ROLE OF CIVIL ENGINEER ON CONSTRUCTION SITE.

Civil Engineers are responsible for creating, improving, and protecting our immediate environment. They plan and oversee construction and rebuilding, as well as the maintenance of roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, dams, harbors, power plants, and airports..

Civil engineers play very hard role on construction site which are dynamic in nature.


The major responsibilities of civil engineers are described below.

01. Execution:

It intends to convert the design into reality. It includes the checking of plans, drawings and quantities. Finalize the plan, coordinating with client’s demand, architect, interior and structural engineer.

02. Quality Engineer – QA/QC:

QA(Quality assurance)/QC(Quality Control) engineer ensures that all the materials used and work performed are as per specifications.

03. Safety Officer:

Responsible for safety of workers. To give instructions, health and safety training and provision of welfare units for laborers time to time. In case, if safety measures are not followed, construction works should be immediately stopped at that point itself.

04. Planning Engineer:

To deal with the assets(i.e. material and labour) at site. Efficiently organizing the plant and site facilities. Day-to-day management of construction site including labour force

05. Billing Engineer:


Preparation of bills for subcontractor and clients.

Rather than above mentioned responsibilities, A civil engineer also has some other responsibilities to deal with it:

  • Developing detailed designs.
  • Doing feasibility assessments and site inspections.
  • Preparing and implementing project plans.
  • Researching and providing estimates for projects.
  • Reviewing government regulations and ordinances.
  • Monitoring and optimizing safety procedures, production processes, and regulatory compliance.
  • Making recommendations or presenting alternative solutions to problems.
  • Confidently liaising with clients and other professional subcontractors.
  • Project management duties (e.g. managing budgets, resources, and deadlines; acquiring and compiling quotes, etc.).
  • To bring to notice if any discrepancies in drawings, quantities and rates as well as make necessary changes if any.
  • To keep an eye on surveying works (i.e. to confirm the boundaries correctly) and setting out (i.e. plotting or marking of the plan on field/site as per plan on the sheet).
  • To save on material and labour cost along with adding a valve to the structure.
  • Agreeing a price for materials, and making cost-effective solutions.
  • Checking of materials at the time of delivery.
  • Setting up the sequence of work in accordance with the drawings and specifications.
  • To check on safety measures taken by people working on site.
  • Resolving technical issues arising, if any, during execution of work.
  • Keeping record of drawings, technical reports and site diary.
  • Counselling and Supervising junior or trainee engineers and give them health and safety training.

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