As part of the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, you can receive unrivaled hands-on experience and advanced training in civil engineering areas including architecture, construction engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, land surveying, structural engineering, transportation engineering and community planning. You’ll quickly find yourself in charge of vital Navy projects, where you might:
- Oversee construction of everything from runways to docks to buildings of all kinds
- Supervise and manage utilities and other critical services
- Manage a variety of skilled construction workers (Seabees)
- Arrange budgets and schedules
- Approve completed work
More specifically, you can focus your work on any or all of the following areas:
Contract Management – Be the primary contact between Navy and civilian contractors, managing contracts worth up to hundreds of millions of dollars. Handle every aspect of a project, from overseeing construction, to resolving design problems, to ensuring that payments are correctly processed.
Public Works – Assume responsibility for any of the hundreds of Navy shore facilities – some as large as entire cities. Supervise and maintain utilities. Oversee construction and repair, manage budgets, approve public works plans and provide services to visiting ships.
Construction Battalions – Command up to 600 Enlisted Seabee construction workers in the construction of airfields, bridges, ports or buildings – all in support of both humanitarian outreach and military deployment.
Prospective Navy Civil Engineers may qualify for the Civil Engineer Collegiate (CEC) Program, which provides up to $139,000 while you are pursuing your engineering or architecture degree. You could earn between $2,900 and $5,800 per month, depending on your rank and BAH while in school. The national average is $3,900 per month.
Following your initial tour as a Civil Engineer, you can attend the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA, where you may be able to earn a master’s or doctoral degree while being paid full-time.
Opportunities for further education within this platform include:
- Navy College Program
- VOLED Assistance Center
- VOLED Region Advisors
- Navy War College (NWC)
- USAF Air University Air Command and Staff College
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Pay: $35,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- On call
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)