Design and oversee the production and construction of buildings, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. From roads to sewage systems, dams, harbors, and bridges to name a few, Civil Engineers oversee the construction and maintenance of the basic infrastructure we all rely on daily.
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A Typical Day
- Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications.
- Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors.
- Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel.
- Test soils or materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations.
- Manage and direct the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at the project site.
- Lead or participate in surveying to guide construction.
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
Explore This Career
Try it before you buy it!
Look for engineering classes or programs in your school. Organizations such as FIRST offer a wide range of options to begin your engineering journey.
The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
Attend a 2-year program such as NMC’s Engineering program.
Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.
Sample Job Titles...
- City Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- County Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Project Engineer
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Real World Career Pathways
It doesn't have to be a straight shot! Hear from people who have taken unique pathways.