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Civil Engineers
District Of Columbia

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Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

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Currently Employed: 970

Projected Annual Job Openings: 40

Typical Hourly Wage: $32.97 - $48.77

Typical Annual Salary: $68,600 - $101,400

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
  • Design or engineer systems to efficiently dispose of chemical, biological, or other toxic wastes.
  • Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, or program modifications or structural repairs.
  • Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine design specifications.
  • Test soils or materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel.
  • Manage and direct the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site.
  • Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations or establish reference points, grades, or elevations to guide construction.
  • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
  • Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems or structures using computer assisted design or drawing tools.
  • Prepare or present public reports on topics such as bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, or property and right-of-way descriptions.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Compasses
  • Distance meters
  • Levels
  • Scales
  • Theodolites

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Map creation software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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