A infrastructure civil engineer is involved with the maintenance, design, and creation of infrastructures. These structures include water and sewage systems, dams, highways, roads, bridges, tunnels, railroads, industrial buildings, and warehouses. They are responsible for the technical aspects of an infrastructure project, delivering a structure in the most cost-effective manner and under a deadline
Most infrastructure civil engineers have a bachelor's degree in engineering and/or a master's degree in civil engineering. A strong math and science background is essential to becoming a sought-after infrastructure civil engineer. In addition, many companies have their own continuing education programs that gradually increase an engineer's business and technical skills. The best prospect for career advancement in infrastructure civil engineering is achieved through chartered or incorporated status, which will enable them to head projects in addition to researching and developing new designs. Chartered or incorporated civil engineers also are involved in strategic planning.
The working environment for a infrastructure civil engineers typically can be divided between working on site at their construction project and in the design offices where they prepare the details of the project. Office workers generally have more standard office hours. Overtime, evenings, and weekend hours are very common on site during the construction phase of a project. Infrastructure civil engineers must also factor in travel time to and from a project, which can add up. Civil engineers typically work with other engineers, supervisors, contractors, forepersons, and other workers involved in the project.
Civil Engineer, Infrastructure Tasks
Perform basic design analysis of project elements.
Draw design details of civil engineering projects.
Coordinate drafting of an element.
Prepare briefing sheets describing technical problems and their solutions.