Civil Engineer

Job Description

Civil engineers are highly trained professionals who design and oversee the construction of public works such as roads, tunnels, bridges and more. As a civil engineer, you can choose between becoming a consulting engineer or a contracting engineer. Civil engineers either work for the government or in the private sector competing for government contracts.

The Job Scope

  • Managing technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
  • Utilising a range of computer software for creating detailed designs
  • Managing complex calculations
  • Liaising with clients and a number of professionals including architects and subcontractors
  • Putting together job specs and overseeing tendering procedures
  • Sorting out design and development problems
  • Handling budgets and project resources
  • Managing material and equipment purchases and deliveries
  • Ensuring the project complies with legal requirements, especially health and safety
  • Evaluating the sustainability and environmental impact of projects
  • Making sure projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time.

Skills Required

Creative approach to problem solving

Numeracy, IT and communication skills

Analytical and decision-making abilities

An awareness of ethical issues

Academic Requirement

Degree in Civil Engineering
  • SPM
    Minimum 5 credits in Science subjects (physics, mathematics)
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
    Minimum CGPA of 2.0


Salary Range

  • Fresh graduate
    An entry level civil engineer with 1-3 years of experience earns an average compensation of RM37,200 or RM3,100 a month
  • Senior Level
    A mechanical engineer who has been in the industry for over 7 years earns an average compensation of RM141,550 or RM 11,796 a month.