Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Job Description

Civil Engineers Design, Plan And Oversee Construction Projects Such As Railways And Roads.

Civil Engineers Create, Improve And Protect The Environment In Which We Live. They Plan, Design And Oversee Construction And Maintenance Of Building Structures And Facilities, Such As Roads, Railways, Airports, Bridges, Harbours, Dams, Irrigation Projects, Power Plants, Water And Sewage Systems. They Also Design And Build Tall Buildings And Large Structures, So That They Can Last For Hundreds Of Years And Withstand All Weather Conditions.

Civil Engineers Can Either Be Consulting Engineers Who Advise On Projects And Design Them, Or Contracting Engineers Who Turn Their Plans Into Reality And Maintain The Structures Once They Are Built.

Working As A Civil Engineer You May Be Required To Work Away From Home For Periods Of Time. Frequent Visits To Sites May Also Be Necessary, Especially For New Graduates.

Civil Engineer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • Undertaking complex and repetitive calculations
  • Liaising with clients and a variety of professionals including architects, subcontractors, etc
  • Undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
  • Using a range of computer packages for developing detailed designs
  • Compiling job specs and supervising tendering procedures
  • Scheduling material and equipment purchases and delivery
  • Resolving design and development problems
  • Managing budgets and project resources
  • Ensuring projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time.

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