Civil Engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the planning, design, construction operation and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings. Civil Engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering. It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Municipal or Urban Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Materials Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Surveying, Irrigation Engineering, Hydraulics Engineering and Construction Engineering. Civil Engineering takes place on all levels: in the public sector from municipal to federal levels, and in the private sector from individual homeowner’s s to international companies.
Job Opportunities for Civil Engineering Graduates:
As the civil engineering is the most applied, practical and versatile technology in engineering field, therefore there are plenty of job opportunities are available for the civil engineering graduates.
The major employers of civil engineers in government sector are PWD, Local Government & Rural Development, Central Design Office, Planning & Development Department, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority(ERRA), SERRA, Mirpur Development Authority, Perk Development Authority, KDA and Works Departments of Government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Capital Development Authority Islamabad, National Highway Authority, Water and Power Development Authority ,National Logistic Cell, Frontier Works Organization, Research and Development Organizations, Military Lands and Cantonments, Project Management Unit, Punjab Urban Unit, Water and Sanitation Authority, Communication and Works Department, Irrigation Department, Pakistan Railways in Pakistan.
Beside government sector the major strength of civil engineers is utilized in private construction companies such as DESCON, Habib Rafiq Ltd., Saad-ullah Khan Brothers (SKB), National foundation for Resource Development, Resource Development Institute, Binna Good Year, Paragon Construction Pvt. Ltd., Maqbool Associates, Maaksons, Izhar Construction, GRC, Skyways Construction Pvt. Ltd and many more; also in Civil Engineering Consultant Companies such as NESPAK, Usmani Associates, Design men Consultants, and many other consultant companies.
The demand of Civil Engineering Graduates of the country is not only in Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir but in Middle East, Australia, Canada, Europe and African countries, the engineers of our country are already serving and many more will continue in the future.