Civil Engineer job description

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Civil Engineers are required to inspect construction projects. They need to check plans and make sure the project fits with the site location features. Once this process is analyzed, they must follow up project advances and apply changes if necessary. These engineers may work both in private and government sector, so there are lots of employment opportunities for them.

Civil Engineers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Checking plans.
• Fixing construction process issues.
• Planning construction projects.
• Supervising building processes.
• Creating reports.


• Having IT skills.
• Being able to work in complex environments.
• Having good written and verbal communication skills.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being creative.
• Having multitasking skills.
• Being able to work alone or with a team.
• Having high attention to details.
• Having analytical skills.
• Being able to work under pressure.


Civil Engineer job placements have formal education requirements including a good background in science, computers, and math. Engineering degrees focus on engineering fundamentals, science, and math for the first two years, then they have specialized subjects for the last two years. Most employers require four years of work experience and an examination as a minimum. People working on this area can gain experience through apprenticeship schemes offered by an experienced Civil Engineer. Then they must obtain a State license before they can perform as professional engineers in the private sector.

There are certifications offered by The American Society of Civil Engineers and The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. The first certification covers basic civil engineering and the second scheme covers water infrastructure such as water treatment facilities.

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