Civil Engineer (2131)

Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)

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Date modified: July 23, 2018

Holland Code:
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Realistic
Enterprising/Conventional


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U of M Career Mentor Quote: 

“I thoroughly enjoy meeting the students and discussing possible career paths in engineering. It is a profession with almost unlimited possibilities and of course most students just starting out do not appreciate this. They may also not realize that the profession is not just number crunching but provides opportunities for significant creativity, which is the mark of good engineering, and also the opportunity to serve the public good.”