Civil and Environmental Engineering

The roads, dams, bridges, water treatment plants and all other public projects that affect society’s daily lives are developed by civil engineers. Civil engineers also perform the structural design and analysis of buildings, such as skyscrapers. Other areas of civil engineering include construction project management, construction automation, environmental engineering, traffic analysis, and mechanics of materials.

Environmental engineers are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues. Environmental engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies and evaluate the significance of the municipal sewage and industrial wastewater systems. They analyze scientific data, research controversial projects, and perform quality control checks.

Job Titles

Air Quality EngineerProduct Safety Engineer
Architectural EngineerProject Engineer
City EngineerProject Manager*
Civil EngineerQuality Assurance Manager*
Civil Engineering Manager*Quality Control Manager*
Construction ManagersRailroad Design Consultant
Design EngineerResearch Hydraulic Engineer
EngineerSolid Waste Engineer
Hazardous Waste EngineerStructural Engineer
Industrial Health EngineerTransportation and Highway Systems Manager
Product Safety EngineerWater Resources Engineer

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
C.E. Floyd Company Inc.Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
ClearStakTEC Inc.


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Environmental RegulationTransportation

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Engineering Cities internships
  • HEV and PHEV technologies internships
  • Problem Internships
  • Sustainable Solutions to Emerging Environmental Challenges

The following website may assist in finding summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

National Science Foundation

Use NUworksHandshake,, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Career Conversation:  Careers in Sustainability 1
Careers in Clean Energy
Environmental Justice
IT & Engineering Careers in Healthcare

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

For additional student involvement opportunities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities.

LinkedIn Groups