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Civil Engineers Career Video

Description: Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.


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From 4,500-year-old Egyptian pyramidsand ancient Roman aqueductsto today's monolithic bridges andgiant skyscrapers,civil engineering has a longand impressive history.Civil engineers design and maintainmany of the structures around us-including buildings, roads, bridges,and the systems that move water and wastefor our communities.For every project,civil engineers must meet regulatory standards,prioritize safety,consider environmental risksand the endurance of materials,and anticipate costs for buildingas well as long-term maintenance.From entry-level positions to project leads,this is a team-based career that requirescontinuous problem solving.It's typical for civil engineers to specialize.Construction engineers managelarge construction projects...Geotechnical engineers ensurethe solid foundation of engineering projectslike tunnels and tall buildings...Structural engineers design and evaluateplans for major buildings, bridges, and damsand make sure they are built to last...Transportation engineers planroadway construction and maintenance,as well as design airports, subways,and metro transit systems.Civil engineers often work outdoorsat construction sites to monitor progressand troubleshoot any problems that come up.Most work full time.They need a bachelor's degreein civil engineering...one of its specialties...or in civil engineering technology.A Professional Engineering license isrequired for many jobs.Civil engineering is a complex field,but it's one that leaves a lasting mark.