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Civil engineering is a technical branch where engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct, and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector. Civil engineers work on roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. Civil engineering specialties include architectural, structural, transportation, traffic, water resources, and geotechnical engineering. Civil engineers plan, design, and oversee construction and maintenance of building structures and infrastructure. They are project requirement experts, and their role involves gathering project requirements, testing and evaluating building sites and materials, and managing the overall building process from start to finish. That means that civil engineers need to see and understand the big picture, and also be able to execute the tiniest of details. They are also employed in all the major construction projects carried out by the state or central government, such as public works departments (PWD), railways, and military. Civil engineers are generally hired as project engineers in private construction and real estate companies. If you are in the infrastructure business and wish to get technical expertise for your projects and jobs, you can hire a freelance civil engineer, thereby, saving on the cost of a regular company employee.

What Do Civil Engineers Do?

Structural engineering forms a sub part of civil engineering. Structural engineers are involved in designing structures, such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, etc. On the other hand, a civil engineer is a technical expert, who uses the application of planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining the infrastructure projects. At the same time, a civil engineer also makes an attempt to protect the public and environmental health, by improving existing infrastructures that have been neglected. The role of a civil engineer is not only confined to engineering expertise, but also includes supervision and administration of the company's project. Ensure that your civil engineer has the skills necessary for your jobs and can:

  • Manage, design, develop, create, and maintain small to large-scale construction projects in a safe, timely, and sustainable manner.

  • Visit the site, do required investigations, and analyze the available data (maps, reports, tests, drawings, and other).

  • Work on technical and feasibility studies to create a blueprint with given technical specifications.

  • Assess potential risks, materials, and costs.

  • Coordinate with a variety of stakeholders.

  • Manage budget and purchase equipment/materials.

  • Work in alignment with guidelines and regulations, including permits, safety etc., and deliver technical files and other technical business documentation as required.

​The interview process is an important part of hiring civil engineers. Ask interview questions to learn more about the skills, expertise, and work ethic of the civil engineers you hire.

Qualifications Required for Civil Engineers

It is ideal that the civil engineer you hire has the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering 

  • Experience of working in good projects in the civil engineering domain

  • Proficient in design and visualizations software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or similar

  • Expert in site layout, grading, utility design, erosion control, regulatory approvals, etc.

  • Project management and supervision skills

Benefits of Hiring Civil Engineer Online

At Guru, you can find listings of dozens of freelance civil engineers who can help with your company's projects. You may choose any of the civil engineers depending on the level of experience and expertise desired, and the budgetary constraints.

  • It makes sense to hire a freelance civil engineer if one needs their services for a limited period of time. Regular/full time employees will always cost more in comparison, and terminating their services entails legal complications.

  • No matter the size of your company's project, if you need a civil engineer with broad experience skills, and extensive industry knowledge, freelance is the best option. These professionals have been building quality projects over the years.

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