Civil Engineering Technician

To function efficiently the infrastructure of modern towns and cities is analyzed designed planned upgraded and improved by a team of civil engineers civil engineering technicians and other industry-related professionals who work together as a team.

In areas not yet developed civil engineering technicians help determine where roads should exist how and where to install sewage systems and how tall buildings should be in certain areas.

In existing towns and cities that need rejuvenation civil engineering technicians work on what has become known as urban renewal which is improving the existing infrastructure to make systems function more efficiently look better or increase safety.

Normally civil engineering technicians are involved in every aspect of a project from start to finish. For example if a new bridge is being built the civil engineering technician would be involved in the project from the very early stage in which the area is studied all the way to the completion of construction.

Their job requires a high level of knowledge in the areas of estimating how much a project is going to cost field surveying drafting plans for the project using a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program keeping track of the projects progress and ensuring that the project is completed on time and correctly.

In order to qualify for a career as a civil engineering technician it is essential that a two-year associates degree be earned. Careers.StateUniversity.com states that the employment outlook for civil engineering technicians is good and the median salary for this type of work is $38480 per year.

Education Required: Associate's Degree
Avg Salary: $38480
High Salary: $48480
Low Salary: $28480
Tasks: Helps determine where roads, sewer lines and other forms of infrastructure should be placed.
Works to rejuvenate old cities and towns through revitalization projects.
Designs the plans for new land development.
Stays involved in civil engineering projects from start to finish.
Also Called: Civil Engineering Technologist
Engineering Technician
Land Planner
Infrastructure Planner
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