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Civil Engineers

Civil engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of civil and mining engineering structures.

£43,040

Median Salary

New workers start around £26,691. Normal pay is £43,040 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £63,856.

Daily Tasks

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.
  • Organises and plans projects, arranges work schedules, carries out inspection work and plans maintenance control.
  • Designs structures such as roads, dams, bridges, railways, hydraulic systems, sewerage systems, industrial and other buildings and plans the layout of tunnels, wells and construction shafts.
  • Designs foundations and earthworks.
  • Determines and specifies construction methods, materials, quality and safety standards and ensures that equipment operation and maintenance comply with design specifications.
  • Undertakes research and advises on soil mechanics, concrete technology, hydraulics, water and waste water treatment processes and other civil engineering matters.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics
  • Learning Strategies
  • Science

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