Civil Engineering Manager
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Oversees engineering and technical design of civil engineering projects, such as infrastructure and buildings. Manages communication and coordination among different types of engineers working on a project. Supervises project schedule, budget, and communications with stakeholders.
There were 294 Civil Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5975 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Civil Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Civil Engineering Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $94,124.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $89,813.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Civil Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $83,603.
Education and Experience
Posted Civil Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Civil Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||5%|
|3 to 5 years||42%|
|6 to 8 years||18%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Civil Engineering Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (37%)
- Planning (33%)
- Problem Solving (22%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (21%)
- Microsoft Office (16%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Civil Engineering (68%)
- Project Management (66%)
- Budgeting (46%)
- Scheduling (31%)
- Professional Engineer (31%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Business Development (20%)
- Staff Management (19%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (18%)
- Engineering Management (18%)
- Vaccination (15%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Storm Water Management (6%)
- Facility Design (6%)
- Highway Design (5%)
- Environmental Engineering (5%)
- Traffic Engineering (4%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Roadway Design (3%) – marginal value $7,705
- Design Software (4%) – marginal value $7,087
- Erosion Control (2%) – marginal value $5,754
- Bridge Design (2%) – marginal value $5,576
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Civil Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Fuels Engineer Project Manager - Andersen Afb
- Pavements Engineer - Project Manager - Andersen Afb
- Engineering Manager
- Engineering Project Manager
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Civil Engineer
- Engineering Project Manager
- Design Engineering Manager
- Water / Wastewater Engineer
- Transportation Engineer
- Industrial Engineering Manager
- Engineering Manager (General)
Here are the employers that have posted the most Civil Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- The Boeing Company (136)
- Cherokee Federal (125)
- Black & Veatch (79)
- HDR Incorporated (75)
- Hntb (72)
- City Charlotte (10)
- The Kleinfelder Group, Inc (9)
- Aec Talent Acquisition (8)
- Giles Flythe Engineers (7)
- ESP Associates (5)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!
- 5G Technology Graduate Certificates
- Civil Engineering Master's Degrees
- Engineering Management Master's Degrees
- Engineering Management Foundations Graduate Certificates