Civil engineers design, build, and supervise construction projects. They often work outdoors at construction sites so they can monitor what’s going on and solve problems when needed. They inspect the job site to make sure it meets all safety requirements. Civil engineers work on roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, dams, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.
Civil engineers need:
· excellent leadership skills
· organizational skills
· problem solving skills
· decision making skills
· math skills
· speaking skills
Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree (four years) in civil engineering. A master’s degree or special license may also be required in some states.
Civil engineers use computer aided design software (CAD), and map creation software for their designs. 3D printing of models is also becoming popular.
The average salary for a civil engineer is $87,060. New job opportunities are expected in the future due to new projects being built, and rebuilding and repairing older buildings.