The design, construction and maintenance of the small to mega scale projects that meet the requirements of communities at large is come under the purview of Civil Engineering. These projects include Bridges, dams, roads, Railways, aerodromes, ports, buildings, water treatment & supply systems, Sewage Treatment etc
What a Civil Engineer does:
- Analyze short to long range plans, survey of the sites and ensuring the feasibility of projects and finally making& submitting of detailed project report (DPR). This DPR also includes construction costs, government regulations, and potential environmental hazards, other factors in planning and risk analysis for a project.
- Prepare& submit applications to local, state, and central agencies, so to comply with the legal provisions &various regulations
- Perform or oversee soil testing to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations
- Test building materials, such as concrete, asphalt, or steel, for use in particular projects
- Provide cost estimates for materials, equipment, or labor to determine a project’s economic feasibility
- Use design software to plan and design transportation systems, hydraulic systems, and structures in line with industry and government standards
- Perform or oversee surveying operations in order to establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction
- Present their findings to the public on topics such as bid proposals, environmental impact statements, or descriptions of property
- Manage the repair, maintenance, and replacement of public and private infrastructure
- Proper compliance of quality controls and safety standards which required Inspection of the projects to insure regulatory compliance.
Common civil Engineer’s profiles: Here is the list of common profiles of a civil Engineer:
Site engineers manage construction projects, ensuring that they are scheduled and built in accordance with plans and specifications. These engineers typically are responsible for the design and safety of temporary structures used during construction.
Geotechnical engineers: work to make sure that foundations are solid. They focus on how structures built by civil engineers, such as buildings and tunnels, interact with the earth (including soil and rock). In addition, they design and plan for slopes, retaining walls, and tunnels.
Structural engineers: design and assess major projects, such as buildings, bridges, or dams, to ensure their strength and durability.
Transportation engineers: plan, design, operate, and maintain everyday systems, such as streets and highways, but they also plan larger projects, such as airports, ship ports, mass transit systems, and harbors.
Quality control engineers: Proper compliance of quality controls and safety standards which required Inspection of the projects. Their role also includes the inspection of the material used in the project.
Environmental Engineers: Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.
Landscape Architects: Landscape architects design parks and the outdoor spaces of campuses, recreational facilities, private homes, and other open areas.
Surveyors: Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries. They provide data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth’s surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects.
Urban and Regional Planners: Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
Independent assessors: An experienced civil Engineer can also work as an Independent assessor of a project. Many agencies (financial institutions, Banks etc.) hire such specialized persons to assess the project cost before financing any project and once the project is completed again need their services for the audit of the project.
Civil Engineering – Current Salary Package In current scenario the typical salary ranges of a fresh graduate Civill Engineer is between Rs. 14,000 to 25000/- P.M However, the salary differs as per the location, industry type, company level. If you are hired by a Multinational Company, you can expect high salary package. Similarly, good campus placements also fetch better salary packages. Additionally, some companies offer salary on the basis of your skills, experience, expertise and the nature of roles and responsibilities handled previously. Generally, highly skilled and professional civil engineers in first 3-5 years of his career can bag a salary in the range of 6-10 lac PA. and after that we can safely say that sky is the limit.
Conclusion: Even though with the above lines many of doubts regarding Career in Civil Engineering will be cleared, but to pursue a successful career in Civil Engineering or any other professional course also you must have to choose a right college at right place. However, Choosing an appropriate college is not a cup of tea for everyone and it becomes more difficult for those students who all stay in far-away rural or semi-urban places and wants to do his or her course of engineering from a big city will face more problem as compare to the students residing in Metro or developed cities e.g a student from Chappra (Bihar) wants to do his course from Noida/ G.Noida and for him to choose top civil engineering college in Delhi NCR, Will be a tough job. But fortunately the Technology has given such students an option to search a proper Institute for them which suits to their requirements. The main criteria while selecting an engineering college has to see the quality of education, which primarily depends on the quality of faculty, Infrastructure, Past academic records and placement records.
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