Civil Engineers


Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.
Also called: Bridge/Structure Inspection Team Leader, County Engineer, Railroad Design Consultant, Structural Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • building and construction
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Bentley MicroStation
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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