Civil engineering, construction and property

We’ve linked to key resources about graduate careers in civil engineering, construction and property. 

Use this page as a starting point for finding out about working in this sector.  

These sector guides, produced by leading careers information providers, include overviews of the sector and more detail on specific areas. They contain suggestions of employers and, where relevant, further study. 

Property and construction (Prospects)

Construction and property (TargetJobs)


Below, we list profiles of some roles specific to this sector. There are also other roles which are common to this and many other sectors.  

Each of the profiles we list includes information about: 

  • Typical responsibilities in the role 

  • Average starting salary range for new entrants

  • Entry requirements 

  • Career progression 

  • Professional bodies 

  • Typical employers 

  • Where to look for vacancies 

Consulting civil engineer

Contracting civil engineer  

Quantity surveyor 

Planning and development surveyor 

Building surveyor

Structural engineer


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