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What does a civil engineer do?


Depending on whether you are a contractor or a consultant, work activities can include:

  • undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations

  • using a range of computer software for developing detailed designs

  • undertaking complex calculations

  • liaising with clients and a variety of professionals including architects and subcontractors

  • compiling job specs and supervising tendering procedures

  • resolving design and development problems

  • managing budgets and project resources

  • scheduling material and equipment purchases and deliveries

  • making sure the project complies with legal requirements, especially health and safety

  • assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects

  • ensuring projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time


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