Career Opportunities for Majors in Engineering - Civil & Environmental


Every day, from the water faucet to the highway, you see the work of civil and environmental engineers in action. In fact, you don't just see their work-you use it. Whether you're driving across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, gazing up at the Empire State Building, or canoeing down the Delaware River, you're benefiting from the innovation and ingenuity of engineers who specialize in planning, designing, and supervising the construction of suspension bridges, water treatment facilities, transit systems, and even space satellites. At Rutgers' Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, respected researchers and inquisitive engineers-in-training work together to serve New Jersey and the nation with groundbreaking ideas designed to make our world a better place.

Civil engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines, extending across many technical specialties. Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of facilities essential to modern life. These facilities vary widely in nature, size, and scope and include space satellites and launching facilities, offshore structures, bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, harbors, water supply and wastewater treatment plants. Civil engineers work in diversified areas such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources and environmental engineering, transportation engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, and construction engineering.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Airport Engineer Geological Engineer Project Engineer
Building Plans Examiner Hazardous Waste Specialist Public Utilities Manager
Cartographer Highway Designer Railroad Engineer
City Engineer Hydraulics Engineer Sanitary Engineer
Construction Equipment Design Hydrogeologist Structural Engineer
Cooperative Extension Agent Industrial Traffic Manager Transportation Engineer
Design Engineer Irrigation Engineer Urban/Regional Planner
Director, Traffic & Planning Landscape Architect Waste Mngmt. Engineer, Radioactive Materials
Drafter, Civil Meteorologist Water Pollution Control
Drafter, Structural Mining Engineer Water/Wastewater Plant Manager
Drainage Design Coordinator Natural Resource Manager Waterworks Engineer
Environmental Engineer Oceanographer
Forest Engineer Production Engineer

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Architectural Firms Electronics Manufacturers Manufacturing Firms
Auto Industry Engineering Firms Pharmaceutical Companies
Banks Environmental Companies Public Utilities
Colleges/Universities Hospitals Retail Organizations
Construction Firms Hotels/Restaurants/Resorts
Consulting Firms Insurance Companies
Government Agencies
Army Corps of Engineers Farmers Home Administration National Institute of Standards & Technology
Bureau of Reclamation Fed. Emergency Mgmt. Agency Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Defense Mapping Agency Federal Aviation Administration Tennessee Valley Authority
Department of State Federal Highway Administration U.S. Geological Survey
Department of Transportation Forest Service U.S. Navy
Environmental Protection Agency General Services Administration Urban Mass Transportation Auth.

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Engineering - Civil & Environmental

Organization Job Title
Killiam Associates Assistant Engineer
Maplewood Township Asst. Municipal Engineer
Deloitte Capital Project Consultant
Birdsall Engineering Civil Engineer
Goodkind & O'Dea Civil Engineer
Port Authority of NY & NJ Civil Engineer Trainee
Gannett Fleming Civil/Highway Engineer
Edwards & Kelcey, Inc. Construction Inspector
Conesco Industries, Inc. Design Engineer
Taylor Wiseman & Taylor Engineer
Neelam Construction Corp. Engineer/Estimator
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Engineering - Civil & Environmental

Port Auth. of NY & NJ Assoc. Management Engineer
Borough of Princeton Borough Engineer
Yates Restoration Group LTD Chairman
Ebasco Services, Inc. Chief Civil Engineer
Regional Design, NJDOT (Cert. in Public Administration) Chief Engineer
Middlesex County Engineer's Office County Engineer
Republic Properties Corp. Director of Contruction
PMK Group (MS, Engineering Management) Division Manager
U.S. Environ. Protection Agy. Environ. Engineer
Port Auth. of NY & NJ Management Engineer
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Manhattan College MS Civil Engineering
Miami University MS Engineering
MIT MS Civil Engineering
NJIT MS Engineering Management
Rutgers University MS Civil Engineering
Standford University MS Structural Engineering
University of Mississippi Certificate Engineering Management

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