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The job description for a civil engineer focuses on planning and designing infrastructure relating to streets, transportation, sewer and water. Learn about the job description for a civil engineer with tips from the manager of an engineering company in this free video on career information.

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Hello. My name is Jerry Eliott. I’m a managing partner of a small engineering firm called Weber Eliott Engineers in Eugene Oregon. I've been asked to address the question of what is a civil engineer. Civil engineers are those responsible for designing and putting together most of the infrastructure. That would be infrastructure relating to streets, transportation, sewer, water infrastructure. All those elements that go together to make the living space in the urban environment work and function as a unit. As civil engineers we plan those facilities and we also design and give instructions for how those facilities are put together. Those are called the plans that you will often see and hear about. As a consulting civil engineer I am essentially hired by municipalities, private agencies or institutions to put those designs together.


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