As a civil engineer, you design and supervise the construction of public and industry infrastructure, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, harbors, bridges, landfills, flood control systems, and water supply and sewage systems.
Civil engineering is considered one of the oldest engineering disciplines. It encompasses many specialties, including:
Civil engineers are trained to consider many factors in the design process, from the construction costs and expected lifetime of a project to government regulations and potential environmental hazards such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
Some civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, such as supervisor of a construction site, city engineer or director of a state agency. Others work in design, construction, research and teaching.
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