Recent Civil Engineering Jobs in Pakistan

Civil Engineer Career Guide

Civil Engineers and civil diploma engineers work in numerous field of construction industry. They work for private contracting firms, consultants, or in government bodies and clients. Your job nature can vary from company to company. You may have to work in field for long-hours in harsh conditions or you may get an opportunity to work in design or management team.

Common job positions for civil engineers in Pakistan

Here’re some positions and designations on which you can be pointed in Pakistan:

  • Building control surveyor
  • CAD technician
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Estimator or Estimation Engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Geotech Engineer
  • Environment and Safety Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Junior or Senior Engineer
  • Associate Engineer
  • Sub Engineer
  • Office Engineer
  • Highway Engineer
  • Executive Engineer
  • Sub-divisional engineer (SDO)
  • Chief Engineer
  • Principle Engineer

Some other areas where your degree would be handy includes:

  • Building services engineer
  • Construction manager
  • Engineering geologist
  • Fire risk assessor
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Patent attorney
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Urban designer

How to get some Experience?

Although organizations do offer job opportunities for fresh civil engineers as junior engineers, trainee engineers, and paid internship programs without experience. But in most of the cases, you need to have experience of minimum 1-2 years handling construction work. The experience requirement is more for construction supervision jobs while for construction execution the experience requirement would be lesser.

If you’re new and don’t have much work experience, try to engage with some organizations through summer internships or trainings. A lot of contracting firms in Pakistan like DESCON, National Logistic Cell (NLC), FWO (Frontier Work Organization), Habib Construction Services, Banumukhtar company, Sachal engineering works, and MAKSONs do offer paid internship programs. We also enlist these opportunities here.

So, search for such placements and know if you’re eligible to apply.

Range of opportunities

As a qualified civil engineer in Pakistan, you can find work in a range of sectors, particularly in the construction sector, on buildings and large structures of all kinds, transport and communications infrastructure.

Construction industry of Pakistan is booming and the scope is too vast.

You can also work for employers involved in the production, storage and distribution of electricity, gas and water.

Locations

Vacancies arise across the Pakistan and overseas, with a range of contractors and consultancies. Most of such opportunities are in bigger cities of Pakistan like Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Gilgit, Multan, Mianwali, DI Khan, Bhakkar, Hyderabad,  Gujranwala, Sargodha, Sukkur, Mardan, Okara, Jhang, Abbotabad, Muzaffarabad, Chiniot, Mirpur, Jhelum, Chakwal, Charsadda, and Attock.

There are also opportunities to work in-house for a variety of national and multinational organizations, particularly within the public sector. Local authorities, government departments and environmental organizations, for example, employ civil engineers to set up project specifications and draft tender documents.

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