Civil engineering technologists assist civil engineers in the research, design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering projects. Typical projects include dwellings, large buildings, railways, roads, bridges, airports, ports and docks, dams and water supply systems.
Duties & Tasks
Civil engineering technologists may perform the following tasks:estimate costs and prepare specifications for materials used in civil engineering worksassist in establishing detailed programmes for the planning of the design and construction processescommunicate with project managers and construction workersorganise the delivery of materials, plant machinery and equipment needed for constructionsupervise labouranalyse and record reports on loading, labour, productivity, quality, materials and performanceoperate and programme computers to assist with calculationsmeasure and test materials, processes or systems related to civil engineering worksinspect civil engineering works, and supervise repair work and maintenancecheck to ensure that finished works are within specifications, contract terms and regulations.
Consulting and contracting engineering technologists often travel interstate, and some may travel overseas. It may be necessary for some civil engineering technologists to change residence every few years as their work takes them from one major engineering site to another.
- good analytical skills and an eye for detail good oral and written communication skills aptitude for computing and design practical and creative good problem-solving skills able to work without supervision able to accept responsibility.