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Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Civil engineer?

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RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Civil engineer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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Civil engineers handle all construction activities. They build our quality of life. With creativity and technical skills, civil engineers plan, design, construct and operate the facilities essential to modern life, ranging from bridges and highway systems to water treatment plants and energy efficient buildings,. It is the broadest of the engineering fields. Civil engineers focuses on the infrastructure of the world which include water works, sewers, dams, power plants, transmission towers/ lines, railroads, highways, bridges, tunnels, irrigation canals, river navigation, shipping canals, traffic control , mass transit, airport runways, terminals , industrial plant buildings, skyscrapers etc. Among the important subdivisions of the field are construction engineering , irrigation engineering , transportation engineering, soils and foundation engineering, geodetic engineering, hydraulic engineering and coastal and ocean engineering. Civil engineering graduates have a wide variety of work options available. They can start private practice as a consultant or work with municipalities, government construction, regulatory agencies , transportation authorities, architects or urban planners. Others can seek employment in construction or manufacturing companies. As a civil engineer , one can also work for organizations like ONGC, railways and various departments of state and central governments. Employment opportunities exist in government sector including the railways, departments of irrigation, public works, roads, airports, harbours, municipal corporations, telecommunication department etc. Civil engineers can also work as a commissioned officer in the defense services, research organizations and laboratories. Those who are down to earth people may join various NGOs working in water shed management and other areas. Civil engineering graduates can also go in for research and take up teaching. They also can join lucrative Indian Engineering Services
. Some of the main recruiters that hire civil engineers are national fertilizers limited, bharath electronics limited, cement corporation of India, bharat sanchar nigam limited, mmtc limited, Hindustan zinc limited, national small industries corporation limited, bharat heavy electrical limited, power grid corporation of India etc.
To excel in this field , one really needs to have good interpersonal skills as work involves interacting with people of various industries, getting work done from blue collar workers as well as peoplem in power

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