A Civil Engineer is a professional who designs and builds the infrastructure of today. The conception, planning, and construction of all aspects of this process from scratch or renovating an old structure are all aspects of the profession.
Roles and Responsibilities
Assess Construction Site – Civil engineers have to assess and do a complete feasibility study of the construction site. They have to consider many factors, including the impact on nature and the surrounding environment, and plan accordingly.
Planning the construction – Civil engineers have to plan out the whole construction process beforehand. This has to be a systematic process to facilitate the smooth flow of work. Every step has to be meticulously planned.
Budgets – If the budget already has been set for the work, it is the job of the civil engineer to make sure all the construction happens within the budget. If the budget has not been set, the civil engineer, along with the planner, will take into account the raw materials required, machinery & equipment costs, labour required for the project, and set the budget and deadlines accordingly.
Oversee the Construction – The biggest responsibility of a civil engineer is to oversee the construction. They have to be there to see the construction being done in phases set by them. They also check the quality during construction.
Final Inspection – Before the project can be termed complete, civil engineers have to do a thorough final inspection of the construction. Once the structure is deemed safe, they prepare a report and label the construction as complete.