures and facilities, including bridges, airports, railways, and water and sewerage systems.

What does a Graduate Civil Engineer do?

As you gain more knowledge and experience throughout the graduate scheme, you'll be given more responsibility. However, when you're starting out in your career as a Civil Engineer, you'll be required to undertake the following tasks: 

  • Working alongside a more experienced Site Engineer

  • Surveying the site

  • Checking drawings

  • Monitoring site labour

  • Collating project data

What qualifications and skills are required to become a Graduate Civil Engineer?

Most employers will usually ask candidates to hold an ICE accredited degree in a relevant subject, such as Civil Engineering, Architectural Studies or Geology and Geographical Science. 

Candidates should also be:

  • Able to work individually and as part of a team

  • Able to use your initiative

  • Self-motivated

  • In possession of good interpersonal and communication skills

  • In possession of strong IT skills and knowledge of AutoCAD

  • A strong problem solver

  • Able to pay attention to detail

  • Able to plan and manage time

What is a Graduate Scheme?

If you’re looking to find out more about graduate schemes within the UK construction industry then you’ve come to the right place. We have put together information on everything you need to know about graduate schemes within the construction and infrastructure.

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