Constructing city-size bases, airfields and harbor facilities. Managing large budgets and ambitious public works plans. Overseeing skilled construction professionals around the globe. This is the job of the Officers who make up the Civil Engineer Corps in America’s Navy.
As part of the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, 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 workers (Seabees) in the construction of airfields, bridges, ports or buildings – all in support of both humanitarian outreach and military deployment.
As a Navy Civil Engineer, you may work at Navy bases or ports of call around the globe. You may be deployed to help develop or rebuild areas affected by natural disasters. Your day-to-day work may be indoors, outdoors, in a shop environment or in office surroundings.
Those entering the Civil Engineer Corps must first attend Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, R.I., followed by Civil Engineer Corps Officer School – where you’ll receive specialized training needed for Navy projects, including management, administration, contract management, public works, and specialized military roles such as Construction Battalions.
Education and Scholarship Opportunities:
Beyond professional credentials and certifications, Navy Civil Engineers can advance their education by:
– Participating in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Navy (SOCNAV) Degree Program
– Pursuing opportunities at institutions such as Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) or Navy War College (NWC)
– Completing Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) at one of the various service colleges
– Prospective Navy Civil Engineers may qualify for the Civil Engineer Collegiate (CEC) Program, which provides you up to $113,100 while pursuing your engineering or architecture degree.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the program, please contact LT Dane Jacobson at 503-941-6819 or firstname.lastname@example.org