There’s more to Civil Engineers than meets the eye. It’s not just fancy buildings and construction projects. They’re analytical and creative, out of the box thinkers. Problem solvers and often, futurists.
Their work has a positive impact on communities.
It’s a career where no two days are the same. Every project has a unique set of challenges. Unlike manufacturing, engineering processes are different every day. There’s the design, planning and management elements of the trade – and the Civil Engineering Code of Practice prompts ongoing knowledge and training to stay ahead of the curve.
While managing multiple construction projects, there are several challenges that can happen simultaneously. Civil engineers wear many hats and may need to switch from one strategy to another, swiftly, to maintain project flow. Timelines and budgets are rigid, and engineers are just one cog in the project wheel. Overlapping projects are common and Civil Engineers require more than just a practical skillset.
An ‘essential’ worker.
Grouped in the ‘essential’ category, Civil Engineers continue to work through the pandemic. Unlike other engineers, those in civil conduct projects outdoors (not just in laboratories, factories, and offices). They’re exposed to extreme weather conditions, which adds another level of pressure. For example, Civil Engineers often travel to construction sites, which are in remote locations. Adaptability, physically and mentally, are important traits to have.
As far as stakeholders, Civil Engineers are required to communicate with clients, project teams and community members, often from different cultural backgrounds. Project management becomes more about understanding and working with people.
It’s the variety of this field that makes it so alluring. There’s so much more to it than the technical side. There’s a lot of client intercommunication and the soft skills are just as necessary and valuable.
With a considerable amount of documentation involved in Civil Engineering, diligence and meticulous attention to detail is imperative.
Adelaide’s construction experts.
Right now, the Australian Government is injecting millions of dollars into infrastructure projects to create more jobs. The essential services around each one creates more jobs and support people’s livelihoods.
Civil Engineers have a challenging task ahead. For the general public, it’s important to follow safety guidelines and work with engineers to ensure the big projects don’t come to a standstill.
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