Who are civil engineers?

ICE President Geoff French with GSNet reps and apprentice

To find out how exciting and rewarding a career in civil engineering is, you'd have to ask some real civil engineers. Luckily, we know a few who can tell you.

Click on the profiles below to see what civil engineers do at work each day. And find out how it feels to be part of a project that makes people's lives better.

  • Oliver Robinson

    Oliver Robinson

    As a CAD technician, I create virtual drawings and models of buildings using computer software. This process is called 'computer aided design', or CAD.

    Read more
  • Alex Heward


    My role as a site engineer involves managing several projects at once. I do lots of different tasks like being responsible for teams, and making sure we're spending the right amount of money.

    Read more
  • Sarisha Harrychund

    Sarisha Harrychund

    As a consulting civil engineer, my job is to design structures that meet the needs of my company’s clients – and people like you and me who'll use them once they’re finished.

    Read more

What do civil engineers do?

If you're wondering what civil engineers actually do, take a look at some of the amazing things they've built around the world.

How can you become a civil engineer?

Civil engineering is one the most fulfilling careers available

If you're interested in finding out more about how to become a civil engineer, we're here to help.

Explore our careers advice