Demand Analysis for Civil Engineering Professionals in Building Design and Project Management

According to the recent report of Royal institute of chartered surveyors, till 2020 there will be need of 400,000 civil engineering professionals but today there are only 65,000 professionals available. In last 3 to 4 years, software and IT professionals were highly in demand in private companies and students were also getting 90% jobs in the computer science branch and so there was a paradigm shift in that side which has created a huge deficient of the professionals in civil engineering line. Now because of the urban development which includes building of smart cities and other infrastructure development projects the demand of good design civil engineers in India is growing tremendously. Indian government has declared to give Rs.56, 000,000,000,000 for the development of India. For getting good salary civil engineers need to have a good hands on knowledge of the latest computer aided software in civil engineering design and project management. According to the latest report by NASSCOMM, In future civil engineers are going to have good demands.

The applications of Civil Engineering are the broadest and the most visible among all other branches of engineering. The credit for all those mighty power plants, dams, airports, seaports, highways, inland waterways and industrial plants goes to sound architectural/civil design and better project management.

Civil Engineers can be appointed by Government Departments, Real Estate Societies, Power Plants, Transportation, Private and Public Sector Undertakings, Consultancy Firms, Industrial Plants & Building, Housing and Urban Development and Teaching Institutions.

Top companies hiring Civil Engineers are Antant Access, Ajay Kadam Association, Dr. Kelkar Consultants Pvt Ltd. Jaypee Group, Larsen and Tubro, Simplex Projects Ltd. Vadakar and Associates. RDS Projects Ltd. Macro Marvel Infrastructure Corporation Ltd. IVRCL Infrastructure & Projects Ltd. Hiranandani Construction Pvt. Ltd. Balaji Railroad Systems Ltd. etc.

A civilgraduate engineer or architect earns an average salary of Rs.2, 40000 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. The skills that increase pay in this job the most are:civil drafting using AutoCAD, building design using Revit Architecture, building services using Revit MEP, project management through Primavera and Building information modelling (BIM).

Following chart shows the most popular skills for Civil engineers/Architects and what effect each skill has on salary (for freshers):

Skill Average Annual Salary (Freshers)
Building information modelling Rs. 3, 84, 000
Revit Structure/Architecture Rs. 3, 00, 000
Revit MEP Rs. 3,00, 000
Project management Rs. 3, 60, 000
AutoCAD Rs. 2, 50, 000

Effect of Structure design, Building services,Building information modelling Skill on Salary (Percentage wise)

Civil drafting  10%
Revit Architecture  25%
Revit Structure  25%
Revit MEP  25%
Project Management using Primavera/MS Project  40-45%
Building information modelling  60-70%

National Average Salary for Civil Engineers: Rs. 340,631

A fresher can expect salary in the following range:
  • BE/B.Tech Civil/ B Arch:15,000 INR to 35,000 INR per month
  • Diploma in Civil/Architectural assistantship: 10,000 INR to 22,000 INR per month

Top 3 certifications employers are looking for Industrial Engineers:
  • Revit Architecture /Revit MEP
  • Primavera
  • Building information Modelling (BIM)
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