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Civil Engineering CV Template (Text Format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Meticulous Civil Engineer with 6+ years of experience in project planning and integration, resource utilisation, risk management, and cost control. Registered ICE and IStructE member. Possess a track record of designing sustainable structures in compliance with HSE requirements and regulations. Demonstrated ability to build robust relationships with contractors and stakeholders to achieve project deliverables. Seeking to use proven project management skills to manage cross-functional teams in planning and executing construction projects within time and budget constraints.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Derza Project Management, Manchester

Civil Engineer, August 2018 – Present

  • Supervise and train 8+ junior civil engineers and interns to conduct site inspections in line with approved test plans
  • Perform the rebound hammer test to determine the strength of concrete in existing buildings
  • Help minimise financial loss and wastage through effective management of site materials
  • Manage project resources and financial estimates
  • Used machine learning to design a deep learning algorithm to assess the quality of construction materials and identify suitable options, thereby increasing productivity by 27%

Build Smart, Leeds

Civil Site Engineer, March 2018 – July 2020

  • Assisted in the field work of a construction project worth £5 million
  • Carried out successful tests to determine the mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of selected pozzolans
  • Researched and identified 4 suitable pozzolans to combine with Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) for use in construction projects, significantly reducing cost by 30%
  • Determined the best type of foundation for building using the thumb penetration test
  • Handled 13 forensic investigations into damaged roads and bridges
  • Identified 5 major latent and patent defects in constructions and offered reasonable suggestions for a solution

V&G, Bristol

Junior Construction Engineer, January 2016 – February 2018

  • Prepared 10+ bid proposals, deeds, public reports, and environmental impact statements weekly
  • Collaborated with the project manager in mobilising and establishing the construction site
  • Conducted 5+ major quality control tests to ensure construction projects meet the client’s standards and guidelines
  • Oversaw all site activities and communicated with subcontractors to achieve project schedules and the timely delivery of materials
  • Used AutoCAD to create and evaluate 35+ design plans and blueprints to ensure conformance to construction requirements

EDUCATION

University of Salford (2015 – 2016)

MSc in Construction Management

Relevant Modules: Construction Health and Safety and Environment, Value and Risk Management, Operational Project Management, Developing Effective Project Teams, Construction Scheduling and Control

Dissertation Topic: An Analysis of the Use of Building Information Model in Construction Management

University of Salford (2012 – 2015)

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Upper second class honours (2:1)

Chorlton High School, Manchester (2005 – 2012)

A-levels: Maths (A), Physics (A), English Literature (A)
GCSEs: 10 A-C including Maths, English, Computer Science, and Geography

KEY SKILLS

  • Machine learning & artificial intelligence
  • Skilled in CAD Software (AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D)
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Strong knowledge of physics and mathematics
  • Excellent communication, organisational, and problem-solving skills
  • Expert in using Minitab and MathWorks MATLAB

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

  • Spending time in nature
  • Cooking
  • Listening to music

20 skills to list on your civil engineering CV

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

Civil engineers design and construct public works projects such as roads, bridges, and dams. They must have a strong understanding of mathematics and physics to calculate the loads that these structures will bear and to design them accordingly. Civil engineers must also be skilled in drafting and in using computer-aided design (CAD) software.

When you make your CV for civil engineering work, you should highlight your job-specific hard skills (trained abilities) such as maths and physics skills, as well as your experience with CAD software. But you’ll also need to showcase your soft skills (personality traits that enable success in the workplace, like communication skills) to give the recruiter an idea of how well you can work as part of their engineering team.

Hard skills should be listed in your skills section, while soft skills should be woven in to your work experience bullet points, like this:

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills by managing a team of 15 engineers and technicians, successfully completing a $50 million infrastructure project ahead of schedule and under budget

Here are examples of hard and soft skills that can help your civil engineering CV make a positive impression on employers:

 

  • Surveying
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Design skills
  • Technical writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Project management skills
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Leadership
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Risk assessment and management skills
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Civil engineering equipment (e.g., clinometers, magnetic locators)
  • Civil engineering software tools (e.g., SkyCiv Structural 3D, Kenesto)

 


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