To do this work, you need a degree in a field like civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, or construction engineering, construction management, or a similar technical bachelor of science degree.
Civil engineers design and build communities. They oversee large construction projects and systems ranging from bridges to water supply and sewage treatment. Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions ranging from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer. Others work in design, construction, research and teaching.
Civil engineers work on complex projects, so they usually specialize in one of several areas:
Civil engineers need a bachelor's degree either in civil engineering or civil engineering technology. They typically need a graduate degree and licensure for promotion to senior positions. Though licensure requirements vary within the U.S., civil engineers must usually obtain a license to practice in the locations where they provide services publicly.