A Civil Engineer is involved in the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining infrastructures, transport systems and structures like offshore platforms, pipelines, bridges, canals and roads.
- Civil Engineers often work side by side with Architects, Surveyors and Building contractors.
- They work approximately 40 hours
- Time is usually spent between the office and the project sites.
- Civil Engineering is the most popular amongst the various types of engineering divisions.
- Ability to clearly explain design ideas and plans
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
A Typical Day:
- Managing, directing and monitoring progress during each stage of a project
- Making sure that the site meets the legal guidelines and health and safety requirement
- Creating blueprints using computer aided design (CAD)
- Assessing the environmental impact on risks connected to projects.
- 5 GCSEs A-C and 2 or 3 A Levels including Maths and a preferably Physics or equivalent grades depending on universities
- A 3 yr undergraduate BA of Engineering (BEng) degree or 4 Yr Masters (MEng) degree in Civil Engineering
- Alternatively, if you work as a technician in an Engineering environment, you could become a civil Engineer by doing a part time BTEC HNC/HND, foundation degree or degree in Civil Engineer.
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