pre-employment assessments for

Civil Engineering Companies

Our Civil Engineering Skill Assessment is the perfect fit for HR teams in civil engineering organizations looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.

As infrastructure continues to age across the country and government investment in civil projects is at an all-time high, the need for civil engineers to manage these projects is greater than ever.  This has created unique challenges for HR teams at civil engineering firms, who have to balance the need to quick scale their hiring while maintaining the highest quality standards.

At HighMatch, we have over 15+ years of experience partnering with architecture, engineering and design firms of all sizes.

Over the years, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the qualities that influence success in the most common civil engineering roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

Some of our civil engineering clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular civil engineering roles such as:

  • Civil Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Staff Engineer
  • Civil Project Engineer
  • Civil Structural Engineer

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your organization?

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HighMatch Civil Engineering Skill Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable civil engineering skill assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your firm.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

Civil Engineering Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in construction professional services, and are frequently requested by our clients.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Analytical Thinking: analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Safety Orientation: being rule-conscious and compliance-minded with regard to safety processes and guidelines

“Unlike some other well-known assessment tools in the marketplace, it’s easy to administer and simple to interpret. No training is necessary to understand how to read their reports!”

Executive Sponsor, Construction

CPS Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in civil engineering.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Spatial Visualization: the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with physical/digital systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system
  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly
  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify the Most Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

Civil Engineering Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Blueprint Basics: This assessment measures an individual’s understanding and knowledge of prints used in a construction
  • Blueprint Reading: This test covers a person’s knowledge of non-specific-trade blueprint reading and blueprint symbols
  • Civil Engineering: This test measures the knowledge of structural engineering, transportation engineering, surveying, geotechnical engineering and water resources engineering
  • Electricians: This test covers all areas of electrical installations and repair, with he vast majority of questions are technical in nature
  • Geoinformatics Engineering: This test measures the knowledge of remote sensing, digital image processing, digital photogrammetry, planning and surveying, geology, GIS and drilling Engineering
  • HVAC: This test involves a wide variety of systems and covers topics like Refrigerants, Safety, Heating and Cooling
  • Welding: This test is designed to verify a person’s general knowledge of MIG welding

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more construction skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our Services team today.


Wayne Homes dramatically reduces turnover using HighMatch screening

Read how one custom home builder optimized their screening process by applying a competency filter provided by HighMatch, and saw significant reductions in turnover as a result.


Download our
‘Reducing Turnover’ Fact Sheet

Bad hires can have a ripple effect across your organization, impacting revenue and profitability, causing delays in mission-critical projects and rupturing team dynamics.

Download our Reducing Turnover Fact Sheet for additional facts around the true cost of turnover, and learn how the right pre-employment assessment can, in many cases, pay for itself via reductions in turnover.


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HighMatch Civil Engineering Skill Assessment

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