On the Job


Civil engineers are everywhere and work in many areas essential to modern life.

Industries or companies that typically employ civil engineers include the big engineering/construction/architectural firms such as CH2M Hill, Bechtel Corp. and Arup; environmental specialists like Meliora Environmental Design; rail and ground transportation groups such as CSX Corp.; power generators such as Southern Co.; even big retail chains like Kroger Co. Many also work for state agencies, including public works and highway departments, or the federal government, for example, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Find out more about civil engineering.