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Civil engineer interview questions

William Frierson AvatarWilliam Frierson
June 6, 2012


Do you have an interview coming up for a civil engineering job? Your potential employer will want to know that you are ready to work in the construction site, that you possess relevant knowledge, that you are able to construct the buildings according to all requirements and that you will comply with all government regulations.

These are great sample interview questions for a civil engineering job that you should prepare for.

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  1. Please tell us something about yourself.
  2. What are the three important goals in your life?
  3. Why did you choose the field of Civil Engineering?
  4. What are the roles and tasks of a Civil Engineer in a construction site?
  5. Do you believe in one time change or transitional change?
  6. What is your opinion about our country’s infrastructure development? In general, do you believe we are doing enough to improve the facilities of the nation?
  7. How can one convert cubic meter to cubic feet?
  8. How can the bearing capacity of soil be increased?
  9. You know that old buildings are susceptible to collapse. So what do you suggest should be done for those buildings?
  10. Compare the differences between a railway tunnel and a road tunnel.
  11. What are the similarities and dissimilarities between absorption, adsorption, and sorption?
  12. What is modulus of electricity? Give an example of one of its real life application.
  13. How do you measure if a building is complying with all safety regulations after it is constructed?
  14. What is the compositional of cement?
  15. Do you have any projects or internships to back your application?

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