Civil engineers create, improve and protect the environment in which we live. They plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of building structures and infrastructure, such as roads, railways, airports, bridges, harbours, dams, irrigation projects, power plants, and water and sewerage systems.
Civil Engineer Job Responsibilities:
Completes construction projects by preparing engineering design and documents and confirming specifications.
Designs construction projects by studying project concept, architectural drawings, and models.
Prepares engineering design by collecting and studying reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photographs, and tests on soil composition, terrain, hydro-logical characteristics, and related topographical and geologic data.
Determines project costs by calculating labor, material, and related costs.
Creates feasibility study by analyzing engineering design, conducting environmental impact studies, and assembling data.
Produces engineering documents by developing construction specifications, plans, and schedules.
Confirms adherence to construction specifications and safety standards by monitoring project progress, inspecting construction site, and verifying calculations and placements.
Fulfills project requirements by training and guiding operators.
Maintains operations by enforcing project and operational policies and procedures.
Civil Engineer Qualifications/Skills:
CAD and AutoCAD proficiency