Public Health Construction Engineer


Minimum Degree in Civil Engineering

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks an Civil Engineer, Public Health is expected to perform include:

Planning, organizing and supervising installation of water supply, pipelines and accessories and construction of drains, sewers and other sanitary workers in Municipal Corporation, township or specified area(s)

Visiting site to conduct topographical survey with assistance of Surveyor to collect necessary information such as source of water, drains, localities, and villages etc.

Designing and preparing drawings and estimates of project ensuring scope for future development

Arranging for labour, machinery and materials

Digging of respective areas for drainage or embedment of pipes under his personal or authorised supervision

Getting culverts, sewers, sewage plants, pump houses, canals, and reservoirs etc. constructed

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

Checking at site, measurements taken by Overseer for preparation and payment of bills

Undertaking removal of silt, construction of approach road etc., if required

Inviting tenders and awarding work to Contractors

Well versed with 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 inarithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

Ability to identify materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures keeping in mind the public health and safety

Good working knowledge of construction materials

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


Commercial awareness

Team work

Mathematical skills

IT skills

Analytical 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.

Will be updated

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