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Engineer - Civil
Engineer - Civil
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment
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Engineer - Civil (Short)

Engineer - Civil

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.


About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Engineer - Civil Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Engineer - Civil test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Multitasking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Construction Fundamentals
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:17-2051.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Architecture and Engineering
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2018)
Bottom 10%:
$54,780 or less
Bottom 25%:
$67,430 or less
Median:
$86,640 (Average)
Top 25%:
$112,850 or more
Top 10%:
$142,560 or more

US Employment Statistics
2018:
326,800
2028 (projected):
347,300
Annual U.S. Job Openings:28,300

Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Systems Analysis
  • Operations Analysis
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Mathematics
  • Speaking
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Information Ordering
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
22%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
7%
Master's Degree:
13%
Post-Masters Certificate:
2%
Professional Degree:
4%
Doctoral Degree:
2%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
2%
3 - 6 Months:
2%
1 - 2 Years:
4%
2 - 4 Years:
4%
4 - 6 Years:
9%
6 - 8 Years:
2%
8 - 10 Years:
2%
More than 10 Years:
24%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Airport Engineer, Architectural Engineer, Asphalt Engineer, Base Engineer, Bridge Design Engineer, Bridge Engineer, Bridge/Structure Inspection Team Leader, Building Construction Engineer, Building Engineer, Cadastral Engineer, Cartographic Engineer, City Engineer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Manager, Civil Engineering Project Manager, Concrete Engineer, Condemnation Engineer, Construction Engineer, Contracting Engineer, County Engineer, Demolition Engineer, Design Engineer, District Engineer, Drainage Design Coordinator, Drainage Engineer, Energy Infrastructure Engineer, Engineer, Environmental Construction Engineer, Erecting Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Forest Engineer, Forestry Engineer, Foundation Engineer, Geodetic Engineer, Geological Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Highway Design Engineer, Highway Engineer, Highway Research Engineer, Highway Safety Engineer, Hydraulic Engineer, Hydroelectric Plant Structural Engineer, Hydrographic Engineer, Irrigation Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Mapping Engineer, Material Engineer, Municipal Engineer, Plans Examiner, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Railroad Design Consultant, Railroad Engineer, Reclamation Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Resident Engineer, Resource Recovery Engineer, Road Design Engineer, Road Engineer, Roadway Engineer, Sanitary Engineer, Street Engineer, Stress Engineer, Structural Design Engineer, Structural Designer, Structural Engineer, Structural Engineering Project Manager, Structural Steel Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE), Topographical Engineer, Track Production Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Transportation Analyst, Transportation Consultant, Transportation Engineer, Traveling Engineer, Utility Engineer, Wastewater Plant Civil Engineer, Water Systems Designer, Water Systems Engineer, Zoning Engineer, Airport Engineer, Architectural Engineer, Asphalt Engineer, Base Engineer, Bridge Design Engineer, Bridge Engineer, Bridge/Structure Inspection Team Leader, Building Construction Engineer, Building Engineer, Cadastral Engineer, Cartographic Engineer, City Engineer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Manager, Civil Engineering Project Manager, Concrete Engineer, Condemnation Engineer, Construction Engineer, Contracting Engineer, County Engineer, Demolition Engineer, Design Engineer, District Engineer, Drainage Design Coordinator, Drainage Engineer, Energy Infrastructure Engineer, Engineer, Environmental Construction Engineer, Erecting Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Forest Engineer, Forestry Engineer, Foundation Engineer, Geodetic Engineer, Geological Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Highway Design Engineer, Highway Engineer, Highway Research Engineer, Highway Safety Engineer, Hydraulic Engineer, Hydroelectric Plant Structural Engineer, Hydrographic Engineer, Irrigation Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Mapping Engineer, Material Engineer, Municipal Engineer, Plans Examiner, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Railroad Design Consultant, Railroad Engineer, Reclamation Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Resident Engineer, Resource Recovery Engineer, Road Design Engineer, Road Engineer, Roadway Engineer, Sanitary Engineer, Street Engineer, Stress Engineer, Structural Design Engineer, Structural Designer, Structural Engineer, Structural Engineering Project Manager, Structural Steel Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE), Topographical Engineer, Track Production Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Transportation Analyst, Transportation Consultant, Transportation Engineer, Traveling Engineer, Utility Engineer, Wastewater Plant Civil Engineer, Water Systems Designer, Water Systems Engineer, Zoning Engineer

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