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Graduate Civil Engineer

Job Title and Job Description

Graduate Civil Engineer

Some of my responsibilities include: road reconstruction projects, storm water design, water distribution, sewers, land fills, and permitting for the various tasks listed. I enjoy the variety of tasks in this job such as seeing projects go from design to construction, and being involved with large municipal projects.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

There are many different directions that someone could take within the field of civil engineering. You could work for a private sector, within a town, within a state, or for the federal government. Each of these provides very different work environments.

What new technology will be important?

There may be improved integration of design tools (water, storm and sewer) with drafting programs, more accurate GPS equipment for surveying, more town incorporating GIS(Geographic Information System).

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

I was educated at Northeastern University in the field of Civil Engineering. I was involved with the Co-op program, which relates work experience to the classroom by allowing the student to work as an intern within the field.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Minimum of a bachelors degree with summer internships followed by a masters degree. It is also important to become involved with civil engineering student groups.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

Yes.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Athletic / Physical 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Bilingual 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Mechanical Understanding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Sales and Negotiation 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Scientific and Experimental 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Teaching / Instructing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Understanding Yourself 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
 

Interview By: Jeremy Cigal