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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Sundt/Davila Joint Venture was the construction team on the 18-month project, executing a design by HDR Engineering, prime consultant; Muñoz & Company, principal architect; and Pape-Dawson Engineers, lead civil engineer. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "Historic San Pedro Creek: a drainage ditch becomes a culture park," 5 May 2018 Williams, a civil engineer, was appointed to an open seat in 2014 and was elected to a full four-year term later that year. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "Meet the 18 candidates vying for four school board seats in Prince George’s County," 14 June 2018 In 2003, civil engineers and archaeologists began construction on the North/South metro line, a six-mile rapid-transit line joining areas of Amsterdam separated by a body of water called the IJ. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "New Website Unearths Amsterdam’s History Via 700,000 Artifacts Spanning 5,000 Years," 2 July 2018 The patent-pending StormGUARDen was designed by Carrie Bristoll-Groll, principal civil engineer and CEO at Stormwater Solutions Engineering LLC in Milwaukee. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some Milwaukee residents to get free state-of-the-art garden boxes to help prevent combined sewer overflows," 12 June 2018 Joining her department 29 years ago, Little, a civil engineer and Highland Park resident, has been in her current position for 18 years. Steve Sadin,, "3 longtime Deerfield employees head to retirement," 25 May 2018 The bride’s father, who worked in Albany, retired as a civil engineer for the New York State Transportation Department. New York Times, "Betsy Gwin, Michael Firestone," 17 June 2018 Could the same be said for the accountants and civil engineers whose median pay was used as a comparison in the article? WSJ, "Better Pay Won’t Solve School-Structure Ills," 29 May 2018 Engineer: Mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering and civil engineer go hand-in-hand with math., "Jobs add up for students proficient in math," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of civil engineer

1763, in the meaning defined above

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