Civil Engineer

Description:

A Civil Engineer is involved in the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining infrastructures, transport systems and structures like offshore platforms, pipelines, bridges, canals and roads.

 

 

Facts:
  • Civil Engineers often work side by side with Architects, Surveyors and Building contractors.
  • They work approximately 40 hours
  • Time is usually spent between the office and the project sites.
  • Civil Engineering is the most popular amongst the various types of engineering divisions.
Personal Qualities:
  • Ability to clearly explain design ideas and plans
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
A Typical Day:
  • Managing, directing and monitoring progress during each stage of a project
  • Making sure that the site meets the legal guidelines and health and safety requirement
  • Creating blueprints using computer aided design (CAD)
  • Assessing the environmental impact on risks connected to projects.
Entry Requirements:
  • 5 GCSEs A-C and 2 or 3 A Levels including Maths and a preferably Physics or equivalent grades depending on universities
  • A 3 yr undergraduate BA of Engineering (BEng) degree or 4 Yr Masters (MEng) degree in Civil Engineering
  • Alternatively, if you work as a technician in an Engineering environment, you could become a civil Engineer by doing a part time BTEC HNC/HND, foundation degree or degree in Civil Engineer.

For more information www.ice.org.uk

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://careerplanning.about.com