Civil engineer jobs design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, water supply and sewage systems. Civil engineer jobs must consider many factors in the design process, from the construction costs and expected lifetime of a project to government regulations and potential environmental hazards such as earthquakes.
Civil engineer jobs are considered one of the oldest engineering disciplines, encompasses many specialties. The major Civil engineer jobs specialties are structural, water resources, construction, environmental, transportation and geotechnical engineering. Many civil engineer jobs hold supervisory or administrative positions, from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer. Others may work in design, construction, research and teaching. Due to the nature of the work there are many opportunities for civil engineers to gain employment with local governments and essential services providers.
Civil Engineer Responsibilities:
Depending on whether you are a contractor or a consultant, work activities can include:
undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
using a range of computer software for developing detailed designs
undertaking complex calculations
liaising with clients and a variety of professionals including architects and subcontractors
compiling job specs and supervising tendering procedures
resolving design and development problems
managing budgets and project resources
scheduling material and equipment purchases and deliveries
making sure the project complies with legal requirements, especially health and safety
assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects
ensuring projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time
Contact the Engineering Division Team
Email the Engineering Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.