Design, plan, or ganize and oversee the building of structures such as dams, bridges, gas and water supply systems, sewerage systems and roads.
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. They also analyze the way structures are likely to behave once they?re built, and choose the best materials and construction methods for each design.
Job activities and 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
- organizing and directing maintenance and repair of existing civil engineering structures
- analyzing the behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and designing structural foundations
- analyzing the stability of structures and testing the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction
Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Highly specialized knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Detailed knowledge of research principles and methods
Detailed knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
Detailed knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Advanced knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
Advanced knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
Advanced knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
Advanced knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing highly complex ethical issues
Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
Advanced skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and generate high-level recommendations and/or alternative scenarios
Manage high level relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
Substantial skills and experience in high level policy analysis, formulation and research, plus strategic planning in sensitive and confidential environment
Conceptualize and convey strategic indications from the spectrum of development experience
Advanced negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and highly complex work achievement
Manage sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
Work with others to develop innovative solutions to highly complex, unpredictable and unfamiliar problems
Communicate with authority and influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
Highly developed specialist oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to develop, initiate, implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively manage risks associated with change, as well consistently and sensitively manage highly complex ethical issues
Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to develop and establish new policy directions
Highly developed advanced organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Professional engineers work on and manage large complex engineering projects. Usually work regular business hours, but may need to work evenings and weekends or be on call. Work in offices and on construction sites, which may be isolated. May also travel overseas to work or to attend conferences and seminars.
Bachelor of Science in civil engineering or relevant field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.
Required Work Experience:
Municipality of Abu Dhabi, Urban Planning Council, Department of Transportation
More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
Higher than the industry average
Excellent with employment of engineers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations over the next decade, but growth will vary by specialty.
Examples of job titles:
Civil engineer - Geotechnical engineer - Structural engineer
Examples of some related occupations:
Structural engineer - Structural tunnelling engineer - Structural design engineer - Senior structural engineer - Senior road engineer - Civil engineer - Civil engineering project manager - Geoscientist - Mining engineer - Metallurgist - Town and traffic planner
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Source Of Info:
Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi