Civil Engineering Technicians
On the Job
Civil Engineering Technicians work under the direction of engineers or scientists. They use engineering to plan, design, and oversee the construction of buildings and other structures.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Review technical documents to plan work.
- Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
- Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
- Prepare detailed work plans.
- Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
- Prepare operational reports.
- Estimate operational costs.
- Survey land or bodies of water to measure or determine features.
- Create graphical representations of civil structures.
- Create maps.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Frequent decision-making.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
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