Civil & Environmental Engineering
Your degree can lead to many careers; some require the specific academic and technical knowledge developed from your studies while others will utilise the wider transferable skills that you will have developed.
Each academic department has a careers consultant and placement & internship adviser based in the Careers Service, who work closely with the departments via a Departmental Careers Adviser (DCA) to provide tailored careers education and events. You can find out more about our team or view a list of DCAs. We are always interested to hear your ideas and feedback!
Our consultants and advisers offer one to one appointments that can be booked via JobsLive but we strongly recommend that you do some work first, to get the most from any meeting. We’ve put together some resources and reference links below to get you started.
What can you do with Civil and Environmental Engineering?
- See what Imperial graduates do for an insight into what other Civil & Environmental Engineering graduates have done.
- See the ICE page on which civil engineering role is right for you
- Check out Student Profiles for Civil & Environmental Engineering.
- Have a look at our Careers resources and information for Civil & Environmental Engineering [pdf] . This document provides useful resources tailored to your subject area to help you think about career options, sources of job vacancies and networking opportunities.
You might also find the following useful:
- We run a number of events throughout the year, these include careers fairs, employer presentations, networking events and application workshops. The vast majority are advertised on JobsLive or by department emails. As a student of Civil & Environmental Engineering you may find our Engineering Fair (usually October) to be of particular relevance.
- The Civil Engineering Student Society also hold a careers event in your department, contact them to find out when this takes place.
- Throughout the year the department invite a number of presenters to host talks, workshops and presentations; much of the material can be accessed through your DCA. Below is an example of the seminar topics delivered by the Careers Consultant that works with your department:
Autumn term: Introduction to the Careers Service, Career Planning, Introduction to Internships, Interviews and Assessment Centres
Summer term: Alternative careers and further study
- We’ve often found that many Civil & Environmental Engineering students want to enhance their industry experience. There are several ways to do this, such as internships during your studies from first year, our Careers Service Work Shadowing Scheme (1st years only) and by reaching out to alumni on LinkedIn. Self-study using the College access to LinkedInLearning can enhance many other skills – further details can be found here.
- Many Imperial students from Civil & Environmental Engineering pursue further study at MSc or PhD level. Find out more about your Further study and funding options.
- Everyone’s situation is unique but there’re some key steps you can take to develop and progress your career. Check out our Plan your career webpages to better understand your skills and make some tough decisions.
- Research job sectors and occupations - finding out more about different careers will help you decide whether they are appropriate options for you.
- Whether writing a CV, compiling a Cover Letter or preparing for interview our application process webpages are a great starting point to help you at each stage of a recruitment process.