Structural engineers – creating the basis for successful buildings
Structural engineers play a major role in both the construction of new buildings and the conversion of existing buildings. They calculate the statics of buildings, engineering structures and other structural works by determining, for example, how strong the walls and ceilings of a house must be.
Which opportunities do structural engineers have on the labour market?
Structural engineers have good career prospects. The number of structural engineers subject to social insurance contributions has risen continuously throughout Germany during the last few years. They can work in a wide variety of industries, e.g. in the construction industry, in engineering offices or in the service sector. Approximately 15 per cent of all structural engineers work in public administration. It is also possible to work as a freelancer in a planning office.