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Civil Engineer Recommendation Letter

A civil engineer recommendation letter can be written for an engineer who is applying for employment with a government public works department, a private construction company or university research program. The letter can be written by a professor or instructor who taught the applicant, an employer or a past client.


This sample civil engineer recommendation letter is for a recent college graduate. She is applying for a job in the civil engineering department of a construction company. It is from an engineer at a government public works department where the applicant did a year-long internship before receiving her engineering degree.

Dear Mr. Fletcher:

I am writing this letter to ask you to seriously consider Violet Craig for the entry level civil engineer position at your construction firm; XYZ Contractors, Inc. Violet recently completed a one-year internship with the ABC State Public Works Department where she excelled in every area in which she was given civil engineering assignments. A quick study, Violet moved at a fast pace from the simplest assignments to much more complex ones that impact the safety of the public in our state. I understand that she is graduating with honors from ABC University in just two weeks.

I would love to offer Violet a job with the ABC State Public Works Department; however due to budget deficits we are under a hiring freeze. We work closely with ABC University to provide internships for their civil engineering students, and if I was permitted to hire a new employee Violet would be my first choice. She has received a great deal of on-the-job training here at the state public works department to complement her course of study in college. We both know the civil engineering degree is essential, but nothing matches the practical experience of tackling a real assignment.

While working with the public works department, Violet acquired experience in surveying sites, writing technical reports for specific projects and writing budget reports for cost estimates. She assisted with both foundation and structure designs and spent a great deal of time at work sites for a state highway extension project and a new water works department building.

Violet was instrumental in conducting our most recent environmental impact study as that is one of her particular areas of interest. We absolutely would not have completed the study as quickly without her valuable contribution. She presented some new and innovative ideas for interfacing civil engineering projects with the natural environment as well as using organic and sustainable materials to the greatest extent possible in civil engineering projects.

It is my honor and privilege to recommend Violet Craig for the position of civil engineer with your company. I am extremely confident that you will be pleased with her ability to learn your processes quickly and turn out the highest quality work for your clients. Please feel free to contact me at (555)-555-5555 or [email] should you wish to further discuss Violet’s qualifications.

Sincerely Yours,

Dylan Haynes

Dylan G. Haynes


ABC State Public Works Department