One of the priorities of a developing economy is to strengthen its infrastructure. Infrastructure is the basic physical system of a nation. Transportation, communication, sewage and electric systems are all examples of infrastructure. The right talent is always needed to implement things at a fast pace. And Infrastructure is no exception to that.
With the current economic boom in Sri Lanka, the country’s infrastructure has never been more important. This has created a high demand for Civil Engineering jobs. Thus companies are on the hunt to get the right talent on board.
Keeping this in mind we have made our best efforts to list all the Civil Engineering jobs out there. In case you would like to browse more before you read further, please go ahead and search for jobs of your choice on our homepage.
What does a Civil Engineer do?
A civil engineer is usually the one who sits at the highest level of design and plans for an infrastructure project. He/she sees the feasibility of a project and gives the go ahead. They are the ones who do the cost estimates and see the safety concerns. All of this is done with the help of their expertise in maths: problem solving, superb knowledge of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis and design.
They also need to be able to communicate with other professionals such as architects, landscape architects, and urban and regional planners. Which means they need to explain their plans in a simple way for a non-engineer to understand.
There are a certain set of tasks which are common to every civil engineer, they are as follows: Analyze maps and other data to make a plan
Analyze the environment and land in order to finalise on the foundation of the structure
Provide cost estimates and check economic viability
Play a supervisory role to keep a check on work progress and ensure timely construction
Types of Civil Engineers
Geo-technical Engineer– are the ones who analyze how manmade structures interact with the Earth. They analyze the soil and land strength and are also involved with construction of retaining walls, slopes and tunnels.
Structural Engineer – ensures strength and durability of large structures like bridges and dams. By analyzing it on various principles.
Transportation Engineer – plan and design the transportation system. Like streets and highways, airports, ports and harbors.
Water Engineer – looks at the way that natural systems such as rivers, estuaries and the coasts behave, as well as designing infrastructure to store and direct water.
Requirements for a Civil Engineering job
To qualify for a job in Civil Engineering a professional degree is a must. Some states require you to have a license to practice. It varies from place to place and you would need to check with your local authorities. Depending on the job role you would either require previous experience or not. Entry level positions are mostly open for a fresher but some companies can have an exception. Though for complex projects you will almost always require previous experience.
If you are interested in other engineering jobs, please feel free to check the engineering category on Everjobs.