A civil engineer in training, also called an engineer trainee or civil engineering intern, is someone who may work on, design, build, or repair public works. Civil engineers may be asked to work on bridges, public buildings, waterways, roads, railroads, or any publicly funded structure. Civil engineers in training must have knowledge of engineering, which includes the technology and architectural knowledge necessary to complete and maintain public works projects. Also, they must understand the physics behind the structure while being able to accommodate the budget of the organization that employs them. Civil engineers in training work with civil engineers as their supervisor and interact a variety of officials and workers who may need to communicate about the project or task.
Civil Engineer in Training Tasks
Participates in the design and oversight of construction projects; buildings, bridges and other structures.
Analyzes maps, blueprints, photos, charts, and other data to plan projects.
Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.
Assists in managing and directing staff members at project site.