Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction & Property

Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction &
Purple Door has produced a series of career guides providing you with the key starting points to help you
find out more about the industry and the opportunities available.
As part of your job hunting strategy you will need to keep up to date on developments in the sector and
keep track of any vacancies that are coming up. You may also want to draw up a short list of companies
that you would like to work for. The knowledge you gain will help you to target your applications, you can
also use the information you have found to ask intelligent and informed questions at interviews.
Further information in relation to this occupational sector can be found at Please be aware some
occupational areas will be represented in more than one career guide so you may need to look at others in
the series.
Sector overview
 - The Engineering, the Construction and the Property Sector overview is a
useful information guide focussing on the diverse range of jobs within this sector. It also has jobs,
case studies and occupation profiles. - Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering sector has
jobs, advice, training, news and events. - A
comprehensive guide to ‘Careers in Property’ and associated professions.
Latest trends and news
 - Company profiles, case studies, other useful information about specific
companies (such as turnover), when and how did they started, their slogan, who the shareholders
are etc. - Jobs, news, events and jobs for planning, housing and
 - All you need to know about careers for graduate engineers.
Find out what industry sectors you can work in, how much you could earn and how to apply for jobs.
 -The New Civil Engineer Online version of the New Civil Engineer magazine
providing news, analysis, interviews, and features for UK Civil Engineering sector.
 - The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering
 - The Engineer is the essential magazine for engineers.
 - Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
 - Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies
in the UK.
 - Royal Institute of British Architects professional body has jobs, advice
news and events.
 - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) professional engineering
 - Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) promotes the career
of building services engineers and provides information on training, events, news and journals.
 - Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the professional body for people involved in
housing and communities. Their website provides housing news, advice, events and jobs.
Vacancy sources
 - Access Purple Door ‘Jobs Board’ to search the latest vacancies,
save job searches and set up job alerts.
 - Job site for the engineering sector. Vacancies include electrical,
mechanical, design, environmental and civil engineering positions.
 - Guardian job site with specialist section on business,
finance and law graduate jobs.
 - News, blogs and jobs.
 - Construction industry jobs board posting national and international job
 - The global recruitment website for the building, civil engineering,
infrastructure, energy and oil and gas industries.
Recruitment Consultants
 - Global recruitment agency offering vacancies in civil engineering, property and
 - A provider of property jobs right across the UK.
 - Fast stream's Civil Engineering division
specialises in all aspects of civil engineering recruitment.
Employer directories and listings
We have a range of resources available at Purple Door to help you draw up a list of companies that you
may be interested in. If you are thinking of making speculative applications then contact us to find out how
we can help.
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication at the time of
printing. However, this information could be subject to change. Updated October 2014.
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