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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.

Job Outlook

There were 164 Civil Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3408 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:

Salary

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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $93,825.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,899.

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 $82,762.

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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree66%
Master's Degree34%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years5%
3 to 5 years33%
6 to 8 years22%
9+ years40%

Skills

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.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (40%)
  • Planning (36%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (22%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (18%)
  • Microsoft Office (16%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Civil Engineering (60%)
  • Project Management (60%)
  • Budgeting (48%)
  • Scheduling (35%)
  • Professional Engineer (33%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Engineering Management (18%)
  • Civil 3D (14%)
  • Customer Contact (14%)
  • Customer Service (12%)
  • Engineering Design (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Environmental Engineering (7%)
  • Highway Design (6%)
  • Structural Design (6%)
  • Roadway Design (5%)
  • Transportation Engineering (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Civil Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Senior Project Engineer
  • Senior Manager, Splunk Traffic Engineering

Similar Occupations

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.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Civil Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Harrison Consulting Solutions (60)
  • Splunk (54)
  • Forms Surfaces (49)
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff (45)
  • HDR Incorporated (43)

North Carolina

  • Toll Brothers Incorporated (7)
  • Nc Department Transportation (7)
  • Delta Oaks Group (5)
  • Starrtrax (4)
  • Esp Associates (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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