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.

Industry Snapshot

global heavy and civil engineering construction market Growth (9.7 CAGR)  

average age of employed civil engineers

average salary of a civil engineer

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 continues to grow.

This has created challenges for HR teams at civil engineering firms, who have to balance the need to quickly scale hiring while maintaining the high quality standards.

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

We’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the qualities that influence success in popular roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants advance.

We Understand

Civil Engineering Roles

Between preparing structure specifications and ensuring they are operating safely, consistently and efficiently, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring these critical roles.

We have over two decades helping clients identify candidates for some of the most popular engineering roles that exceed performance targets and align well with firm culture.

popular roles include:

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

What Makes a Rockstar
Employee at an Engineering Firm?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients, from large engineering firms to smaller companies staffing one or two engineers a year.

As a result of this research, we have identified a proven profile of knowledge, abilities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

Civil Engineering Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in civil engineering roles, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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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

  • Attention to Detail: being careful and thorough about detail

  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities

  • Safety Orientation: being rule-conscious and compliance-minded

These civil engineering Firms Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Engineering Assessment

HighMatch’s Engineering Assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures personality, aptitude and skills right out of the box.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles. These profiles were built by our workplace psychologists and are validated for accuracy.

For larger organizations, HighMatch can build a personalized assessment tailored to your specific role and culture.

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Civil Engineering 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.


  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication

  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way


Great People Are Better Than A Great Process

Listen to Dr. Craig Ellis, HighMatch’s Chief Workplace Psychologist, as he joins Devon Tilly, host of The Art of Construction to discuss the current issues facing construction companies as they try and hire, train and retain top talent during a talent shortage.

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Civil Engineering Skills

We approach skills testing differently than everyone else. HighMatch skills tests, powered by our modern, testing engine, are short and candidate-friendly.

They are also highly personalized, compiled by our team of workplace psychologists from a pool of components and tailored to measure what matters most in the role.

Skills testing is an important piece of the puzzle, however it’s rarely the whole solution. Our clients couple skills testing with other components to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.


  • Microsoft Excel: A quick, mobile-friendly assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Excel

  • Math Fundamentals: A short, fast skills assessment that tests candidate’s understanding of basic math concepts

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Blueprint Basics and Project Management Basics, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify 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.

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

Executive Sponsor, Construction


Wayne Homes 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.



Industry Report

Tackling Construction’s Staffing Shortage

Demand for housing is sky-high, but a litany of issues is preventing builders from being able to seize the moment.

This report uncovers the gaps in the builder labor pool and offers tips to identify the right candidates, accelerate hiring, and set the foundation for new hires to be successful.


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HighMatch Civil Engineering Skill Assessment

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