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 Emily Bauder, a civil engineer in the Sheridan, Wyoming office, saw there was a gap in transferring knowledge from the more seasoned employees. Robert Sher, Forbes, "How Midsized Companies Can Launch Powerful Mentoring Programs," 21 Apr. 2021 Duckett, a civil engineer with more than 30 years of construction project planning experience, was hired in 1995 to oversee the project to replace the old Milwaukee County Stadium. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Brewers Ballpark District executive Mike Duckett to retire at end of March; Duckett has spent 25 years as district leader," 26 Mar. 2021 Derek Tannahill, a civil engineer and another Bayshore resident, also jumped on board. Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage community’s effort to rebuild Bayshore Elementary ice rink is nearing its goal," 22 Mar. 2021 Robinson’s inspiration for the carbon coin draws from work by Delton Chen, a civil engineer and founder of the Global Carbon Reward Initiative. Ula Chrobak, Popular Science, "Sci-fi carbon coins could actually save our planet," 1 Mar. 2021 Niles Bolton Associates is the architect, Walter Schoel Engineering Company is the civil engineer and Doster Construction Company is the general contractor. William Thornton |, al, "Work begins on 13-acre Madison mixed use apartment development," 30 Mar. 2021 In open session, the council approved reopening its undergrounding project and hiring a principal civil engineer. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "How they voted, March 21," 21 Mar. 2021 His son and Roebling’s husband, Washington Roebling, a civil engineer, took over as chief engineer. cleveland, "Solon author’s biographical novel highlights feminist ‘ahead of her time’," 18 Feb. 2021 Gordon Snyder, a civil engineer, is not an incumbent but has spent the last two years on the district’s finance committee. Graydon Megan,, "Elmhurst District 205 school board candidates “face off” virtually in League of Women Voters forum," 25 Feb. 2021

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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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11 May 2021

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“Civil engineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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