Career in Civil Engineering- What does a civil engineer do?

by GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management GLBITM

Civil engineering is one of the oldest branches of engineering, when people first started living in permanent settlements and began shaping their surroundings to suits their needs. As the population started growing and huge number of people began living in various towns and cities, there was an increase need for sources such as water, means to dispose water etc. Earlier the civil engineers were called to build roads, bridges, dams and to dig wells and trenches.

Civil engineers are highly trained people those who plan public projects and supervise them, civil engineers design, build, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector including roads, airports, tunnels, buildings, dams, bridges etc. Most of the civil engineers work in a private sector but many of them work in the government sector as well they are basically around us working everywhere. They develop the kind of infrastructure that moves the people whatever infrastructure we see around us was designed and implemented by generations of civil engineers.

The civil engineers generally work in a wide variety of locations, conditions and under various circumstances, they have a habit of working in an office and in outdoor conditions such as at construction site as well so that they can solve the problems on the spot. 

Many civil engineers hold various administrative positions ranging from supervisor to city engineer, city manager, public work director, according to the job responsibility they have to look out that the project going on is done with full safety and proper norms are followed so that no casualty takes place.

Civil engineers are mostly responsible to manage large teams which are involved in project designing, planning and construction process. Civil engineers need to work a lot in team they have to meet regularly, collaborate and need to maintain good synchronization among the other team members which includes construction managers, architects, urban planners, surveyors and many more. 

Civil engineers requires majority of broad skill set, it is one of the most critical element for succeeding in any project management, they are good problem solvers when the plans do not work accordingly they always keep a backup plan so that the project is not disturbed 

Civil engineers are a very important part of the society, most of the youth today are attracted towards this branch and want to become successful civil engineers, the base education can be provided by good colleges, there are many top B.TECH colleges in Greater Noida, which offers degree in civil engineering.

Civil engineers have various duties in their professional life such as:

They basically manage maintenance and replacement of public and private infrastructure.

They analyze projects, plans, survey reports and other data which is required to plan and design projects.

They analyze the results of various tests on building materials such as concrete, sand, wood, steel used in particular project.

They prepare the cost estimates for various materials, equipment and labor so that the project doesn’t go beyond the targeted budget.  

Civil engineers work on various complex projects, the completion of the project is their biggest job satisfaction.

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