Civil Engineer

What type of work does the civil engineers? Civil engineers design, build, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. Many civil engineers work in design, construction, research, and education.
What is the Current Salary of this Occupation? The median annual wage for civil engineers was $82,220 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $52,900, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $129,850.
What are the Working Conditions? When working on designs, civil engineers may spend most of their time indoors in offices. However, construction engineers may spend much of their time outdoors at construction sites monitoring operations or solving onsite problems.
Work Environment? Some jobs may require frequent relocation to different areas and offices in job site trailers. Civil engineers who function as project managers may work from cars or trucks as they move from site to site. Many civil engineers work for governments agencies in government office buildings or facilities. Occasionally, civil engineers travel abroad to work on large engineering projects in other countries.
Major Job Responsibilities? Analyze long range plans, survey reports, maps, and other data in order to plan projects Consider construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors in planning the stages of, and risk analysis for, a project Compile and submit permit applications to local, state, and federal agencies, verifying that projects comply with various regulations Etc.......
Is There a Demand for This Job in the Future? Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As infrastructure continues to age, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild bridges, repair roads, and upgrade levees and dams as well as airports and buildings.
What Kind of Education is Needed for this Type of Work? Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in one of its specialties, or in civil engineering technology. Programs in civil engineering and civil engineering technology include coursework in math, statistics, engineering mechanics and systems, and fluid dynamics, among other courses, depending on the specialty. Courses include a mix of traditional classroom learning, work in laboratories, and fieldwork.


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