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You might hire a civil engineer to:

  • Design and manage virtually every aspect of infrastructure project construction
  • Provide oversight for surveying, regulatory compliance, construction, and maintenance

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements, such as building and safety codes

  • Maximize value by assessing construction costs and conducting risk analyses

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Proficiency in design software such as AutoCAD
Master’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent
Experience with site development, layout, and utility design (either through education or training)
Civil 3D experience and general familiarity with Autodesk software
Skills in math, writing, organization, leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making
Experience working under a progressive engineer (PE)
Close attention to detail
Working knowledge of compliance legislation