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Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Job Description

What does a Civil Engineer do?

Civil Engineers plan, design, and oversee the construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, dams, pipelines, power plants, water systems, sewage systems, and others. They monitor and direct projects to ensure compliance to intended design and specifications, and provide technical advice to construction personnel. Civil engineers are expected to be familiar with CAD and graphic rendering software, project, and materials mangaement.


Duties and Tasks: 

  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure compliance to design specification, safety or sanitation standards, and other regulations. 
  • Coordinate safety compliance activities  
  • Manage the construction and operations activities in the project site 
  • Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel for details on design, construction, modifications, or repairs. 
  • Direct or aid in surveying for installations 
  • Test building materials such as concrete, steel, asphalt, etc 
  • Perform or oversee soil test to determine strength of foundation 
  • Estimate quantities, cost of material, cost of labor, operational costs, and other factors to determine project feasibility 
  • Create graphical representations of structures 


Technical Skills 

  • Computer aided design (CAD) software 
  • Industrial control software 
  • Three-dimensional conceptual skills 
  • Blueprint creation 
  • Diagrammatic skills 
  • Highly skilled in mathematics and physics 


Other Skills/Requirements: 

  • Materials resources management – ensuring the appropriate use of materials, equipment, and facilities to complete projects 
  • Critical thinking - using logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of plans, explore alternative solutions, and come up with different approaches to problems 
  • Operations analysis - analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design 
  • Personnel management - ability to motivate and direct people as they work through problems 
  • Organizational, project management, planning skills 
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal 


Additional Information: 

A graduate of BS Civil Engineering must take the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination in order to practice the profession. The Board of Civil Engineering facilitates the exam under the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and is scheduled in May and November every year. 


Specializations/Sub Disciplines: 

Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Civil Engineer make?

The average monthly salary of a Civil Engineer in Philippines ranges between
Php 24,250 - Php 77,500 (median: Php 50,875).

0 to 2 years experience

Php 10,000 - Php 50,000 (median: Php 30,000)

3 to 5 years experience

Php 12,000 - Php 70,000 (median: Php 41,000)

6 to 10 years experience

Php 25,000 - Php 90,000 (median: Php 57,500)

10 + years

Php 50,000 - Php 100,000 (median: Php 75,000)

Salary information is based on the data collected, analyzed, and standardized by Recruitday team from employers, jobseekers, and other sources as of November 04, 2019.

Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Skills & Qualifications


Education Requirements

Skills required