Civil and structural engineering associates provide technical support to civil engineers and civil engineering technologists. They assist with the research, design, construction, operation and maintenance of projects such as roads, airports, railways, buildings, bridges, dams and drainage systems.
Duties & Tasks
Civil and structural engineering associates may perform the following tasks:help to estimate costs, prepare specifications for materials and carry out surveying and draftingprepare working drawings, plans and designs for construction workuse computers to produce designs, detailed drawings and documentationhelp with programming work and checking materialsmaintain close contact with construction workers and project managerscheck that finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisionsinspect civil engineering works, and organise and supervise maintenance and repair work.
Civil and structural engineering associates may work in offices, technical laboratories, workshops or on site.
- able to identify, analyse and solve technical problems good oral and written communication skills capable of accurate, detailed work aptitude for computing and design practical and creative able to work independently or as part of a team able to accept responsibility.