Occupational Employment Statistics
17-2051 Civil Engineers
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. Includes architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. Excludes “Hydrologists" (19-2043).
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||50||$56.06/hr
|Professional and Business Services||4,100||$43.48/hr
|Education and Health Services||N/A||N/A
- Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems or structures using computer assisted design or drawing tools.
- Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, or program modifications or structural repairs.
- Check construction plans, design calculations, or cost estimations to ensure completeness, accuracy, or conformity to engineering standards or practices.
- Confer with contractors, utility companies, or government agencies to discuss plans, specifications, or work schedules.
- Design or engineer drainage, erosion, or sedimentation control systems for transportation projects.
- Design or prepare plans for new transportation systems or parts of systems, such as airports, commuter trains, highways, streets, bridges, drainage structures, or roadway lighting.
- Test soils or materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel.
- Prepare project budgets, schedules, or specifications for labor or materials.
- Prepare final project layout drawings that include details such as stress calculations.
- Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine design specifications.