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.

Also includes

Transportation Engineers , Water/Wastewater Engineers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $79,000.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,107
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.66 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Resource Allocation
Technology and Tool Usage
Written Communication
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design office layout
Design systems to reduce harmful emissions
Design civil structures or systems
Incorporate green or environmental protection features into the design of systems, structures, or facilities
Design construction projects
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop informational maps or charts
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Design waste recovery methods
Design environmental control systems
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Write business project or bid proposals

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret artifacts, architectural features, or structures
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Perform engineering research
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze ecosystem data
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct geological surveys
Direct civil engineering projects
Direct surveying activities
Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities
Manage industrial projects
Oversee testing or construction of prototype
Manage building maintenance projects
Direct construction of mine shafts or tunnels
Direct construction activities
Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering personnel
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills
Delegate authority for engineering activities
Conduct forestry, range, or other public land management

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate operational costs
Estimate engineering project costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Bid work projects
Estimate construction project costs
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids
Measure layout for construction projects
Perform engineering related measurements
Judge distances between two points

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate construction quality
Study the architectural features of various structures
Evaluate soil conditions
Study artifacts
Calculate energy efficiency or power output of systems
Evaluate material specifications
Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures
Calculate potential for energy savings
Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time
Evaluate new construction industry practices
Evaluate costs of completed projects
Evaluate site water usage or runoff

Getting Information

Conduct geological surveys
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Review engineering codes and specifications
Review maps to determine location or routes
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering data or reports
Survey land or properties
Collect engineering data
Conduct plant location surveys

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Detonate blasting charges for construction or extraction work
Engineer systems, machinery, or equipment underwater
Implement design or process improvements
Implement pollution control techniques
Follow safety procedures and regulations in architectual or engineering environments
Implement air quality control measures
Solve engineering problems
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Determine project methods and procedures

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise planning officials concerning regional or urban projects
Advise persons on rural or urban land use
Recommend alterations in construction or specifications
Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance
Advise others on engineering issues
Recommend solutions to engineering problems
Advise individuals regarding health or safety matters
Confer with potential and existing customers about energy efficiency improvements

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Perform engineering related safety inspection
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Inspect sewer, drain, or water main pipe joints to detect leaks or verify alignment or fit
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems
Test materials to verify safety standards
Test engineering project equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Cost Estimation
Construction Management
Civil 3D
Project Design
Staff Management
Structural Design
Land Development

Related Licensing Requirements

Engineer Intern (18-0000000126)

864 IAC 1.1-2-4 Engineering intern; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-31-1-7; IC 25-31-1-8 Affected: IC 25-31-1-12 Sec. 4. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 2 of this rule for professional engineer applicants apply for engineering intern applicants except that individuals with: (1) a baccalaureate degree meeting the course requirements of section 2(c) of this rule shall only be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a master of science degree in an engineering discipline following a baccalaureate that is not in an approved engineering curriculum shall only be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 2(b) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An individual who is enrolled as a senior in an engineering curriculum in a college or university in Indiana that has at least one (1) approved engineering curriculum may take the last EI examination offered prior to the individual's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any individual enrolled in any other baccalaureate degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

Professional Engineer (18-0000000009)

Requirements for professional engineer registration includes graduating from an approved engineer curriculum followed by four years of experience. Other requirements include: Certification from the state where you passed your exams or your NCEES record. 5 references, of which 3 must be from Professional Engineers. Copies of transcripts. Paying the exam fee. Please consult with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for addition educational or exam requirements.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

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