Updated: May 31, 2022
Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate and maintain roads, bridges, dams, water supply schemes, sewerage systems, transportation, harbors, canals, dockyards, airports, railways, factories, and large buildings.
Civil engineers may perform the following tasks:
Investigate sites to work out the most suitable foundation for a proposed construction
Research and advice on the best engineering solution to meet a client’s needs and budget
Produce detailed designs and documentation for the construction and implementation of civil engineering projects
Organize the delivery of materials, plant, and equipment needed for the construction project and supervise labor
Develop detailed programs for the coordination of site activities
Talk to other engineers, architects, landscape architects, and environmental scientists
Assist government bodies in preparing yearly works programs within set budgets (e.g. for works on car parks, drainage, roads, aerodromes, or sewerage)
Prepare engineering calculations required for the design of projects and supervise the drafting
Operate computers to assist with the design of civil engineering projects
Coordinate and direct research development and testing of materials, processes, or systems related to civil engineering works
Research, advise on and plan the control and minimization of air, water, and solid waste pollution, and the management of water
Supervise the testing and commissioning of completed works
Analyze and interpret reports on loading, labor, productivity, quality, materials, and performance
Analyze risks associated with natural disasters including wind, earthquake, fire, and floods, and design structures and services to meet appropriate standards
Arrange for geological and geophysical investigations and carry out feasibility studies.
Recommended to you:
Able to identify, analyze and solve problems
Good oral and written communication skills
Aptitude for computing and design
Practical and creative
Able to work without supervision
Able to work as part of a team
Able to accept responsibility
Willing to contribute and adhere to the safety requirements of the operation.
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This article is courtesy of Er. Bishwonath Paudel