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Like a civil engineer, just not as up tight. They perform managerial tasks on the job site as well as design engineering (i.e. temporary structures). They spend a lot of time on the job site overseeing the actual construction of a project and making sure it gets finished in a cost efficient, safe, and timely manner.
The civil engineers don't like it when they find out that construction engineers make more money than they do!
by MMartinez April 28, 2007