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 drafting
prepare working drawings, plans and designs for construction work
use computers to produce designs, detailed drawings and documentation
help with programming work and checking materials
maintain close contact with construction workers and project managers
check that finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
inspect 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.