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Who is Design Engineer?

Design Engineer

Civil Designers use computer aided design (CAD) programs to draft, scale, and fine tune drawings and maps for roads, bridges, and other construction projects. They assist project managers and engineers in determining material, labor and other costs.

Civil Designers may work on a variety of specialized projects, such as water supply system, or a traffic management system. Civil design jobs can require a combination of office and occasional field work, depending on the projects. Many designers work for architectural and engineering firms, competition for jobs in this specialty can be fierce.

To Become A Design Engineer:

You mus have a minimum of associate's degree program in drafting technology or computer aided design for architectural and engineering. Programs such as CAD, GIS and construction planning are studied at introductory level.

While a degree can provide a valuable foundation for the aspiring new civil design engineers, some employers require work experience in order to be considered for employment. Many internships, regardless of the field, can lead to a job upon completion, and they're great opportunity to network and establish a contact base to call upon when looking for employment or a higher ranked position. 

In many countries the design architects or engineers need to be certified in order to do a project or work in company and they are called CD's (Certified Drafters) or CDD's (Certified Design Drafters).
They need to pass a test based on basic principles and knowledge of the subject.

Gain advanced design experience. Some jobs ads call for candidates who have experience with specific design and application such as Auto CAD or Bently System MircoStation. While some may also consider knowing only 2D and 3D in GIS design program.

Key Skill Required are:

Time-Management, Written and Verbal Communications, Analytical Interpersonal, and Organizational Skills, Decision making ability, Knowledge of computer programs such as Auto CAD, MicroStation, Microsoft Office, Knowledge of Building Codes and Environmental Standards.


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