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Civil Engineering Technologists and 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

  • Civil Designer
  • Civil Engineering Assistant
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Design Technician
  • Engineer Technician
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Technician
  • Transportation Engineering Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • 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.
  • Develop project budgets by estimating the cost of project activities.
  • Draft detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects 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.
  • Negotiate with contractors on prices for new contracts or modifications to existing contracts.
  • 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.
  • Negotiate prices or other sales terms.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Prepare project budgets.
  • 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)
  • Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV)/Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB) Crewman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Bridge Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Civil Engineering Assistant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Combat Engineering Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Commanding Officer, Naval Construction Forces (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Company Officer, Naval Construction Forces (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Construction Engineering Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Construction Inspector (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Constructionman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Engineer Assistant (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Engineering (Air Force - 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)
  • Executive Officer, Naval Construction Forces (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Facilities Construction/Facilities Services Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Facilities Engineering Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Facilities Planning and Programming Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • General Engineering Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Machinery Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Marine Safety Specialist Engineer (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Material Maintenance Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Missile Facility Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Naval Engineering Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Officer in Charge, Naval Construction Battalion Unit (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Operations Officer, Naval Construction Forces (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Public Works Facilities Management (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Public Works Production Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Public Works Utilities Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Technical Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Technical Engineering Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

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