Highways Engineer

Civil Engineer

Roadways Engineer

Site Engineer

Minimum Degree in Civil / Mechanical / Transport Engineering

Relevant previous work experience

The tasks a Civil Engineer, Highways and Roads is expected to perform include:

Planning, organizing and supervising construction and repair of roads, including culverts and bridges

Undertaking reconnaissance and topographical surveys to gather information to decide suitable route for road construction

Preparing himself or getting it prepared by Draftsman Civil, a detailed drawing with complete specifications such as width of road, foundation, drainage system, bridges, culverts etc.

Arranging for labour, machinery and materials and commencing work under his direct or authorised supervision

Checking work from time to time to ensure proper consolidation of earth work and prevent sinking of roads

Checking measurements taken by Overseer (Civil) for payment of bill

Inspecting completed work and handing over completed project to client

Inviting tenders and assigning road construction to approved Contractors

Maintaining road making machinery like road rollers, concrete mire, etc. in working order

Arranging road side plantation and their maintenance

Competent in planning and directing activities

Well-versed in preparing designs and construction plans

Proficiency in determining organizational requirements

Knowledge about preparing budget estimates Well versed in regulation of rates of civil supplies and raw materials

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Good communication skills

Creativity, pragmatism and rationale thinking

Flexibility and attentiveness

Social and networking skills

Negotiation and marketing skills

Time management skills

Team player and leadership qualities

It is not a desk job

Needs to handle a team of Construction Workers and Junior 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 maybe 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 needsMaybe

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The




Act (Regulation






Service) ,1996

Occupational hazards include general fatigue, stress, anxiety, pressure, unsocial working hours, long hours of travel and work, etc.

Health risks include exposure to construction tools, heavy machinery, dirt and dust, construction site, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 36,000 to INR 37,000 per month

Forcandidateswith2to5years of experienceINR 53,000 to INR 54,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 64,000toINR 65,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Construction Sector in IndiaThe 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. Supervisory and managerial levels constitute 12% of the total workforce. The Working Group for the Twelfth Plan estimates an additional requirement of 23000 engineers and supervisors in order to cope with the envisaged capacity expansions. Higher investment public as well as private sector growth forecast over next 5 years is 8 to 9%.

Large construction companies, highway and roadway developers.

Mid-sized construction companies, highway and village roadways developers

Highways and roadways construction contractors in India

Towns and cities across India

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Architectural or civil engineering institutes across India

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