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Civil engineers plan, oversee, and implement strategies that create or bolster public and private infrastructure. These include constructs such as sewer management, potable water distribution, telemetry system implementation, power lines (in conjunction with electrical engineers), and dams.

More-common images that come to mind include buildings, roads, and bridges. Each bolt in the overpass and every strip of weatherstripping in your office was once approved by a civil engineer. Reaching back to times before electricity, constructs such as aqueducts, the road systems of Rome, the Greek Parthenon, ships, and more all relied on civil engineers, though they may have been given different titles at that time. 

In this section, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a civil engineer. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a dedicated civil engineer to join our company. You will collaborate with other engineers and contractors to create effective and sustainable infrastructure designs to improve our city infrastructure.

As a civil engineer, we hope you can put your passion for design and execution to create beautiful, lasting, and sustainable cornerstones for our city.

Your duties will include:

  • Ensuring job sites are vacated and secured each night
  • Reviewing and evaluating all prints and plans for structural, ethical, and sustainability concerns
  • Striving to deliver infrastructure facets that will serve for a minimum of 20 years with proper maintenance.
  • Developing and bidding on proposals and maintenance plans for the structure before implementation
  • Managing and hiring contractors, subcontractors, and structural engineers as needed to ensure budget and timeline adherence
  • Enhancing dialogue between key stakeholders, such as city council members and civilian assembly members, by providing regular updates 
  • Filing reports at each project milestone, informing the city inspector’s office so that regular evaluations can be conducted
  • Monitoring project completion status and presenting progress reports at the end of each quarter
  • If any projects fall behind schedule, putting forward plans and methods of shoring up the project timeline

Below are some of the responsibilities a civil engineer is expected to assume in their position:

  • Oversee all designs created for the project using Microsoft Teams
  • Create regular project progress reports in the provided template 
  • Deliver project assets on time and under budget with feasibility
  • Create designs in all requested media formats
  • Work to ensure that the project progresses at an acceptable rate, barring unavoidable interference (e.g., delays due to unexpected weather)
  • Resolve other civil engineers’ design and development issues
  • Manage budgets and project resources
  • Schedule material and equipment purchases and deliveries
  • Make sure the project complies with legal requirements, especially health and safety
  • Prepare public reports, such as property and right-of-way descriptions, bid proposals, and environmental impact statements.
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a civil engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in civil engineering; master’s degree in civil engineering a plus
  • Proficiency in drafting and modeling applications such as Autodesk Inventor, Maya, and AutoCAD
  • Minimum two years in a professional engineering firm or one year spent as a freelance engineer
  • Having passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Project management in accordance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills
  • Soft skills including:
    • Negotiation
    • Supervisory
    • Leadership
    • Verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Ability to adhere to budgets, submit necessary budget amendments, and adhere to timelines 
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