I am shadowing civil and environmental engineers.

Vanderbilt university

The job I will be shadowing is the job of an engineer. The type of engineers I will be shadowing are environmental and civil engineers. CFM Layton is the name of the company where the engineers work.


Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment.

Environmental Engineering is the integration of science and engineering principles to improve the natural environment, to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate pollution sites.

Some typical duties of these engineers are keep maintenance of roads and bridges and other things built. As an environmental engineer they would inspect different places and factories to check if they are environmentally safe.


The engineers at the company are usually working in a regular office but don't spend much time there as they are usually out and about doing their typical duties as an engineer. As an engineer they work weekdays mon. - fri. all year around.


Civil engineers typically has an academic degree with a major in civil engineering. The length of study is usually three to five years and the completed degree is usually a Bachelor of Engineering, though some universities designate the degree as a Bachelor of Science. The degree generally includes units covering physics, mathematics, project management, design and specific topics in civil engineering. Initially such topics cover most, if not all, of the sub-disciplines of civil engineering. Students then choose to specialize in one or more sub-disciplines towards the end of the degree. While an Undergraduate Degree will normally provide successful students with industry accredited qualification, some universities offer postgraduate engineering awards which allow students to further specialize in their particular area of interest within engineering


A civil engineer gets paid about $60,560 a year.


There is a large demand for engineers as many are needed to upkeep and take care of the human made world. The change in the business of engineers is always changing though. Which means you need to learn on the go about new things every day!


There are many different types of engineers such as aerospace engineers, electrical engineers, and manufacturing engineers which are all engineers that are about the same.


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