Career outlook for civil engineering technician
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help to survey sites and draw technical designs for major construction projects. You’d organise the work and materials for the project and check its progress.
You’d support the civil engineers working in one of these specialist areas:
- Structural - dams, buildings, offshore platforms and pipelines
- Transportation – roads, railways, canals and airports
- Environmental – water supply networks, drainage and flood barriers
- Maritime – ports, harbours and sea defences
- Geotechnical – mining, earthworks and construction foundations
- Help to survey the construction site
- Get samples of soil, rock and materials analysed
- Create engineering design plans by hand or using computer aided design (CAD) software
- Estimate the labour costs for the project
- Estimate the amount and type of materials that will be needed
- Organise the timescales for getting supplies, equipment and workers
- Negotiate with suppliers to get value for money when buying materials
You’d inspect the projects when they are underway and supervise the progress. You’d report any problems to site managers and civil engineers.
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