Companies That Hire Civil Engineers In South Africa

What is a Civil Engineer?

A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering – the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating infrastructure while protecting the public and environmental health, as well as improving existing infrastructure that may have been neglected.

Companies That Hire Civil Engineers In South Africa

Principal Civil Structural Engineer


• Working in a multi-disciplinary team, responsible for the delivery of civil and structural advice, analysis, calculations, reports, and specifications. Take responsibility for leading small projects and sub-tasks from a technical perspective. Communicate designs effectively to the BIM teams, other disciplines, construction personnel, and stakeholders.

Travel is occasionally required for site visits, design reviews, and client meetings, all within the Northwest region. Support and guide more junior team members. Challenge and deliver value engineering solutions. Confident and authoritative in front of clients.

Civil Structural Engineer


• Provide technical support to Project Management and participate in project teams

• Stay abreast of technological advancements in relevant discipline

• Assist in technical evaluations for discipline for projects in various

• developmental stages, by applying appropriate evaluation methods and

• project management principles • Conduct project scoping and bill of quantities

• Conduct investigations and make recommendations on appropriate

• Engineering techniques

• Conduct audits on installations, equipment and facilities

• Conduct project planning, coordination, and implementation

• Conduct preventative maintenance and root-cause problem-solving

• Ensure civil/structural infrastructure performance is optimized

• Provide accurate feedback to customers


• BEng Civil Engineering or BTech Civil Engineering (Essential/Minimum)

• Registered: Engineering Council of SA (PrEng or PrTech)

• Diploma Project Management (Recommended/Desirable)

Are civil engineers in demand in South Africa?

Civil Engineering Salary in South African Rands in 2024

Yes, civil engineering is one of those professions that are high in demand in South Africa.

How long do you study to become a Civil Engineer in South Africa?

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science (Eng) in Civil Engineering. Students learn about the various civil engineering areas during lectures and also have practical sessions in labs.

What subjects do you need to become a civil engineer in South Africa?

To obtain a Nated National Certificate Civil Engineering N1-2), a student is required to take a total of 4 subjects.

  • Mathematics.
  • Building Science.
  • Building Drawing.
  • Bricklaying and Plastering Theory; or.
  • Plumbing Theory; or.
  • Carpentry and Roofing Theory.