Work Nature

  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
  • Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine design specifications.
  • Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, or program modifications or structural repairs.
  • Test soils or materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel.
  • Manage and direct the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site.
  • Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations or establish reference points, grades, or elevations to guide construction.
  • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
  • Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems or structures using computer assisted design or drawing tools.
  • Prepare or present public reports on topics such as bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, or property and right-of-way descriptions. 
  • Design energy efficient or environmentally sound civil structures. 
  • Identify environmental risks and develop risk management strategies for civil engineering projects. 
  • Direct engineering activities ensuring compliance with environmental, safety, or other governmental regulations. 
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, or other topographical or geologic data.
  • Conduct studies of traffic patterns or environmental conditions to identify engineering problems and assess potential project impact. 
  • Design or engineer systems to efficiently dispose of chemical, biological, or other toxic wastes. 
  • Develop or implement engineering solutions to clean up industrial accidents or other contaminated sites. 
  • Analyze manufacturing processes or byproducts to identify engineering solutions to minimize the output of carbon or other pollutants.  

Key Skills

  • Project Management
  • Construction Site Inspection


  • Builder
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Inspector
  • Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Builders
  • Civil Engineers
  • Construction Engineer
  • Contractors
  • Site Engineers
  • Structural Engineers

Career Analysis

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3 Salary
4 Level Of Preparation

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