Required Civil engineers who can create, improve and protect the environment in which we live. We need engineers who can plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of building structures and infrastructure, such as roads, railways, airports, bridges, harbours, dams, irrigation projects, power plants, and water and sewerage systems. They also design and build tall buildings and large structures that can withstand all weather conditions.
Generally, civil engineers fall into two types: consulting engineers and contracting engineers. Consultants are responsible for the design work of projects and work predominantly in an office. Contractors then take the designs and implement them during construction. Contractors work on site, managing the construction of the structure.
Depending on whether you are a contractor or a consultant, work activities include:
undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
using a range of computer software for developing detailed designs
undertaking complex calculations
liaising with clients and a variety of professionals including architects and subcontractors
compiling job specs and supervising tendering procedures
resolving design and development problems
managing budgets and project resources
scheduling material and equipment purchases and deliveries
making sure the project complies with legal requirements, especially health and safety
assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects
ensuring projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time
Working hours for consulting civil engineers are generally normal office hours, with some extra hours and weekend work close to project deadlines. Contractors, on the other hand, often work shifts and weekends and are outside in all weathers.
Candidates most have a degree in civil engineering accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). For more information, see our article on achieving chartered status.
KEY SKILLS REQUIRED
We seek candidates who are commercially aware and capable of working well within a team environment. Other key skills include:
sound mathematical, scientific and IT skills
the ability to think methodically and to manage projects
ability to work to deadlines and within budgets
ability to maintain an overview of entire projects while continuing to attend to detailed technicalities
excellent verbal and written communication skills
negotiating, supervisory and leadership skills
complete knowledge of relevant legislation
Interested candidates apply via email.: ::::: (firstname.lastname@example.org)