Many Civil Engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions ranging from supervisor of a construction site to project director. Others work in design, construction, research, and teaching.

Civil Engineers work on complex projects, so they usually specialize in one of several areas: –

  • Construction Engineers manage construction projects, ensuring that they are scheduled and built in accordance with the plans and specifications. They are typically responsible for design and safety of temporary structures used during construction.
  • Geotechnical Engineers work to make sure that foundations are solid. They focus on how structures built by civil engineers, such as buildings and tunnels, interact with the earth (including soil and rock). In addition, they design and plan for slopes, retaining walls, and tunnels.
  • Structural Engineers design and assess major projects, such as buildings, bridges, or dams to ensure their strength and durability.
  • Transportation Engineers plan, design, operate, and maintain everyday systems, such as streets and highways, but they also plan larger projects, such as airports, ports, mass transit systems, and harbours.
Last updated: June 30, 2017