civil engineer


Definition of civil engineer

: an engineer whose training or occupation is in the design and construction especially of public works (such as roads or harbors)

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Other Words from civil engineer

civil engineering noun

Examples of civil engineer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After working as a civil engineer for a Japanese construction firm in Hong Kong and as a tour guide, Mr. Ng jumped on an opportunity in 1987 to return to the United States and secure a green card. Edward Lee,, "‘Eddie’ Ngan Ling Ng, a Hong Kong-born transplant who achieved the ‘American dream’ as a systems engineer for a federal agency, dies," 11 Sep. 2020 The engineering estimate for the project was $370,000, according to Eric Brown, a civil engineer with the North Ridgeville Engineering Department. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "North Ridgeville intersection to be closed for up to three weeks," 8 Sep. 2020 William Hammond Hall, the young civil engineer who had already conducted surveys of the area for the federal government, submitted the lowest bid of $4,860. Gary Kamiya,, "How Golden Gate Park ended up in the Outside Lands," 4 Sep. 2020 In August 1870, a 24-year-old civil engineer named William Hammond Hall began surveying a vast expanse of sand dunes in western San Francisco that city officials hoped would one day become a verdant park. Gary Kamiya,, "How Golden Gate Park ended up in the Outside Lands," 4 Sep. 2020 Meunier, who has served as acting public works director since June, has nearly 40 years of experience as a civil engineer in both the private and public sectors, with the last six in Howard County. Jacob Calvin Meyer,, "Howard County announces new directors of public works, finance departments," 31 Aug. 2020 The 27-year-old civil engineer mailed her renewal application in late April, weeks after the government suspended all passport processing except for life-or-death emergencies due to the coronavirus crisis. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "Need to apply for a passport or renew one? Coronavirus backlog could mean a long wait," 18 Aug. 2020 Alex Mayer, a civil engineer professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, said in the ProPublica-Tribune report. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "'It was only done to make me look bad': Trump denounces border wall section funded by supporters," 12 July 2020 Newcomers include an unemployed pro wrestling host, an out-of-work barber, an on-call nurse and a civil engineer who starts his work day at 5 a.m. to make time for the workout. Brett Simpson,, "A new East Bay fitness community grows out of the crucible of coronavirus," 7 July 2020

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First Known Use of civil engineer

1763, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of civil engineer was in 1763

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19 Sep 2020

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“Civil engineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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