CIVIL ENGINEER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

OTHER JOB TITLES

City Engineer, Civil Engineer, County Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Railroad Design Consultant, Structural Engineer

JOB TASKS

  • 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, 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.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $43.80/hr. – $91,100.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Slower than average (1-2%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 22,900

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree or higher

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