Construction Engineer Jobs
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Construction Engineer Jobs Overview
Are you motivated by tangible results and large projects? Imagine being responsible for the construction of a whole building or other structure as a construction engineer. Construction engineer jobs come with exceptional responsibilities but rewarding results.
Construction engineers may be responsible for:
- developing construction plans
- creating technical documents
- projecting budgets and recording expenses
- managing construction teams
- coordinating supplies and vendor relationships
- supervising the site for safety and regulatory compliance
- serving as a liaison between clients, construction workers, architects, and civil engineers
Many projects have both a civil engineer and a construction engineer. In these cases, construction engineers are responsible for the implementation of a design and spend more time at the worksite. Civil engineers have similar job responsibilities but focus on the planning and design and spend more time in the office.
There are also many other types of engineering jobs that may also pique your interest, such as:
Construction Engineer Education and Skills
Construction engineers usually have a bachelor's degree in construction engineering, civil engineering, or a related field. It's best to find a college program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In some states, ABET accreditation is required to take the fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam.
Passing the FE exam, offered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), means you're an engineer-in-training (EIT) or engineering intern (ET).
You'll typically work for a few years under supervision until you get a professional engineering license (PE) by a state licensing board, which enables you to practice independently without supervision.
Construction engineers need to excel in the following areas:
- organizational and planning skills to develop and supervise projects
- communication skills to manage staff and coordinate work with all involved parties
- attention to detail to ensure there are no mistakes in the construction process
- problem-solving skills to resolve anything from technical to staff issues
Read our construction manager job description for more information.
Update Your Construction Engineer Resume
By the time you're ready to apply for a job in construction engineering, you should have plenty to include on your resume, but how you present the information is as important as the content. Read our resume tips for engineers to learn what to include and how to highlight your skills and credentials. You can also get some helpful suggestions for writing a cover letter by taking a look at our sample civil engineer cover letter.
Interviewing for a Construction Engineer Job
Nervous about your job interview? You'll feel a lot more relaxed if you prepare in advance. Review our list of common interview questions and have answers ready for industry-specific ones, such as:
- What kind of technical problems have you run into and how did you solve them?
- What project did you like the most and/or least?
- How do you motivate staff?
How Much Do Construction Engineer Jobs Pay?
Before you get a job offer, you should have an idea of the median salary for your position. This enables you to negotiate a good compensation package. Construction materials engineers make a median salary of $69,894 while civil engineers make around $80,000 a year, nationally. Use our Salary Tools to view the median pay in your area.
Find Construction Companies on Monster
A good place to start your job search is by browsing our company profiles. You can search the listings for a specific job category, such as construction, to find and learn more about companies you may want to work for.
Build Your Career on Monster
Once you find construction engineer jobs you like, you can apply right on our website. Start by creating a profile and uploading your resume. Don't forget to make your resume visible so that other employers can find you as well.