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  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, and geotechnical engineers. Excludes “Hydrologists” (19-2043).
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  Video Icon  Civil Engineers
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  Specialized Occupations:
  * Transportation Engineers (ONET code: 17-2051.01)
  * Water/Wastewater Engineers (ONET code: 17-2051.02)
Typical Tasks:
  • Manage and direct the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site.
  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
  • Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine design specifications.
  • Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, program modifications, or structural repairs.
  • Test soils or materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel.
  • Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations or establish reference points, grades, or elevations to guide construction.
  • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
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Education & Training:
  Bachelor's degree
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Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $102,442.00 $49.25 $35.38 $39.21 - $55.39
Bridgeport/Stamford $111,320.00 $53.52 $36.15 $40.70 - $63.25
Danbury $102,089.00 $49.09 $35.67 $38.42 - $54.91
Hartford $101,507.00 $48.81 $35.38 $38.91 - $55.23
New Haven $99,129.00 $47.65 $33.03 $38.13 - $53.87
New London/Norwich $98,921.00 $47.56 $36.65 $39.54 - $55.39
Waterbury $98,662.00 $47.44 $34.84 $37.72 - $51.99
Torrington $113,719.00 $54.67 $39.60 $42.10 - $46.21
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 3,520 3,970 0.1% 305
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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