Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salary
Job Description for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering
Staff engineer in civil engineering are responsible for organizing administrative and engineering tasks in civil engineering projects. One of their main responsibilities include performing civil and structural engineering work based on project requirements. They also use their technical knowledge to actively participate in business meetings and make recommendations based on research, observations, and experience. These engineers must follow strict safety regulations while on site, as well as possess strong analytical skills and pay strong attention to detail for each project.Read More...
Staff engineers also plan and conduct code research and apply it to the tasks assigned to them. They compare design options and document findings, produce detailed civil engineering reports, review technical and civil engineering drawings, and make revisions accordingly. They use a personal computer as one of their main tools to modify sketches and other drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) applications. These staff engineers use spreadsheet and other office software to make budget calculations and proposals as well. Generally, staff engineer in civil engineering report their progress to the senior civil engineer on site or project supervisor.
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field is required for this position. Relevant experience is generally required or preferred as well. Industry and leadership certifications may be beneficial. Staff engineers in civil engineering must have advanced knowledge of civil engineering standards and practices, as well as familiarity with AutoCAD software.
Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Tasks
- Evaluate data as to scope, effect on existing installation, economic value, long range planning and budgetary considerations.
- Formulate the basis for an engineering study or project or design in any basic or special engineering field.
- Lead and recommend new continuous improvement solutions for installations or modifications to improve existing facilities.
- Prepare approvals of the problem solving report plans, schedules and provides coordination and work direction.
- Estimate costs, prepare justifications and complete expenditure requests as required.
Common Career Paths for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering
Though some Civil Engineering Staff Engineers move into positions like Engineering Project Manager (where the average salary is $89K), this progression is not the norm. Civil Engineers or Project Engineers are common next-step roles for Civil Engineering Staff Engineers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Civil Engineers is $3K higher on average, and it's $10K higher for Project Engineers.
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Popular Skills for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Staff Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Geographic Information Systems, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, and Microstation are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know AutoCAD and Project Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Civil Engineering Staff Engineers make a median salary of $78K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $74K.