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CIVIL ENGINEERS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. Includes architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. Excludes “Hydrologists" (19-2043).
 
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  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Transportation Engineers (ONET code: 17-2051.01)
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, or program modifications or structural repairs.
  • Manage and direct the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site.
  • Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems or structures using computer assisted design or drawing tools.
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, or other topographical or geologic data.
  • Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine design specifications.
  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
  • Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations or establish reference points, grades, or elevations to guide construction.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems..
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
      View Related Programs on Connecticut's Education & Training ConneCTion site
 
License Authority for Professional Engineer:  (License details)
 
  Department of Consumer Protection
Occupational & Professional Licensing
165 Capitol Avenue
Room #110
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6135
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/opld

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $93,382.00 $44.89 $30.96 $34.40 - $53.01
Bridgeport/Stamford $93,393.00 $44.90 $30.79 $33.56 - $54.51
Danbury $94,195.00 $45.29 $30.09 $31.61 - $56.02
Hartford $94,246.00 $45.31 $30.92 $34.16 - $54.27
New Haven $92,052.00 $44.25 $32.41 $37.20 - $50.21
New London/Norwich $95,190.00 $45.77 $32.48 $36.05 - $54.01
Waterbury $77,480.00 $37.25 $25.82 $28.38 - $44.08
Torrington $90,610.00 $43.56 $32.20 $34.55 - $49.20
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 3,440 3,780 0.9% 290
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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