Civil Engineering Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Civil Engineering Director make in the United States? The average Civil Engineering Director salary in the United States is $212,586 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $187,847 and $234,394. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Directs a department of civil engineers and their projects. Oversees overall schedules and ensures procedures are in place so that work is completed on time. Establishes quality control and safety policies. Maintains relationships with management, team members, and important clients and subcontractors. Coordinates new critical project partners and helps foster relationships between management and those new business prospects. Makes resource allocation and staffing decisions. Has deep and broad engineering knowledge and experience. Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering. May require a Professional Engineer License (PE). Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2023

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