Profession calculation engineer

    calculation engineer

Building structure engineers perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Conventional

Tasks calculation engineer

  • Conduct preliminary research, for example by examining building sites.
  • Consult with clients and other relevant parties (such as government authorities, engineers) to obtain relevant information.
  • Design the framework of buildings.
  • Develop building plans in accordance with relevant building codes and regulations.
  • Give advice to clients and other parties involved, for example on materials and working procedures.
  • Prepare sketches, scale drawings, etc., for example using computer-aided design (CAD) equipment.
  • Describe building materials specifications and standards that have to be complied with.
  • Evaluate and incorporate work plans and drawings of third parties.
  • Negotiate with building contractors, for example on costs and work planning.
  • Coordinate and administer the preparation and execution of building projects.
  • Control and supervise all stages of construction.
  • Inspect project sites to coordinate work, monitor progress and ensure conformity to design specifications and standards.

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  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.


  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Check stability of materials

    Measure and control the categorisation and different levels of stability of specific materials.

  • Make numerical calculations

    Work with numbers and perform complex calculations. An understanding of the basics of maths is crucial.

  • Check durability of materials

    Measure and control the categorisation and different levels of durability of specific materials.

  • Create a product's virtual model

    Create a mathematical or three-dimensional computer graphic model of the product by using a CAE system or a calculator.

  • Run simulations

    Run simulations and audits to assess operability of newly implemented setups; detect errors for improvement.

  • Check strength of materials

    Measure and control the categorisation and different levels of strength of specific materials.

Optional knowledge and skills

use cad software develop test procedures analyse test data manage engineering project project management manage product testing materials science write technical reports production processes use non-destructive testing equipment communication non-destructive testing quality standards think analytically perform laboratory tests cad software