Civil engineers plan, design, and monitor the construction of buildings, public structures, infrastructural facilities that include road, rails, bridges, dams and any other construction projects. It is the duty of the civil engineer to ensure that the structures constructed are durable and safe. The civil engineer decides on the design specifications after evaluating the construction site, the materials to be used for construction and the methods that the construction team needs to follow during the construction work. Developing blueprints of the design is an important aspect of the civil engineer’s work.
Civil engineers advise clients on the possible design solutions and helping them to turn their dream into reality. It is the duty of the civil engineer to ensure that the construction withstands severe weather conditions or load and that the structures are environmental friendly. The work of a civil engineer is exciting since it overall project management right from the conceptualization phase to surveying of sites, planning, organizing and implementing the design solutions.
Civil engineers are responsible for surveying sites, drawing maps, blueprints, and analyzing topographical data for the proposed construction work. The work of the civil engineer also involves arranging raw materials, planning and executing the project, computing vital construction parameters, ensuring compliance to safety and security standards, and monitoring the work at site.
• Excellent mathematical and technical skills
• Logical thinking, deductive reasoning, and ability to manage projects
• Leadership and management skills
• Problem solving abilities