General Construction Engineer


Minimum Degree in Civil Engineering

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Civil Engineer, General is expected to perform include:

Planning, organizing and supervising construction

Supervisingrepairing of buildings, highways, dams, bridges, tunnels, canals, aerodromes, towers, etc. with or without assistance of Architect or other specialised civil engineers

Preparing or getting sketches, plans etc. of project prepared by Architect

Visiting areas for preliminary survey, selection of size, and collection of necessary data

Preparing designs, detailed drawings and estimating of cost with assistance of Draftsmen

Arranging for required materials, machinery, labour and commencement of work at site

Ensuring correct execution of work according to specifications at every stage of progress

Checking at site, measurements taken by overseer for preparation and payments of bill

Inspecting and examining structure, completion of work to ensure its conformity with prescribed specification

Calling for tenders and awarding work to one or more contractors

Undertaking maintenance, development or remodelling work

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

Adept in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling, leadership technique and production methods

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Complex problem solving skills

Critical thinking

Negotiation skills

Time management skills

Team player

Mathematical skills

Judgement and decision making skills

It is not a desk job

Needs to handle a team of Engineers

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Construction companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system is not available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerousas per The Building and other Construction Worker's Act (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service), 1996

Occupational hazards include back aches, general fatigue, stress, dust allergy, etc.

Health risks include exposure to dirt and dust, traverse rough terrain, bending, and standing for long hours, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years experience INR 14,000 to INR 15,000 per monthFor candidates with 2 to 5 years experience INR 40,500 to INR 50,500 per monthFor candidates with over 5 years experience INR 60,000 to INR 70,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Construction Sector in India

The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to INR 11954 billion by 2017. Continuously increasing infrastructure spending levels of the government has made the industry highly attractive among foreign investors in the recent years.

The Construction sectors growth is expected to reach 7.5 percent by 2016-17 from current growth rates of 5.6 percent and is expected to contribute significantly to the countrys GDP in the next five years thereby showing its vital importance for the economic growth of the nation.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~31 million jobs in the 9 year period.

Demand for Civil Engineers

Civil Engineers are in great demand to uphold and repair current facilities and structures and to construct new buildings. There are a lot of career opportunities in this field. Skilled professionals in this field are in high demand in developed countries. Civil Engineers are engaged in all important building plans carried out by the private construction firms, railways projects, military, engineering services, state or central government and consultancy services. Middle Eastern countries offer job opportunities particularly Dubai where Civil Engineers can reap the benefit of opportunities owing to the number of construction projects they have.

Local authorities, government departments, railways across India

Water/electricity/gas companies across India

Civil engineering contractors/consultants across India

Self employed

Towns and cities across India