Civil engineers play important roles in a number of areas. Their main job duties include designing, creating, and overseeing major construction projects, especially those in the transportation industry such as bridges, roads, and waterways. A civil engineer is also responsible for safety and must make sure every step of the construction plan meets legal requirements to protect those who will use the structure or road.
A day in the life of a civil engineer might involve: • Using complex computer programs to create and update plans and designs • Working with architects, construction personnel, and other experts to create plans • Managing budgets and other resources assigned to a job.
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