Civil Engineering Technologists & Technicians

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Civil Engineering Technician, Engineer Technician, Engineering Assistant, Engineering Technician

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What they do:
Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.
On the job, you would:
  • Calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and component specifications, and material quantities, using calculator or computer.
  • Read and review project blueprints and structural specifications to determine dimensions of structure or system and material requirements.
  • Draft detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects to ensure conformance to specifications.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology

  • product and service development
  • building and construction

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics

Business

  • administrative services
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal

  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written

Math

  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Hot Technology In Demand
  • Autodesk Revit Hot Technology In Demand

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Geographic information system

  • ESRI ArcGIS software Hot Technology
  • Geographic information system GIS software

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average
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