Construction Engineer

Salary Information:
$27.88 (entry level) - $65.88 (experienced) / hourly

What it is:
Do you take joy in designing and executing plans?  Becoming a construction engineer may be for you!  Engineers design, construct, supervise, operate and maintain construction projects and systems including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.  They can also design mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

Work Environment:
Construction engineers spend most of their time in the office, but frequently visit job sites to perform observations of the work.

Education Opportunities:
A bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or project management certification is required.  Additional engineering licenses may be necessary.

Very strong math skills, detail oriented, strong written communication skills, and good time management.


  • Construction engineers include: civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as a variety of other specific support engineers.
  • Construction engineers are directly responsible for ensuring that the designed systems and building elements will work.
  • Construction engineers are one of the highest paid professions in construction.
  • Construction engineers all require some sort of bachelor’s degree, while some may require additional degrees or certifications