Profession civil engineer

Civil engineers conduct research, advise on, design, and direct construction; manage the operation and maintenance of civil engineering structures; or study and advise on technological aspects of particular materials.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

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  • Civil engineering

    The engineering discipline that studies the design, construction and maintenance of naturally built works such as roads, buildings, and canals.

  • 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.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Mining, construction and civil engineering machinery products

    The offered mining, construction and civil engineering machinery products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.


  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Ensure compliance with safety legislation

    Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

create thematic maps read standard blueprints types of wind turbines geodesy inspect facility sites perform sample testing energy market identify energy needs communicate on minerals issues analyse transport studies compile gis-data draw blueprints adapt energy distribution schedules pollution prevention ensure material compliance urban planning manage contracts analyse environmental data develop geological databases construction products test wind turbine blades sales strategies carry out environmental audits automation technology check quality of raw materials geological time scale collect data using gps chemistry of wood public health chemistry troubleshoot develop environmental policy advise architects renewable energy technologies develop non-hazardous waste management strategies manage engineering project apply health and safety standards woodworking processes manufacturing processes design wind turbines wood products business management principles execute feasibility study geographic information systems coordinate electricity generation nuclear reprocessing wear appropriate protective gear develop radiation protection strategies advise on pollution prevention manage timber stocks plan resource allocation assess the life cycle of resources manage budgets collect geological data inspect building systems cartography radioactive contamination power electronics monitor radiation levels environmental legislation resolve equipment malfunctions thermodynamics create autocad drawings draft design specifications investigate contamination inspect wood materials use thermal management conduct environmental surveys green logistics study prices of wood products inspect compliance with hazardous waste regulations operate surveying instruments mathematics respond to nuclear emergencies geography types of wood calibrate electronic instruments carry out statistical forecasts identify hazards in the workplace advise on use of land present reports assess financial viability contamination exposure regulations radiation protection carry out energy management of facilities timber products electrical discharge manage air quality demolition techniques address problems critically create cadastral maps provide information on solar panels respond to electrical power contingencies plan engineering activities develop efficiency plans for logistics operations maintain photovoltaic systems assess environmental impact provide advice to technicians cost management advise on environmental remediation design strategies for nuclear emergencies aerodynamics monitor production developments paper production processes assess project resource needs plan product management calculate exposure to radiation inspect construction supplies apply safety measures advise on mining environmental issues mechanical engineering nuclear energy advise on building matters environmental policy record survey measurements negotiate with stakeholders use geographic information systems inspect wind turbines energy performance of buildings compare survey computations fluid mechanics zoning codes provide information on wind turbines monitor electric generators create gis reports environmental engineering topography advise on geology for mineral extraction design transportation systems assemble electrical components surveying research locations for wind farms manage a team simulate transport problems collect samples for analysis document survey operations ensure equipment cooling monitor contractor performance report test findings advise on waste management procedures use cad software ensure compliance with environmental legislation perform project management apply safety management project management industrial heating systems advise customers on wood products geochemistry use a computer hazardous waste types analyse energy consumption maintain records of mining operations determine boundaries perform laboratory tests multimodal transport logistics test safety strategies provide information on geothermal heat pumps photogrammetry ensure compliance with radiation protection regulations non-destructive testing communicate on the environmental impact of mining develop test procedures transportation engineering design automation components wood cuts demolish structures paper chemistry inform on government funding abide by regulations on banned materials electricity consumption air traffic management develop hazardous waste management strategies distinguish wood quality environmental legislation in agriculture and forestry maintain nuclear reactors follow nuclear plant safety precautions safety engineering meet contract specifications zero-energy building design hazardous waste storage record test data electric generators transportation methods logistics meteorology metrology process collected survey data geomatics analyse road traffic patterns biology power engineering conduct land surveys perform risk analysis surveying methods prepare surveying report types of wood materials promote sustainable energy geology design wind farm collector systems study traffic flow follow environmental protection standards process customer requests based on the reach regulation 1907 2006 manage environmental impact provide information on geological characteristics solar energy inspect industrial equipment conduct field work study aerial photos examine geochemical samples interpret geophysical data regulations on substances electrical engineering operate meteorological instruments apply digital mapping oversee quality control hazardous waste treatment traffic engineering advise on construction materials examine engineering principles adjust surveying equipment use methods of logistical data analysis perform surveying calculations make electrical calculations check durability of wood materials types of pulp prepare technical reports geophysics conduct research before survey monitor nuclear power plant systems design scientific equipment impact of meteorological phenomena on mining operations collect mapping data wood moisture content design principles develop mine rehabilitation plan review meteorological forecast data supervise staff construction methods pollution legislation oversee pre-assembly operations value properties calibrate precision instrument impact of geological factors on mining operations urban planning law use software tools for site modelling develop material testing procedures wildlife projects prepare geological map sections soil science conduct quality control analysis consumer protection execute analytical mathematical calculations mechanics demolish selectively electrical power safety regulations develop environmental remediation strategies oversee construction project energy efficiency address public health issues develop strategies for electricity contingencies manipulate wood

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  • Engineer
  • Project engineer