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Civil Construction Jobs

As the title itself suggests, a civil construction job falls in the construction field. A civil construction job can vary in nature and demand high intellectual work or physical work or both. The job of a civil engineer is a common on site civil construction job. Some career options included in the civil construction field are that of site workers, supervisors, draftsmen, surveyors, and engineers.

To get a civil engineering job, you must have, at least, a diploma in civil engineering. B.E., M.E., B.Arch, B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD are the graduate degrees which are required to get a higher position in a civil construction job. To become a trainee, a diploma in civil engineering is sufficient along with 0-2 years of experience.

A graduate degree is required to become a construction site supervisor or to be in the administrative department or in the planning section. These positions usually require two to four years of sound experience. Some construction firms even require five to ten years experience.

A civil construction job demands lots of profound skills. You must have in depth knowledge of surveying, foundation, irrigation systems, building drawing, structural drawing, estimation and costing, hydraulics, works management etc. according to the type of job profile. Updated and thorough knowledge about construction materials is a must.

In addition, especially in higher-level jobs, you must be familiar with computer programs such as AutoCAD, Excel, Word, Access, 3D-MAX along with the computer language C++. Above all, you must have good communication skills, which is required in presentation of projects and giving proper instructions to other workers. You must possess problem solving ability, have excellent management skills, and be able to deliver a project within the given deadline. You must also have the foresight required for planning a project layout in drawing.

A civil construction job presents various kinds of duties and responsibilities. You may have to draw several plans to present a construction project in sheets. You may also have to handle multiple projects as well as billing issues. On site, you have to manage and execute the details in drawings within the mentioned deadline. When an unexpected problem occurs during a construction or drawing a plan, you have to solve it quickly.

One of the most important responsibilities required on a site is managing those who work under you by giving proper instructions and guidance. A person in a civil construction job may have to assist in design schedule development as well as ensuring effective inter-department coordination. As a supervisor, you may also have to ensure the proper supply of materials to the construction site and review the methods of working and alternative materials etc., in order to maximize workflow output. You have to maintain and provide accurate reports to senior management.
A civil construction job has exciting career opportunities in both public and private sectors. There are lots of private construction firms looking for civil engineers for various types of civil construction jobs. Today, the modern construction industry is spread all over the world and creating new opportunities for civil engineering graduates and diploma holders to pursue their goals in this field.
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