Civil engineering is a complex mix of specialized knowledge in mathematics, science, design, construction and experimentation to build the most valuable products and services for society. It is a growing and progressive industry, with more than 1.7 million people employed in the UK sector alone. It covers a wide range of more specialized areas and the most demanded field in Civil Engineering is Structural Design. Some of the major companies that have a strong reputation in the industry and are known for their quality work include AECOM, Jacobs Engineering Group, Gannett Fleming, Arup, Atkins, Vinci, Mott McDonald, Stantec, Bechtel, Turner Corporation and Arcadis.
AECOM is a well-established company with a large portfolio of construction and infrastructure projects in Europe and around the world. In a recent New Civil Engineer survey, 96% of employees agreed that AECOM was excellent and that they didn't want to work anywhere else. Offers excellent training and career advancement and scores highly on salaries and benefits. Arup is also well known for its creative approach to structural design and is not afraid to innovate, making it a great company to work for if it enjoys a challenging position at the forefront of engineering. Atkins scored a healthy 7.4 out of 10 in a recent job satisfaction survey, with employees particularly satisfied with the level of personal support and professional development. Vinci is one of the largest construction companies in the world and employs more than 180,000 people worldwide.
Its employees work on major international structural and infrastructure projects, including a multi-million dollar road system in Atlanta, Georgia, and large natural gas projects in Australia. Mott McDonald is a fast-growing global construction and engineering company that regularly scores 80% or more on job satisfaction surveys. It is an employee-owned company, which means that the culture is very people-centered and places a high value on professional development and collaboration. Stantec is a world-renowned engineering company with a particularly large presence in North America and the United Kingdom. Employees praise benefits system and promotion of work-life balance within the company. The company has worked on projects including Keystone Pipeline, Telus Spark and Anthony Henday Drive. Bechtel is an American company founded in California and headquartered in Virginia and considered the largest construction company in the United States.
Working for this company will allow you to take on the most challenging engineering projects in the world. Arcadis is a leading design and consulting company that focuses on sustainable and environmental projects such as transit centers that help improve urban life. It is famous for working in the industry offering a wide variety of projects to work on. Turner Corporation has been responsible for shaping many landmarks on five continents around the world. It has been involved in some of the most iconic structures such as Burj Khalifa, Hoover Dam, Bay Area Rapid Transit public transport system, English Channel Tunnel and Kuwaiti oil fields restoration after Gulf War. These companies have an impressive workforce ranging from 13000 to 55000 people employed in more than 30 countries around the world. They offer excellent training programs for new civil engineers, great salaries & benefits packages as well as career advancement opportunities.