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Top 25 Civil Engineering Technician Interview Questions

Question 1 of 28
What excites you the most about this position?
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Question 2 of 28
How do you or would you motivate your team?
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Tell the interviewer what you have done or would do to motivate your team and ensure its success.

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"I would meet with my team on a regular basis to ensure they are meeting all expectations, and that they are satisfied with the duties they have to perform. I would also occasionally reward them by using incentives, e.g., monetary incentives and/or the opportunity to move up the ladder by acquiring management skills."
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Question 3 of 28
Give me an example of when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
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Provide an example of a situation in a professional capacity, preferably related to civil engineering. Alternatively, provide an example in any other professional or volunteer capacity, or in a university setting. Add that you are positive your skills will be transferable in this role.

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"I am particularly proud of the time I (X project you are the most proud of). I went above and beyond because the client's satisfaction mattered to me and my employer, and (X other reasons why you went above and beyond). The client was so satisfied by the high level of commitment and quality of my work that he hired our company for all of his upcoming projects."
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Question 4 of 28
When working on a typical project in your field, what do you find to be the usual culprit to time delays, and how do you correct these issues?
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Tthe interviewer wants to ensure you have good time management skills. Answer this question by providing an example of such skills in another position as for employers, past behavior is a good predictor of future behavior.

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"The culprit to time delays is poorly managing one's time. I am proud to say that I have excellent time management skills. For instance, in my last role at (X company) as (X position title), I regularly had to complete numerous projects on very tight deadlines (X further information pertaining to the projects involving the use of your excellent time management skills). However, should delays inadvertently occur, I would get to work as soon as possible and would not hesitate to work overtime and/or delegate duties to ensure project completion in a timely fashion."
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Question 5 of 28
Tell me about an important goal that you set in the past. Were you successful?
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Tell the interviewer about your most successful goal, preferably in a professional capacity and related to the position/industry you are applying for. Alternatively, provide any successful goal in another professional capacity, in a volunteer capacity, or in a university setting.

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"My most important goal is one where I had to (X ...) on a very tight deadline (... detailed information pertaining to this goal, such as the company name, your position title, and so on). I successfully met the requirements and my superior was highly satisfied. My strong time management skills contributed to my success and will undoubtedly enable me to thrive in this role at your company."
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Question 6 of 28
What are your long term career goals?
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Question 7 of 28
What is you greatest strength and how will it contribute to your success in this role?
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Question 8 of 28
Tell me about your ability to remain ethical in difficult situations.
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Question 9 of 28
How do you handle stress and pressure?
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Question 10 of 28
What would you current or former employer say about you?
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Question 11 of 28
Tell me about your post-secondary education.
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Question 12 of 28
Have you ever left a position without providing notice?
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Question 13 of 28
What are your short term career goals?
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Question 14 of 28
Tell me what your current or former employer had to say about the quality of your work in your last performance review.
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Question 15 of 28
Tell me about your attendance record in your current or last position.
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Question 16 of 28
What is your greatest weakness and what are you doing to improve in that area?
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Question 17 of 28
Why should we hire you?
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Question 18 of 28
What do you enjoy the most about being a Civil Engineering Technician?
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Question 19 of 28
What made you choose a career as a Civil Engineering Technician?
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Question 20 of 28
How well do you handle criticism?
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Question 21 of 28
What do you feel your best skill is related to the position of Civil Engineering Technician?
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Question 22 of 28
What do you know about our firm?
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Question 23 of 28
Tell me about a time when you had to criticize and give feedback to a construction worker. How did it go?
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Question 24 of 28
Tell me about a time when a certain project did not go as planned. How did you and your team correct the issue?
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Question 25 of 28
How do you feel about the paperwork end of being a Civil Engineering Technician?
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Question 26 of 28
Are you available to work overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays, and/or start your shift early in the morning?
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Question 27 of 28
What duties on our job posting do you consider the most challenging?
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Question 28 of 28
What motivates you in your career?
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About Civil Engineering Technician

August 30th, 2017

Civil Engineering Technicians help civil engineers plan and design the construction of highways, bridges, utilities, and other major infrastructure projects. They also help with commercial, residential, and land development.

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