Civil Engineering Professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.
There are many tasks done by civil engineering professionals. A few are listed below:
Her first job was waiting tables at a restaurant, which she did whilst at university. After she graduated from university, Emily worked as a graduate civil engineer at an Australian engineering consulting firm. Her area was traffic and transport planning. Learn about Emily de la Pena in this profile.Find out more