Geotechnical jobs, also known as civil engineering jobs, are those which are primarily concerned with the design, construction and maintenance of different buildings or features of the natural or physical environment. In this article, you shall be provided with details on the field and how to find jobs in it.
What are civil engineer careers? Civil engineering is a professional discipline in engineering (distinguished from military engineering) where the workers are involved in constructing works such as bridges, tunnels, canals, reservoirs, dam, theme parks and buildings. It is sub-divided into many categories such as environmental engineering, construction engineering, surveying, municipal/urban engineering, water resource engineering, transportation engineering and coastal engineering. As civil engineers frequently deal with the ever-expanding richest companies in the world, there is a lot of money in civil engineering, especially right at the top. At school Budding geotechnical engineers will gain a lot of favour from employers and course providers if they show an early aptitude/passion for engineering. This may manifest itself in helping ‘dad’ with the car or the DIY, or even making their own products, such as go-karts. At school, doing well and having a passion for subjects such as electronics and woodwork (or, ‘resistant materials’) will help. It is advisable that the budding engineer then chooses to do at least one or two technical subjects at A-level to help him get into a similar course at the university. It is technically possible to get a prestigious civil engineering job without a university education, but very difficult because there is a lot of technical knowledge needed.
How to get these jobs
At university At university, it is advised to study engineering or a related subject. This will teach the person a lot of the technical and theoretical knowledge of engineering. University courses in technical subjects such as this also often offer sandwich placements or years in industry, which are good ways of gaining experience and contacts in the job market - also useful when people graduate. How to get these jobs The university careers service which nearly all universities offer is a good place to start when looking for geotechnical engineering jobs. They may point one in the direction of graduate recruitment books/sites which offer engineers a fast-tracking into prestigious roles in the field. There are also several specific job sites advertising geotechnical engineers jobs, in addition to the major players such as Jobsite, Monster and Reed.