7 Most Important skills for a Civil Engineer to succeed | Explore Engineering

7 Most Important skills for a Civil Engineer to succeed | Explore Engineering


from bridge designed to water treatment the work of civil engineers has a daily impact on the lives of most people in the world civil engineers design major construction projects such as roads airports tunnels dams and bridges they also supervise project construction and maintenance they must possess a very broad skill set from cost accounting to geology many civil engineers have jobs that require a very hands-on role in construction while others may have positions more heavily weighted towards supervisory and administrative skills we can therefore see how important it is for civil engineers to possess certain qualities and skills here we are providing the seven most important skills that civil engineers should have to succeed in their professional life a good civil engineer should have a level of mathematics and physics that allows for the identification and solving of engineering problems let’s put it this way if a structural engineer wasn’t able to accurately work out how much weight is being distributed throughout a bridge anyone wouldn’t dare to be driving anywhere near that bridge civil engineers also need to be skilled in design techniques and working with maps drawings and models as well as CAD software they need to be able to predict any possible future problems in find solutions for them when problems arise it has come for people involved in the project on all levels to look at the engineer for guidance and resolution it is important that a civil engineer is able to step up to the task and manage a diverse team of professionals whilst maintaining the confidence of clients civil engineers also need to evaluate the work of others and ensure their work is in compliance with within any applicable laws regulations and standards they also need to make sure that they work within said budgets and timeframes civil engineers carry a great deal of responsibility if they are ultimately in charge of the entire projects design and implementation they must be able to leave a diverse team of professionals including surveyors construction managers technicians contractors architects urban planners transportation engineers and others as well as maintain the confidence of governmental planning authorities the effectiveness of the civil engineers leadership skills may be a significant determining factor in keeping a project on time and on budget in civil engineering perhaps more so than other engineering fields the ability to communicate effectively is a highly sought after skill whether dealing with management or a client engineers need to be able to clearly communicate ideas and give direction leaving no ambiguity they must also be able to listen and benefit from the ideas of others in the team it could be said broadly that the role of civil engineers is applying engineering principles to develop solutions within the built environment more often than not this requires a certain level of creativity Engineers need to be able to innovate and improve on solutions from finding ways to reduce co2 emissions or making a trampoline bridge creativity is the key the ability to imagine what something will look like when it’s finished and visualized how complex components will come together is one of the most important skills a civil engineer can have visualization skills must be flexible and dynamic in order to identify and resolve issues before they can become problems because there are so many component parts to large-scale projects civil engineers must be able to envision how the interrelationships change when one or more individual aspects are changed civil engineers often face complex problems and need to find efficient solutions for them they need to be able to assess the pros and cons of all possible solutions and they need to be decisive in order to choose the best one

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    Ali Hassan

    Hello Sir!
    i wanted some information from you.Sir i am 16 years old and i am doing O levels currently afyer that i'll do O2 and then A levels sir i wanted to know that if i want to be a civil engineer what courses should i do? how much time will it take? and how much i will be payed per month.

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    Explorist

    Please check our updated video on Civil engineering skills https://youtu.be/HAx7E3Bu7gA
    for good natural voice and better graphics. thank you!!

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    Najaah Mohammed

    Am going the collage after couple weeks I don't like math and I don't understand him but I'm in love with a physics what I should do

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    Alexa V

    I'm still young and I already have all these skills for a civil engineer because I want to take a course in civil engineering when i get to college. I'm maintaining my skills so that I can be a civil engineer in the future

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    lawrence apacible

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    Arshid shah

    I have passed my civil engg in 2015 and im still jobless…and now i have almost forgotten everything i learnt during studying… i request everyone not to do civil engineering.. instead u should do graduarion in arts and prapare for civil service exams and all the other exams of graduation level….

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    Ranjitha Kashyap

    Evn em a civil engineering student,my aim s jst wana up as a successful engineer especially n d field of construction r either a plan , bt em very weak n drawings😔😔😔, i jst enjoyed my engineering lyf lyk anything, nw em n 3rd year r exmz r too early nt scared of my exmz bt scared of my career 😔, nw em being interested towards my field…..jst wana grow up nd make society grow up n a better wayyy…..

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    RV/cube rixxzzx

    No mattet how hard to study this kind of course. I know to myself that matter what happen I'll become one of them. CIVIL ENGINEER GRADUATES😂😂😂. let's workhard and prove. let's work to express not to impress. WE CAN ALL DO THIS. MAKAKAGRADUATE DİN TAYO HAHAHA

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    Maksymilian Oszywa

    1.Technical skills
    2.Project Management
    3.Leadership skills
    4.Communication skills
    5.Creativity
    6.Visualisation
    7.Creativity

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