Job Description Template: Civil Engineer

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Civil Engineer position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Civil Engineer Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$70,000—$85,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As a licensed civil engineer at our company our team, you’ll be responsible for guiding the development of critical infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, waterways, facilities, and more.

Your days will be a blend of creativity and planning alongside a collaborative team of experts, overseeing each project from start to finish. You'll use advanced software to develop structural plans, guarantee adherence to construction codes and environmental policies, and supervise onsite construction activities to ensure project execution aligns with the approved design.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Lay the groundwork for innovative projects using survey reports, strategic visions, maps, and other crucial data
  • Consider financial constraints, regulatory frameworks, and potential environmental challenges throughout each project
  • Estimate the costs of materials, equipment, and labor, ensuring these figures align with proposed budgets.
  • Project timelines for both the design and construction phases
  • Submit all necessary permit applications to relevant authorities, making sure each project remains in compliance
  • Direct soil examinations to determine the suitability of the construction sites
  • Use advanced design software to produce detailed project illustrations
  • Oversee the upkeep and repair of existing infrastructure to ensure longevity and safety


What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field
  • 3+ years of work experience in civil engineering or a similar role
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Proficient in design and visualization software, such as AutoCAD or Civil 3D
  • Knowledge of project management principles and best practices
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and technical documents
  • Strong understanding of construction methods, materials, and legal regulations
  • Experience in preparing and reviewing reports, budgets, and plans
  • Capacity to oversee multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in tactfully mediating grievances and finding amicable solutions
  • Comfortable working in multidisciplinary teams, contributing positively, and understanding different perspectives.
  • Capable of identifying and addressing potential issues quickly
  • A willingness to stay updated on evolving industry trends and standards

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our organization is grounded in a strong commitment to integrity, influencing both client interactions and internal teamwork. Our pursuit of excellence is directly tied to the caliber of our team, which is why we actively seek individuals who are passionate, diligent, and eager to take initiative. To show our appreciation, we nurture a welcoming environment and provide a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Continuing education (CE) credits for professional development
  • Group insurance plan, including health, vision, and dental care
  • Paid time off (PTO) with floating holidays
  • Profit sharing

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying. For example:

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires are required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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