What does a Civil Engineer I do?

Civil engineers oversee the safety, design, logistics, and construction or repair of infrastructure projects and systems in both the public and private sectors including roads, bridges, and water supply systems. They apply scientific solutions and knowledge to improve communities and provide utilities that meet basic human needs.

Civil engineers perform soil tests to ensure foundations will be strong and analyze the results of tests for materials, including concrete, wood, and asphalt, and prepare cost estimates for the materials and equipment and labor feasibility, and survey reports and maps to provide risk analysis to plan for the phases and steps of the project as well as all costs, regulations, and possible environmental hazards. They compile, fill out, and submit permits and applications to local, state, and federal agencies and ensure their projects comply with local rules, laws, and regulations. They are responsible for the relevant education of clients and communities involved with the project, and present their findings to the public.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Civil Engineer I Salaries

Average Base Pay

$80,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$65K
Median: $80K
$110K
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Civil Engineer I Career Path

Learn how to become a Civil Engineer I, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Civil Engineer I
$80,000/yr
L2
Civil Engineer
$80,000/yr
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Civil Engineer I Insights

Read what Civil Engineer I professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Optimus Search Optimus Search
Rookie Surveyor
5 Feb 2020

“You will be expected to work ridiculous hours which in this day and age is unacceptable.”

DitescoDitesco
Civil Engineer Intern
27 May 2021

“Everyone I worked with was extremely knowledgeable and I felt as though I learned a ton from my superiors.”

RG Miller EngineersRG Miller Engineers
Civil Engineer
12 Jan 2022

“They don't micromanage you and each department great teamwork when it comes to execution of projects.”

ExpertExpert
Civil Engineering
22 Oct 2020

“Good pay: Skilled and qualified civil engineers often get to enjoy decent pay packages.”

Om Enterprise
Site Civil Engineer
22 Jun 2020

“Site construction brickwork and palster i.e. finishing work and slab checking before casting as per bar bending schedule”

Reliance IndustriesReliance Industries
Civil Engineer
11 Sep 2020

“Because work in reliance industries is awesome experience and I have learn a lot to this compony.”

AloricaAlorica
Civil Engineering
22 Oct 2020

“Good pay: Skilled and qualified civil engineers often get to enjoy decent pay packages.”

Sepakat Setia PerundingSepakat Setia Perunding
Civil Engineer
25 Oct 2021

“Not really growing our career but imposing a lot of unnecessary things that are a waste of time.”

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Civil Engineer I Interviews

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Civil Engineer I jobs

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a civil engineer i

When working as a civil engineer i, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Quality Program, Onboarding, Spreadsheets, Motivated and Project Leadership.

The most similar professions to civil engineer i are:
  • Structural Engineer
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Program Manager

The most common qualifications to become a civil engineer i is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.