Construction engineer salaries have been trending higher for some time now.
But what exactly do they do?
We spoke to two experts on the subject, both of whom specialize in engineering jobs.
They gave us their take on what they see as the best career path for construction engineers.
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In general, the answer is that a construction engineer should be an expert in the field.
But this is a broad definition.
Construction engineers have a wide range of expertise in building systems, materials, engineering technologies, safety, and so forth.
There are also various types of construction.
For example, a metal fabrication engineer might be focused on working with metal and steel.
An engineering technologist might work with the physical and software systems used to build a building.
A construction engineer also has the benefit of having a broad range of experience.
They can design and build anything, including an entire skyscraper.
They know the ropes and girders that hold up buildings, and they can fix them.
An electrical engineer might focus on connecting electrical systems.
The technical side of the equation is more complicated.
But they are usually experts in the areas of mechanical design and engineering.
So what do these different types of engineers look like?
There are different types, but the most common is a metal manufacturing engineer.
A metal fabrication or machining engineer is responsible for producing components for the various building materials that are used in construction.
They usually work with metal alloys, such as stainless steel and aluminum.
A machining and electronic systems engineer might work on electronic components, as well.
Electrical engineers typically work on the systems of electrical equipment and the wiring systems that connect them.
Mechanical engineers work on building construction systems.
Electronics engineers tend to be more involved in the electrical systems, as opposed to mechanical engineers.
This might be because of the electrical engineering skills they gain.
Mechanical engineer are also more likely to be engineers in the construction field.
They often work on electrical components and the building wiring.
An electrical engineer also typically has experience with designing, building, and operating computers.
They have an understanding of how electrical circuits work.
Mechanical or electronic engineering engineers are often more involved with the building system itself.
Mechanical engineering and electronic engineering can be divided into two sub-fields: electrical and mechanical.
Electrical engineering is focused on the design and building of circuits.
Mechanical engineering is more focused on engineering the building itself.
These types of engineering disciplines are often associated with the aerospace and automotive industries.