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Construction Materials Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Researches and develops materials used in civil engineering and construction projects. Studies the composition, properties and performance of materials used to build roads, bridges and other big construction projects. Engineers and tests construction materials.

Job Outlook

There were 0 Construction Materials Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 23 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Materials Engineer industry, which includes the Construction Materials Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Construction Materials Engineer 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 $83,820.

State

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Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Construction Materials Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $71,998.

Education and Experience

Posted Construction Materials Engineer 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 Degree58%
Master's Degree11%
Doctoral Degree32%
Other0%

Posted Construction Materials Engineer 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 years33%
3 to 5 years28%
6 to 8 years6%
9+ years33%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Construction Materials Engineer 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 (35%)
  • Planning (35%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (30%)
  • Organizational Skills (26%)
  • Presentation Skills (26%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Materials Engineering (39%)
  • Materials Science (35%)
  • Materials Testing (26%)
  • Budgeting (22%)
  • Construction Management (22%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Chemistry (17%)
  • Civil Engineering (17%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (17%)
  • Cost Control (13%)
  • Customer Service (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Fuel Cell (4%)
  • Highway Construction (4%)
  • Machining (4%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (4%)
  • Materials Selection (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.

  • Manufacturing Processes (4%) – marginal value $4,653
  • Materials Selection (4%) – marginal value $2,297
  • Materials Processing (4%) – marginal value $2,087
  • Microbiologic Testing (4%) – marginal value $1,632
  • Nondestructive Testing (NDT) (4%) – marginal value $1,381

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Construction Materials Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Materials Engineer
  • Senior Materials Engineer
  • Senior Material Analyst
  • Material Science Engineer
  • Planning Engineer Supervisor

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 Construction Materials Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • KBR (6)
  • Bureau of Land Management (3)
  • Northstar Incorporated (2)
  • Owens Corning (2)
  • Barry Isett Associates Incorporated (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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