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Civil Engineering Presentation
Transcript of Civil Engineering Presentation
As a civil engineer, you will plan, design and manage construction projects. These can range from the relatively small-scale, for example bridge repairs, through to large national schemes, like the building of the new Olympic stadium.
You'll work between 35 and 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
Your time will be split between the office and working on site. Sitework would be in all weathers and may involve extensive travel, sometimes overseas, depending on the contract.
Hours and environment
To be a civil-engineer technician, you'll need:
Excellent maths, science, and IT skills
The ability to explain design ideas and plans clearly
The ability to analyse large amounts of data and assess solutions
Confident decision-making ability
Excellent communication skills
Project management skills
The ability to work within budgets and to deadlines
Good teamworking skills
A comprehensive knowledge of relevant legal regulations.
Skills and interests
Usually, you will start your professional life as a civil engineer on a company's graduate training scheme. These schemes give you the chance to get involved in projects under the supervision of a mentor, and are designed to develop your technical knowledge and business skills. Over time, you would take on more responsibility. Training schemes often last between one and two years.
Many different organisations employ engineers, including local authorities, building contractors, power companies, environmental agencies and specialist consulting firms. You may also find work overseas with British consulting or contracting firms, working for foreign governments, and oil and mining companies.
Income for new graduate engineers is between $25,152 and $59,666 a year.
Experienced engineers earn between $70,959 and $97,737
Chartered engineers can earn around $101,219 year.
To become a civil engineer you normally need a three-year Bachelor of Engineering degree (BEng) or four-year Masters degree (MEng) in civil engineering. These qualifications are important if you want to gain incorporated or chartered engineer status later in your career. You could take other engineering-related subjects but it may take you longer to fully qualify.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that employment opportunities for civil engineers were expected to increase by 24% between 2008 and 2018. The bureau attributes this rise to increased infrastructure spending and population growth. As populations grow, rural and metropolitan areas will expand, and civil engineers will be needed to work on projects like roads, bridges and buildings.
I chose civil engineering as my career choice because I have always been fascinated with civil related projects. I have always been a keen observer of bridges, railroads and buildings. To me there was something dignified about each one of these projects, that at one point they were somebody's idea in their mind.
Have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to any situation.
An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
Design a system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context
By Daniel Lopez