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Career and Education Opportunities for Civil Engineering Technicians

In general, civil engineering technicians apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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STATES WITH Civil Engineering Technician OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technician video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Civil engineering technicians calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and component specifications, and material quantities using calculators or computers. They also read and review project blueprints and structural specifications to establish dimensions of structures or systems. Equally important, civil engineering technicians have to talk with supervisors to establish project details such as plan preparations and evaluation of field conditions. Finally, civil engineering technicians draft detailed dimensional drawings and layouts for projects to insure conformance to given requirements.

Every day, civil engineering technicians are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to see details at a very fine level of focus. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.