Civil engineers are highly trained professionals who design and oversee the construction of public works such as roads, tunnels, bridges and more. As a civil engineer, you can choose between becoming a consulting engineer or a contracting engineer. Civil engineers either work for the government or in the private sector competing for government contracts.
The Job Scope
- Managing technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
- Utilising a range of computer software for creating detailed designs
- Managing complex calculations
- Liaising with clients and a number of professionals including architects and subcontractors
- Putting together job specs and overseeing tendering procedures
- Sorting out design and development problems
- Handling budgets and project resources
- Managing material and equipment purchases and deliveries
- Ensuring the project complies with legal requirements, especially health and safety
- Evaluating the sustainability and environmental impact of projects
- Making sure projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time.
An entry level civil engineer with 1-3 years of experience earns an average compensation of RM37,200 or RM3,100 a month
A mechanical engineer who has been in the industry for over 7 years earns an average compensation of RM141,550 or RM 11,796 a month.