How to become a civil engineering technician

Combine technical, leadership and office skills to create and develop acceptable and viable civil engineering plans.

What does a civil engineering technician do?

Civil engineering technicians perform a wide variety of tasks both in offices and in the field. A civil engineering technician must have a vast knowledge of codes and regulations in order to create and develop acceptable and viable civil engineering plans. 

Duties and tasks

  • Compute and analyse all data pertaining to the project.
  • Conduct studies relevant to the project.
  • Create sketches, charts and other visible aids required for projects.
  • Direct and assist in work on the job site.
  • Enlist the aid of the correct machinery and equipment as well as ensure proper operation of such.
  • Estimate project costs and ensure construction stays within budget.
  • Order appropriate lab testing and analysis for the job.
  • Prepare plans and designs necessary for civil engineering projects.
  • Use proper procedures for the individual job.

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