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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Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Civil engineering

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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