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How to land a job in Civil Engineering

by Team Goseeko

Civil Engineers act as the main figure for building the infrastructure of our nation. They plan, design, and supervise the construction of different infrastructures. From constructing roads, airports, sewage systems to structuring buildings, stadiums, dams, civil engineering provides ample opportunities. This 4-year degree course allows students to learn about designing, construction and maintenance of different structures. In this article, we will discuss the step-by-step guide to how to get a job in Civil Engineering. But before that, let us know more about what Civil Engineers do.

There will always be high demand for Civil Engineers due to the development of various public and private infrastructures. As far as India is concerned, it is a developing country where we see enhancement in various fields like fast and efficient transportation, residential and commercial buildings, quick water supply, creating smart cities, building public places like parks, museums, libraries, malls, theaters, schools, and many such basic amenities. And Civil Engineers play a prime role for construction of such structures.

However, for many civil engineering aspirants, getting started might be worrisome. This is a competitive field and due to lack of proper guidance, it can become difficult to get a good job. But don’t trouble yourself much, with proper approach and planning, the students can shine in it. Just follow along and we will perfectly guide you about your future opportunities.

Note: This guide is not just meant for Civil Engineering students. It is also beneficial for Diploma in Civil Engineering, and other related courses.

How to land a Job in Civil Engineering

  1. Campus placements

    One of the first and the best ways to approach a company is through campus placements. Companies hire fresher civil engineers with great skills and work enthusiasm. With good CGPA, college practical experience, and proper preparation of interviews, you can get the opportunity to work with big companies like L&T, Tata Projects, GMR group, JMC projects, etc.

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  2. Searching for a Job

    Don’t get disheartened if you are not selected through campus placements. There are many off-campus ways to get a job after Civil Engineering. Before applying, you need an impressive resume. Work on building a strong resume including your skills, accomplishments, college practical experiences and work experience (if any). Format your resume in such a way that it includes all your personal and academic information in a neat and precise manner.

    Once done with your resume, work on developing for the interview and technical skills. Consult your college seniors, professors or those with related backgrounds to know more about interview preparations.

    Look for job openings online and set google alerts for the same. Check the company websites for available opportunities. Directly call the HR department through the contact number or sent your resume on the email id mentioned on the company website. If there are no job openings at a company at that time, ask them for an internship opportunity. Also, search for government job postings and apply to all of them.

    Have faith, be honest with yourself, and keep looking for every opportunity you find and go ahead with it because this is the industry that is always developing and will never get stopped.

  3. Start with an Internship

    Search for internship opportunities while you are studying in college. Seek help from your college professors for available internship opportunities. An Internship will gain you a valuable experience and a certificate which will help you with further opportunities.

    Also, the company will not put you under more pressure as you are mainly there for learning purposes. Being an intern, you will be lucky to work with experienced seniors and if your performance is up to the company standards, your internship can get converted into a permanent job.

    A detailed guide stating the importance of internship for college students and how to find one.

  4. Enhance your knowledge

    Develop a habit of learning something new in your field every day. Along with on-field practice, there are many software programs which a civil engineer needs in their daily duties. Whether it is 3D modelling, construction planning, structural analysis and design, such tools could build great templates which is essential before implementation.

    With the increase in technologies, there is ever increasing demand for those who are expert in operating such tools. The best software civil engineers should learn are AutoCad, Staad Pro, Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit, E Tab, Microsoft Project, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Civil 3D, etc. Learning such software will land you into decent design jobs.

Sectors Civil Engineers work in

job opportunities for civil engineers

Civil Engineers with their vast skill set and qualification are hired in various sectors:

  1. Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)

    One should definitely try in PSUs as many have dreams of getting into it. After 4-years of engineering and clearing the GATE exam with a very good score, your chances are pretty high to get a job. Many PSUs hire graduates every year based on their GATE score.

    Getting into a government sector like PSUs will no doubt provide multiple perks and benefits such as medical facilities for you and your family, transfer allowance, HRA (House Rent Allowance), PF, etc. Along with that, you will get the opportunity to work on big projects gaining valuable experiences.

  2. Private Sector

    In such a fast-growing world, there are many private firms that undertake many construction projects. These are non-governmental organizations that require many civil engineers. But getting here is not that easy. You always need to upgrade your knowledge about construction factors and relevant skills in various building types and structures.

    Also, you can start your private construction firm. You can undertake various contracts for building different structures. You can also hire other civil engineers and designers depending on how big your project is. This may lead you a heavy amount of profit for your firm.

    (Know about the Top 10 Jobs in Civil Engineering in this blog.)

  3. Civil Services

    After civil engineering, many students opt for civil services. They desire to benefit their city and its outskirts, by becoming a civil servant. Many students study for civil services exams, especially UPSC, and also state level exams like Maharashtra’s MPSC. UPSC is held every year and it is considered as one of the toughest exams to crack in India. If cracked, it provides one of the best jobs in India. You can provide people with a better lifestyle by making appropriate changes in public infrastructures, bridges, roads, parks and many more.

  4. Indian Armed Forces

    There are three branches of the Indian Armed Forces namely Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. After completing your civil engineering, getting a chance into any one of these is a great option.

    • To get into the Indian Army, an engineer has to score in TGC (Technical Graduate Course) or SSC (Short Service Commission) tech entry schemes.
    • For Indian Navy, you will need to clear the SNAES (Special Naval Architects Naval Scheme).
    • To get into the Indian Air Force you will need to clear the AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) exam.

      Civil Engineers have a crucial role in the military. They build houses, offices, bunkers, bridges, and also planning and construction of road borders. It’s a worthwhile opportunity to serve your country and test your skills and responsibilities. It’s a highly respectful job with multiple benefits to you and also your family.


A Civil Engineer with proper skills and mindset has ample job opportunities. We live in a modern world with roads, buildings, railways, bridges, etc, which has become a part of our daily needs. And every company requires the one who can build such modern structures.

That’s where Goseeko comes in to nurture our youths and guide them to flourish in their Civil Engineering career. Goseeko is an online platform dedicated for providing study material for students seeking higher education such as Civil Engineering. Students can make use of numerous facilities to help with exam preparation and finding the right study material.

What makes Goseeko unique is that we provide the study material as per the university syllabus. The notes on the platform are written by university professors and the video lectures are made by subject matter experts. Along with that, we provide MCQ’s and Question banks to test their knowledge during exam preparations.

So prepare well and accelerate your Civil Engineering career with Goseeko.

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