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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.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Hydraulic rock drills
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  • Boring or sinking machinery
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  • Land drilling rigs
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  • Tampers
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  • Vibratory plates
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Map creation software
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  • Electronic mail software
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  • Development environment software
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  • Spreadsheet software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and component specifications, and material quantities using calculator or computer.
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  • Draft detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
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  • Analyze proposed site factors and design maps, graphs, tracings, and diagrams to illustrate findings.
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  • Read and review project blueprints and structural specifications to determine dimensions of structure or system and material requirements.
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  • Prepare reports and document project activities and data.
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  • Confer with supervisor to determine project details such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions.
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  • Inspect project site and evaluate contractor work to detect design malfunctions and ensure conformance to design specifications and applicable codes.
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  • Plan and conduct field surveys to locate new sites and analyze details of project sites.
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  • Develop plans and estimate costs for installation of systems, utilization of facilities, or construction of structures.
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  • Report maintenance problems occurring at project site to supervisor and negotiate changes to resolve system conflicts.
  •  Skills
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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      Education:   Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
      Related Experience:   Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $65,953.00 $31.71  $21.42  $24.77 - $37.76 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $88,829.00 $42.70  $31.12  $34.47 - $46.95 
    Hartford $66,156.00 $31.81  $21.35  $24.98 - $38.15 
    New Haven $55,857.00 $26.86  $19.45  $21.53 - $31.34 
    New London/Norwich $63,492.00 $30.53  $20.90  $23.40 - $35.70 
    Waterbury $54,733.00 $26.32  $21.80  $23.22 - $29.36 
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