Civil engineers

Role Responsibilities

  • Conducting research and developing new or improved theories and methods related to civil engineering
  • Advising on and designing structures such as bridges, dams, docks, roads, airports, railways, canals, pipelines, waste-disposal and flood-control systems, and industrial and other large buildings
  • Determining and specifying construction methods, materials and quality standards, and directing construction work
  • Establishing control systems to ensure efficient functioning of structures as well as safety and environmental protection
  • Organising and directing maintenance and repair of existing civil engineering structures
  • Analyzing the behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and designing structural foundations
  • Analyzing the stability of structures and testing the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction

    Skill level

    Highly skilled