2142-Civil Engineers

Job Title: 

Civil Engineers

Job Description: 

Civil engineers conduct research, advise on, design, and direct construction; manage the operation and maintenance of civil engineering structures; or study and advise on technological aspects of particular materials.


Tasks include:

  • conducting research and developing new or improved theories and methods related to civil engineering
  • advising on and designing structures such as bridges, dams, docks, roads, airports, railways, canals, pipelines, waste-disposal and flood-control systems, and industrial and other large buildings
  • determining and specifying construction methods, materials and quality standards, and directing construction work
  • establishing control systems to ensure efficient functioning of structures as well as safety and environmental protection
  • organising and directing maintenance and repair of existing civil engineering structures
  • analysing the behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and designing structural foundations
  • analysing the stability of structures and testing the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Civil engineer
Civil/aerodrome construction engineer
Civil/bridge construction engineer
Civil/building construction engineer
Civil/highway and street construction engineer
Hydraulics engineer
Structural engineer

This unit group excludes

Civil engineering project manager (1323)
Town planners (2164)

Specific Occupations: 

Civil engineer (general)

Structural engineer (general)

Building construction engineer

Soil mechanic/Piling engineer

Other civil engineers

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore