Civil Engineers design and maintain roads, bridges, dams and similar structures, as well as vital underground networks that connect buildings to water and other infrastructure.
- Discover Engineering
Engineering is a dynamic and rewarding career option!
It's creative. It’s innovative. It’s shaping the world around us.
Throughout history it has been engineers and construction consultants that have shaped and improved our lives. In our landscapes they are responsible for ensuring buildings, bridges and other structures stand up, managing our transport systems, conserving buildings that already exist and offering solutions to environmental problems.
A career in the built environment could mean so many things: project management through to structural engineering and transport planning to finance.
Click below to learn more about how you could build your future at Curtins.
Explore Our Place
An Interactive Photography Exhibition
Through the portraiture lens, their eyes and their stories, Our Place explores the symbiotic relationship between Leeds and those who have lived, worked or studied here.
Filming and production of this exhibition was carried out by our marketing team and specialist videographers so that it could be viewed by anyone from anywhere – this is what a career construction can look like too!
Learn more about the lives of people behind the buildings and structures we see in our cities through this interactive 360 gallery tour.
Construction and Engineering Job Roles
At Curtins, we have seven areas of engineering services that each contribute to a different aspects of construction projects. Follow the links below to learn more about what people do in these roles, and what they studied to get there.
Structural engineers help design and build structures, from houses and hospitals to skyscrapers and suspension bridges.
Environmental engineers create solutions that help protect, restore and preserve the planet.
Transport planning is a broad church. It plays a vital role in how and where we live, work and socialise by connecting these places together.
Structural engineers specialising in conservation and heritage play a very important role in protecting and restoring important old structures, such as castles and cathedrals.
Without appropriate management, accidents could happen on any construction project. Health & Safety experts protect people from injury.
Resources for Schools
We have STEM ambassadors across our offices who volunteer as role models to help inspire students about roles in construction and engineering. To discuss a careers event at your school or college, please contact our office nearest to you.
Roles in construction are varied – from structural engineering to legal – and no two pathways are the same. Download our CVs for Schools for examples of the careers paths from Curtins’ people.