Highways, roads and bridges are the backbone of the transportation system, yet increasing demand, advancing age, and damage caused by natural disasters have brought many nation’s central artery to a state of critical condition.
To tackle the deterioration, the Civil Engineering industry is tasked with addressing the consequences of the past while forging a new vision for the future, alongside an increasingly tightening talent pool.
Substantial investment has subsequently been allocated in the US, with President Biden signing a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into his economic agenda, aimed to deliver $550 billion of new federal investments in America’s infrastructure over five years, incorporating everything from bridges and roads to the nation’s broadband, water and energy systems.
But while adequate funding is essential, the industry faces an increasingly tight workforce shortage likely to be further exacerbated as works ramp up to meet requirements. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a need for about 25,000 new Civil Engineers each year throughout this decade, while Moody’s Analytics predicts more than 800,000 relevant jobs to be generated at the project’s peak in the middle of the decade.
The influence of digitization is key within the future of Civil & Transportation globally, enabling rapid transformation in critical areas, from design to planning to management and beyond. Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are an exciting development in the industry, which are being used around the world in response to an increasing number of vehicles on the road. The demand for transport professionals with digital and project management skills will therefore only increase.
LVI Associates has expert knowledge within Civil and Transportation, as one of the best talent partners in the industry for both Civil professionals and businesses looking to hire.