Civil engineers work in both the public and private sectors to design the public infrastructure that enables us to live, work, and travel. With an eye on design and scalability, they develop and oversee projects that build the things we use every day—like roads, bridges, airports, water treatment facilities, and more. (Linkedin.com)
Salary Range: S$4,060 to S$11,400 per month
Prepare plans, profiles, details, and specifications for all aspects of roadways, storm drainage, erosion and sediment control, sanitary sewers, water, and utilities
Manage project documentation—including, but not limited to, contracts, development plans, construction specifications, design calculations, and project schedules
Perform drainage/detention reports, SWPPP reports, and other technical reports and documents for agency submittals
Oversee project operations to ensure organizational standards and safety guidelines are being upheld, and provide necessary research and technical information to the appropriate management teams and project representatives
Train and guide project managers and operators to ensure project requirements are fulfilled to specifications, keeping in direct communication with clients and other project stakeholders
Track project budgets by analyzing all related costs—including labor and materials
Complex Problem Solving — Problem-solving usually involves successfully considering the pros and cons of each solution and finding the path with the least risk involved.
Teamwork — Most engineering projects require an engineer to work together in a team, whether with their coworkers or with external professionals.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Decision-making skills — Given the multitude of steps and objectives of infrastructure and systems projects in both the public and private sectors, a civil engineer often makes important and delicate decisions.
Attention to detail — Engineers often work with complex projects and thus extra attention to every detail is essential to ensure the success of the entire project.
Mathematical skills — Civil engineers use advanced principles of trigonometry, geometry, calculus and other mathematical skills when analysing, designing and overseeing the completion of their projects.
3D Designing software — AutoCAD
Simulation software — Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS)
Environmental analysis software — StormCAD
Project management — Microsoft Project
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