Crumbling US Infrastructure to Get a Facelift? Hiring for Civil Engineers Grows
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
Over the past 90 days, organizations in the United States had more than 22,000 job ads available online for Civil Engineers, according to WANTED Analytics (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Construction and infrastructure projects grew healthily during the past several months and brought an increased demand for engineering professionals, with jobs for Civil Engineers growing 16% compared to the same 90-day period in 2011, the most of any engineering occupation. Within civil engineering, some of the most commonly advertised job titles include Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Project Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, and Design Engineer.
As engineering processes and techniques evolve, the skills that are required of potential candidates change, as well. The most commonly required skills in civil engineering job ads include project management, Autodesk AutoCAD, construction management, oral and written communication skills, Microsoft Office, Bentley Microstation, business development, and self-motivation. In addition to traditional engineering skills, such as project and construction management, there are several growing technologies that are frequently specified in job ads for this occupation. For example, experience with computer-aided design (CAD) and specific programs, like Autodesk AutoCAD and Bentley Microstation, more commonly appears as job requirements.
The metropolitan areas where Civil Engineers were most in-demand were Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington (DC), and Denver. While employers in Houston and New York placed the highest number of job ads for this talent pool during the past 90 days, one of the highest year-over-year growth areas was actually Denver where year-over-year hiring demand grew more than 80%.