Career Description:

Construction project engineers are civil engineers who design, manage and oversee projects of the construction industry. The projects may include rebuilding highways and designing buildings. They are the key cogs in successful completion of any construction projects and often focus on a specific field of construction like building, electrical, mechanical and heavy engineering.

 How to become a construction project engineer:

A civil engineering degree, followed by a professional development program, is the basic requirement to enter the profession. This is followed by a professional review that comprises of an interview and examination. In some sates, the candidate has to be a member of the relevant organization of structural engineers. Once selected, the candidate must appear for registration as a chartered construction engineer.

The candidate must have commercial awareness for understanding the business implications of decisions taken by you. Besides, the candidate must be highly analytical and good at mathematics and analytics. He should also be knowledgeable safety, health and legal considerations.

 Construction project engineer career courses, training and programs:

 The career development opportunities for construction project engineers involve on-job programs that are usually offered by the employer. In some cases the training is outsourced by the company to another firm. Also, the engineer has to get his certifications revalidated after every three years.

 Construction project engineer career schools/colleges, education:

The civil engineering degree is provided by accredited engineering colleges. The specialization can also be done in such colleges. There are finishing schools where a candidate can seek admission.

 Top 5 colleges/universities:

Brown University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

California institute of Technology (Caltech)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Construction project engineer job opportunities, salaries/pay:

The salary level for construction project engineers usually vary as per the company or industry of employment. According to some leading career information websites, the average annual salary of a construction project engineer is $79,800.