Kim, a Senior Engineer at a waste water treatment plant, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, how hard it is to get a job in her field, and work-life balance. She loves incorporating math and science into real-world problems.
Civil engineers design and supervise large construction projects, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.
Civil engineers who sell their own services publicly must be licensed in all states and the District of Columbia. A license is required to exercise direct control of a project and to supervise other civil engineers, civil engineering technologists, and civil engineering technicians. A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program is generally required to obtain a license.