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Civil Engineering Technicians - 17-3022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineering Designer
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Transportation Engineering Technician
  • Civil Designer
  • Engineering Specialist
  • Civil Engineering Assistant
  • Construction Analyst
  • Design Technician

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Tasks

  • Analyze proposed site factors and design maps, graphs, tracings, and diagrams to illustrate findings.
  • Calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and component specifications, and material quantities using calculator or computer.
  • Conduct materials test and analysis using tools and equipment and applying engineering knowledge.
  • Confer with supervisor to determine project details such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions.
  • Develop plans and estimate costs for installation of systems, utilization of facilities, or construction of structures.
  • Draft detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Evaluate facility to determine suitability for occupancy and square footage availability.
  • Inspect project site and evaluate contractor work to detect design malfunctions and ensure conformance to design specifications and applicable codes.
  • Plan and conduct field surveys to locate new sites and analyze details of project sites.
  • Prepare reports and document project activities and data.
  • Read and review project blueprints and structural specifications to determine dimensions of structure or system and material requirements.
  • Report maintenance problems occurring at project site to supervisor and negotiate changes to resolve system conflicts.
  • Respond to public suggestions and complaints.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Create graphical representations of civil structures.
  • Create maps.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Review technical documents to plan work.
  • Survey land or bodies of water to measure or determine features.
  • Test characteristics of materials or structures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Engineering Aide (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Bridge Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Civil Engineering Assistant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Engineering Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Diver (Army - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Assistant (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Aid (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Aide (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • General Engineering Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Technical Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Technical Engineering Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Facility Planner
  • Fire-Protection Engineering Technician
  • Parking Analyst