What does a Site Engineer do?

Civil engineers oversee the safety, design, logistics, and construction or repair of infrastructure projects and systems in both the public and private sectors including roads, bridges, and water supply systems. They apply scientific solutions and knowledge to improve communities and provide utilities that meet basic human needs.

Civil engineers perform soil tests to ensure foundations will be strong and analyze the results of tests for materials, including concrete, wood, and asphalt, and prepare cost estimates for the materials and equipment and labor feasibility, and survey reports and maps to provide risk analysis to plan for the phases and steps of the project as well as all costs, regulations, and possible environmental hazards. They compile, fill out, and submit permits and applications to local, state, and federal agencies and ensure their projects comply with local rules, laws, and regulations. They are responsible for the relevant education of clients and communities involved with the project, and present their findings to the public.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Site Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$70,884 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $71K
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Site Engineer Career Path

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Site Engineer Insights

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Rookie Surveyor
Feb 5, 2020

“You will be expected to work ridiculous hours which in this day and age is unacceptable.”

Civil Engineer Intern
May 27, 2021

“Everyone I worked with was extremely knowledgeable and I felt as though I learned a ton from my superiors.”

Civil Engineering
Oct 22, 2020

“Good pay: Skilled and qualified civil engineers often get to enjoy decent pay packages.”

Civil Engineering
Oct 22, 2020

“Good pay: Skilled and qualified civil engineers often get to enjoy decent pay packages.”

Sepakat Setia Perunding
Civil Engineer
Oct 25, 2021

“Not really growing our career but imposing a lot of unnecessary things that are a waste of time.”

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Jan 18, 2021

“The training was done in a way that will suit people with learning issues such as myself.”

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Civil Servant
Oct 12, 2020

“Working within a great culture with clearly set objectives and a real understanding of my role and the part I play in the overall picture.”

GBP Group
Civil Engineer
Apr 29, 2021

“The management did not find any issues with that and allowed me to completely rest and resume work only when I started to feel better.”

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