Civil engineers are integral for helping to create roads, build bridges and maintain transportation and structural infrastructures that we all depend on in the cities and towns around the world. So, it comes as no surprise that civil engineers continue to stay in demand in the job market, regardless of where in the work they are. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11-percent growth in demand for civil engineers between 2016 and 2026. This is much higher than the average growth rate in other engineering disciplines.
But if you want to carve out your own path of success as a civil engineer, it's worth drawing inspiration from the civil engineering professionals who have created their own successful career paths. Here are some of the most successful civil engineers and their stories of success.