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Civil Engineer Mock Interview

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

Civil Engineer was written by and updated on January 1st, 2021. Learn more here.

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What do you enjoy most about being a civil engineer?

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List of 30 Civil Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What do you enjoy most about being a civil engineer?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    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?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    How familiar are you with using AutoCAD?

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    When do you have difficulty working in a team environment?

  10. 10.

    When did you realize you wanted a career as a civil engineer?

  11. 11.

    Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

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

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

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

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

    What was the most challenging team you worked with? Why?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    What was your favorite class in undergrad?

  26. 26.

    Why are you interested in joining our firm?

  27. 27.

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

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    What should be the top priority for civil engineers today?

  29. 29.

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

  30. 30.

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