Civil Engineering Technicians:

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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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $52,570.00
Average Time to Fill 33 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 849
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 3.65 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Resource Allocation
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate operational costs
Estimate engineering project costs
Bid work projects
Estimate construction project costs
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Perform engineering related measurements
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Judge distances between two points

Getting Information

Review engineering codes and specifications
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Review maps to determine location or routes
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering data or reports
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Survey land or properties
Conduct plant location surveys

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Perform engineering related safety inspection
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test materials to verify safety standards
Test engineering project equipment

Analyzing Data or Information

Evaluate product design
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Perform engineering research
Interpret aerial photographs
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Draw prototypes, renderings, plans, or maps to scale
Determine dimensions of wooden furnishings or structures to be built
Create graphical representations of civil structures
Calculate engineering specifications
Determine design criteria or specifications of product, project, or service
Create drafting or mechanical drawings

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Project Management
Materials Testing
Cost Estimation
Technical Support
Construction Management
Civil 3D
Quality Assurance and Control

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