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Boston civil engineering jobs increase

Posted on December 3, 2012

The number of employers hiring for Boston civil engineering jobs is increasing, according to recent data.

WANTED Analytics, a source for business intelligence for the talent marketplace, said that organizations in the United States had more than 22,000 job ads available online for civil engineers.

Jobs for civil engineers grew 16% compared to the same 90-day period in 2011, the most of any engineering occupation.

some of the most commonly advertised job titles include Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Project Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, and Design Engineer.

Areas that were hiring civil engineers include Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington (DC), and Denver. While employers in Houston and New York placed the highest number of job ads for this talent pool during the past 90 days, one of the highest year-over-year growth areas was actually Denver where year-over-year hiring demand grew more than 80%.

The most commonly required skills in civil engineering job ads include project management, Autodesk AutoCAD, construction management, oral and written communication skills, Microsoft Office, Bentley Microstation, business development, and self-motivation. In addition to traditional engineering skills, such as project and construction management, there are several growing technologies that are frequently specified in job ads for this occupation. For example, experience with computer-aided design (CAD) and specific programs, like Autodesk AutoCAD and Bentley Microstation, more commonly appears as job requirements.

Recruiters in Midland, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma are currently experiencing some of the most challenging overall recruiting conditions. Fierce competition among employers to source candidates and fill positions has emerged in these two areas. In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows that the best metropolitan areas for recruiting Civil Engineers are Boston, Massachusetts and Seattle, Washington.