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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Engineering - Civil & Environmental



Every day, from the water faucet to the highway, you see the work of civil and environmental engineers in action. In fact, you don't just see their work-you use it. Whether you're driving across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, gazing up at the Empire State Building, or canoeing down the Delaware River, you're benefiting from the innovation and ingenuity of engineers who specialize in planning, designing, and supervising the construction of suspension bridges, water treatment facilities, transit systems, and even space satellites. At Rutgers' Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, respected researchers and inquisitive engineers-in-training work together to serve New Jersey and the nation with groundbreaking ideas designed to make our world a better place.

Civil engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines, extending across many technical specialties. Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of facilities essential to modern life. These facilities vary widely in nature, size, and scope and include space satellites and launching facilities, offshore structures, bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, harbors, water supply and wastewater treatment plants. Civil engineers work in diversified areas such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources and environmental engineering, transportation engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, and construction engineering.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Airport Engineer Geological Engineer Project Engineer
Building Plans Examiner Hazardous Waste Specialist Public Utilities Manager
Cartographer Highway Designer Railroad Engineer
City Engineer Hydraulics Engineer Sanitary Engineer
Construction Equipment Design Hydrogeologist Structural Engineer
Cooperative Extension Agent Industrial Traffic Manager Transportation Engineer
Design Engineer Irrigation Engineer Urban/Regional Planner
Director, Traffic & Planning Landscape Architect Waste Mngmt. Engineer, Radioactive Materials
Drafter, Civil Meteorologist Water Pollution Control
Drafter, Structural Mining Engineer Water/Wastewater Plant Manager
Drainage Design Coordinator Natural Resource Manager Waterworks Engineer
Environmental Engineer Oceanographer .
Forest Engineer Production Engineer .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Architectural Firms Electronics Manufacturers Manufacturing Firms
Auto Industry Engineering Firms Pharmaceutical Companies
Banks Environmental Companies Public Utilities
Colleges/Universities Hospitals Retail Organizations
Construction Firms Hotels/Restaurants/Resorts .
Consulting Firms Insurance Companies .


Government Agencies
Army Corps of Engineers Farmers Home Administration National Institute of Standards & Technology
Bureau of Reclamation Fed. Emergency Mgmt. Agency Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Defense Mapping Agency Federal Aviation Administration Tennessee Valley Authority
Department of State Federal Highway Administration U.S. Geological Survey
Department of Transportation Forest Service U.S. Navy
Environmental Protection Agency General Services Administration Urban Mass Transportation Auth.

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
Wohlsen Construction Company Project Engineer Intern

East Brunswick Township Planning and Engineering Department Intern

Cores States Group Civil Project Designer

AT&T MIS Agent

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Engineering - Civil & Environmental
Organization Job Title
Killiam Associates Assistant Engineer

Maplewood Township Asst. Municipal Engineer

Deloitte Capital Project Consultant

Birdsall Engineering Civil Engineer

Goodkind & O'Dea Civil Engineer

Port Authority of NY & NJ Civil Engineer Trainee

Gannett Fleming Civil/Highway Engineer

Edwards & Kelcey, Inc. Construction Inspector

Conesco Industries, Inc. Design Engineer

Taylor Wiseman & Taylor Engineer

Neelam Construction Corp. Engineer/Estimator

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Engineering - Civil & Environmental
Port Auth. of NY & NJ Assoc. Management Engineer

Borough of Princeton Borough Engineer

Yates Restoration Group LTD Chairman

Ebasco Services, Inc. Chief Civil Engineer

Regional Design, NJDOT (Cert. in Public Administration) Chief Engineer

Middlesex County Engineer's Office County Engineer

Republic Properties Corp. Director of Contruction

PMK Group (MS, Engineering Management) Division Manager

U.S. Environ. Protection Agy. Environ. Engineer

Port Auth. of NY & NJ Management Engineer

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Manhattan College MS Civil Engineering

Miami University MS Engineering

MIT MS Civil Engineering

NJIT MS Engineering Management

Rutgers University MS Civil Engineering

Standford University MS Structural Engineering

University of Mississippi Certificate Engineering Management

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