Job Title

Civil Engineering Technicians

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Sector:
Minimum Education Level: Associate's Degree
Percent of Total Jobs in Industry: 0.06%
Employed in Industry Group: 352
Change (Over 10 Years): 30

Job Description

Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, utilities, and other infrastructure projects. Additionally, technicians generally help civil engineers by observing progress on a jobsite, collecting data, and completing routine reports to document project activities.

WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS:

Critical-thinking: As assistants to civil engineers, civil engineering technicians must be able to help the engineers identify and solve problems; to develop infrastructure plans; and to help agencies avoid wasting time, effort, and funds.

Math skills: Civil engineering technicians use math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work. For this reason, they need to be familiar with algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

Problem-solving skills: Like civil engineers, civil engineering technicians help design projects to solve a particular problem. Technicians must be able to understand and work with all the related systems involved in building a project.

Reading skills: Civil engineering technicians carry out plans and designs for projects that a civil engineer has approved. Thus, they must be able to understand all the reports, plans, and documents describing these designs.

TRAINING:

Although not always required, an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology is preferred for employment as a civil engineering technician.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?

  • You like to design and build things.
  • You pay close attention to detail.
  • You can explain plans and drawings to others.

WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?

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