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Civil Engineer, Highways and Roads

Aliases: Civil Engineer, Highways Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Site Engineer

Industry/Sector(s): Construction


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Civil Engineer, Highways and Roads is expected to perform include:
  • Planning, organizing and supervising construction and repair of roads, including  culverts and bridges
  • Undertaking reconnaissance and topographical surveys to gather information to decide suitable route for road construction
  • Preparing himself or getting it prepared by Draftsman Civil, a detailed drawing with complete specifications such as width of road, foundation, drainage system, bridges, culverts etc.
  • Arranging for labour, machinery and materials and commencing work under his direct or authorised supervision
  • Checking work from time to time to ensure proper consolidation of earth work and prevent  sinking of roads
  • Checking measurements taken by Overseer (Civil) for payment of bill
  • Inspecting completed work and handing over completed project to client
  • Inviting tenders and assigning road construction to approved Contractors
  • Maintaining road making machinery like road rollers, concrete mire, etc. in working order
  • Arranging road side plantation and their maintenance

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It is not a desk job
  • Needs to handle a team of Construction Workers and Junior 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 maybe 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 needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Minimum – Degree in Civil / Mechanical / Transport Engineering

KEY COMPETENCIES 

  • Competent in planning and directing activities

  • Well-versed in preparing designs and construction plans

  • Proficiency in determining organizational requirements

  • Knowledge about preparing budget estimates

  • Well versed in regulation of rates of civil supplies and raw materials

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Coming soon

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 2
Architectural or civil engineering institutes across India

 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
http://nscsindia.org/AboutUs.aspx

 

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
http://www.wbut.ac.in/syllabus/Civil_Final_Upto_4th_Year_Syllabus_14.03.14.pdf

 

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Trainee Engineer → Jr. Civil Engineer → Civil Engineer, Highways and Roads  → Senior Civil Engineer

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with up to 2 years of experience – ₹ 36,000 to ₹ 37,000 per month
  • For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience –  ₹ 53,000 to ₹ 54,000 per month
  • For candidates with over 5 years of experience – ₹ 64,000  to ₹ 65,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Relevant previous work experience

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 5
  • Large construction companies, highway and roadway developers.
  • Mid-sized construction companies, highway and village roadways developers
  • Highways and roadways construction contractors in India

 

KEYWORDS 

  • Highways Engineer

  • Civil Engineer

  • Roadways Engineer

  • Site Engineer

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152142.0600Civil Engineer, Highways and Roads
ISCO 20082142 Civil Engineers
NIC 200842101Construction and maintenance of motorways, streets, roads, other vehicular and pedestrian ways, highways, bridges, tunnels and subways
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