Civil Engineer Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Civil Engineer interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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When do you have difficulty working in a team environment?

The interviewer wants to hear that you enjoy being on a team and thrive in the team environment. Tell the interviewer that you really like working with other people, and you do not have difficulty working in a team environment. Share that the team environment excites you, and you look forward to getting to know your team members each time a new team project starts.

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30 Civil Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. When do you have difficulty working in a team environment?

  • 2. How would you handle a situation where a design flaw led to a serious accident?

  • 3. What is the best way to deal with a difficult client?

  • 4. What should be the top priority for civil engineers today?

  • 5. What do you think is the most important trait for a project manager?

  • 6. Why are you interested in joining our firm?

  • 7. What was your favorite class in undergrad?

  • 8. How familiar are you with using AutoCAD?

  • 9. Tell me about a time when you created a unique idea or solution, and it was rejected by your colleagues. How were you able to bounce back?

  • 10. When have you had to think outside of the box to solve a problem?

  • 11. When have you taken an existing process and used your own engineering judgement to make it better?

  • 12. How do you handle stress on the job?

  • 13. What was the most challenging team you worked with? Why?

  • 14. What qualities do you believe are most valuable for a team?

  • 15. What role do you generally like to take in team projects?

  • 16. When did you realize you wanted a career as a civil engineer?

  • 17. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.

  • 18. Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker or client.

  • 19. Tell me about a time when your communication skills greatly benefited your team.

  • 20. Describe an ongoing problem at your current or former employer that you were able to overcome.

  • 21. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

  • 22. Can you talk to me about your GPA during undergraduate/graduate school?

  • 23. What part of being a civil engineer brings you the most stress?

  • 24. Describe a situation where you had a confrontation with a construction crew.

  • 25. Tell me about a time when you had to work long hours to reach a project deadline. How did you handle it?

  • 26. What's your dream project to be a part of?

  • 27. Do you have experience using 3D modeling software or finite element software?

  • 28. Tell me about a time when you were in disagreement with the construction crew. What was the problem and how was it resolved?

  • 29. What part of being a civil engineer do you dislike the most?

  • 30. What do you enjoy most about being a civil engineer?