Generally speaking, civil engineers work to create a viable and hospitable environment. They are tasked to make the environment more amenable for humans while maintaining and improving its integrity. A civil engineer creates plans and designs for construction of various types of structures and may oversee the execution of the plans. Civil engineers are involved in planning and building all manner of infrastructure such as power plants, harbors, bridges, railroads, roadways, airports and more. They also help with large structures such as skyscrapers.
Civil Engineer Tasks
Manages and directs staff at project site.
Performs engineering duties; plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures.
Researches and analyzes maps, blueprints, photos, charts, and other data to plan projects.
Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.