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CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Civil Engineers design and construct infrastructure such as airports, buildings, bridges, dams, roads, and sanitation systems. They can be found in rural and urban areas working for large and small companies, as well as local, state, and federal governments. Civil Engineering includes specialty areas in

  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pavements and Materials Engineering
  • Site Engineering and Land Development
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Auburn Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

Construction Project Engineer
Minimum Education: B.C.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $49k - $73K
Average Entry Level Salary: $60K

Environmental Engineer
Minimum Education: B.C.E. / M.S.
Entry Level Salary Range: $51K - $86K
Average Entry Level Salary: $67K

Water Resources Engineer
Minimum Education: B.C.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $52K - $92K
Average Entry Level Salary: $68K

Structural Design Engineer
Minimum Education: B.C.E. / M.S.
Entry Level Salary Range: $45K - $95K
Average Entry Level Salary: $63K

Transportation Engineer
Minimum Education: B.C.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $59K - $86K
Average Entry Level Salary: $69K

Salary ranges and averages refer to entry level roles in the United States provided by Glassdoor.com and PayScale.com.

 The ASCE 2020 Civil Engineering Salary Report shows

  • $64,000 median entry-level salary
  • $115,000 median pre-tax annual salary for civil engineering professionals which is a $6,000 increase from the previous year, showing a continued trend of increasing compensation for civil engineers
  • Professional licensure and advanced education make a significant difference for earning potential

 

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RECRUITING COMPANIES

  • Alabama Department of Transportation
  • Brasfield and Gorrie
  • Jacobs
  • Kiewit
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Southern Company
  • Stantec
  • Turner Construction
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Volkert, Inc
  • Vulcan Materials

This list is a sampling of companies, not reflective of all organizations who recruit AU Civil Engineers.

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Water Environment Association

ALUMNI

BUILD YOUR RESUME

Your Career Roadmap

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Actively develop key Career Readiness skills
  • Join ASCE and other professional student organizations pertaining to your career interests
  • Get to know alumni and professionals in your area of career interest
  • Attend Career Fairs including Engineering and Technology Fair, ASCE Fair, and/or the Graduate and Professional School Fair
  • Gain experience through internships, co-op, volunteer opportunities, and/or part-time jobs
  • Gain research experience by working on faculty projects or as a student employee