Civil Engineer Cover Letter [Samples]

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Sample 1 – Civil Engineer Cover Letter

Josh Allen
454 14th Street, Apt. 314
Washington, DC 28996

November 04, 2021

Carson Clark
HR Manager
XYZ Engineer Company
Cherry Hill, NJ 28996

RE: Civil Engineer, Ref# 228857, 11/01/2019

Dear Mr. Clark:

I am submitting my resume in response to the recently advertised civil engineer position at XYZ Engineer Company

I believe that my training and experience closely match your requirements and my additional qualifications in AutoCad will make me an asset to your organization.

Some key points that are relevant to this civil engineer position include:

  • Analyzed long range plans, maps, and other data to plan and design projects
  • Compiled and submitted permit applications to federal agencies, verifying that projects comply with various regulations
  • Managed the repair, maintenance, and replacement of public and private infrastructures
  • Analyzed the results of tests on building materials for use in particular projects
  • I have proven myself to be a highly motivated civil engineer with the ability to remain focused in high stress environments.

I am convinced that my commitment to meeting clients expectations and the ability to function as an integral part of a team would allow me to make a valuable contribution to the tradition of excellence at ABC Civil Company.

A challenging environment such as yours will give me the opportunity to make the best use of my skills and experience as a civil engineer.

I would welcome the opportunity to interview for this position and discuss how I can fulfill your requirements. Please contact me via phone or email to arrange a mutually convenient time and date for us to meet.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.


Josh Allen

Sample 2 – Civil Engineer Cover Letter

Full Name
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number
Email Address


Name of Manager
Name of Company
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. [Last Name of Manager]:

I am responding to an ad I saw on Linkedin, for a civil engineer position. I have attached my resume for you to review, and you will be able to see I am more than qualified for the job.

While I have had great jobs in the past that have been in the Nonresidential Building Construction industry, I have always seemed to get in with a company that has went under or downsized.

The biggest concern for me is to not only find a job that pays well, but also find a company that is well established.

I have done some research on the [Name of Company] and must say I am pleased by what I have found. 

This company has a strong history for success and has great tenor among the employees. I feel with my experience and drive would be a great addition to your company.

I am available to work the hours specified in the ad and any overtime that might be needed.

Please review my resume and see how my qualification would match your needs in a position. I can be reached at 555-890-7659 to discuss this position further. It would be a privilege to work for such a wonderful company.



Full Name

Cover Letter Tips:

• The letter should be short and to the point. No more than one page.
• The sentences should also be short. 
• The letter should be written on the same paper as the resume and use the same font and header.
• The letter should be included with the resume.
• The letter should be typed in formal business-letter style and not handwritten.