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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

29040 Civil Engineering Technician

Assists Civil Engineer in application of principles, methods, and techniques of civil engineering technology. Reviews project specifications and confers with Civil Engineer concerning assistance required, such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, evaluation of field conditions, design changes, and reports. Conducts materials testing and analysis, using tools and equipment and applying engineering knowledge necessary to conduct tests. Prepares reports detailing tests conducted and their results. Surveys project sites to obtain and analyze topographical details of sites, using maps and surveying equipment. Drafts detailed dimensional drawings such as those needed for highway plans, structural steel fabrication, and water control projects, performing duties as described under Drafter. Calculates dimensions, profile specifications, and quantities of materials such as steel, concrete, and asphalt, using calculator.