Civil Engineer: What's the Job Like?

Civil engineers are responsible for making sure that the building structures in our cities and towns are structurally sound. They manage projects that involve planning, designing ,constructing, and overseeing the construction of roads, bridges, airports, docks, dams, sewage treatment plants and other public utilities. They need to be experts in a number of different engineering disciplines including structural design and analysis, water resources development and management, environmental engineering or geotechnical engineering. Some requirements for this job include being educated as an engineer with a degree from a reputable school of engineering or architecture. You will also need to have at least 5-7 years of experience working on similar projects as well as have your own office or company. To learn more about civil engineers and this field in general, check out this blog post.