Civil Engineering Technician


Civil Engineering Technicians 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.

Education Required

  • Vocational School


Median Annual Salary: $42,000.00
Starting Annual Salary: $23,050.00
Senior Annual Salary: $66,770.00

common Majors or Possible Apprenticeships

  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

What Work You'll Do

  • Analyze proposed site factors and design maps, graphs, tracings, and diagrams to illustrate findings.
  • Conduct materials test and analysis using tools and equipment and applying engineering knowledge.
  • Plan and conduct field surveys to locate new sites and analyze details of project sites.

Things You Need to Know

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

Abilities You'll Need to Have

Major Skills:
  • Math Skills
Additional Skills:
  • Responding to public suggestions and complaints.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.