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Civil Engineering Technicians
District Of Columbia

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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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Currently Employed: 380

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $22.80 - $36.29

Typical Annual Salary: $47,400 - $75,500

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate'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

  • Draft detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and component specifications, and material quantities using calculator or computer.
  • Read and review project blueprints and structural specifications to determine dimensions of structure or system and material requirements.
  • Confer with supervisor to determine project details such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions.
  • Inspect project site and evaluate contractor work to detect design malfunctions and ensure conformance to design specifications and applicable codes.
  • Report maintenance problems occurring at project site to supervisor and negotiate changes to resolve system conflicts.
  • Develop plans and estimate costs for installation of systems, utilization of facilities, or construction of structures.
  • Prepare reports and document project activities and data.
  • Evaluate facility to determine suitability for occupancy and square footage availability.
  • Analyze proposed site factors and design maps, graphs, tracings, and diagrams to illustrate findings.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Augers
  • Concrete or cement testing instruments
  • Soil core sampling apparatus
  • Soil testing kits
  • Theodolites

Technology:
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Map creation software
  • Spreadsheet software

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