Careers in civil engineering

UVic alumnus pointing at a screen with data
Interested in building a greener and more sustainable future? Our graduates get the skills and experience needed to land a career in civil or environmental engineering.

What can I do with a degree in civil engineering?

Civil and environmental engineers reduce the impacts of society on the environment. They solve critical water issues, manage aging infrastructure and advance renewable energy technology.

Our graduates have the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed as we build a greener and more sustainable future.

Career options for civil engineering graduates

  • Construction & risk analyst
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental engineer
  • Geophysicist
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Marine engineer
  • Municipal engineer
  • Policy maker
  • Professor
  • Project engineer
  • Project manager
  • Researcher
  • Safety engineer
  • Structural designer

Additional education and training may be required.

More information from UVic Co-op + Careers (pdf)

Develop your career

Meet our alumni

Elodie Forest

Design Engineer
RJC Engineers

After graduating in 2018, Elodie was hired as a Design Engineer by RJC Engineers. Read more

BEng - Civil Engineering (2018)

Eric Wilson

Lab instructor and Leadership/Coaching in Engineering Facilitator
Inspiration Project

In addition to teaching the lab sections for ENGR 110 and 112, Eric is exploring the intersection between Leadership/Coaching and Engineering. Read more

MSc - Civil Engineering (2018)

Laura Simandl

Graduate student (MSc, Structural Engineering)
Stanford University

Laura has worked as a Structural Engineer-in-Training at Allnorth Consultants Ltd. and is currently at Stanford University pursuing a MSc in Structural Engineering. Read more

BEng - Civil Engineering (2017)

Leigh Borrett

Graduate student (MSc, Civil Engineering)
University of Victoria

Leigh previously worked as an Engineer at McElhanney Consulting where she worked in project management for development projects, and in the design of remote infrastructure services. Read more

BEng - Civil Engineering (2017)