- Download PDF for Civil Engineering interview, Questions and Answers
When you are interviewing for an Civil Engineering job, in addition to the basic interview questions you will be asked during a job interview, you will be asked more focused and specific Civil Engineering questions, about your education, skills, certifications, languages, and tools you have expertise in.
The hiring manager will want to know, in detail, how equipped you are to handle the position.
Prepare for the interview by considering the job qualifications - what skills, knowledge, and experiences you'll need for to be successful in the job.
Take the job requirements that are included in the posting and make a list of the top qualifications the employer is looking for. Then match your credentials to the list. Be ready to discuss why you have each attribute the company wants.
Review this list of accounting interview questions and take the time to prepare responses based on your qualifications for the job. When responding give specific examples, whenever possible, of how you have handled a project or situation. Providing details will show the interviewer how and why you are qualified for the job.
Below is a list of some of the questions contained in the full PDF Download
Q::Which is stronger solid steel rod or hollow steel pipe?
A::On a per pound basis, steel pipe is stronger in bending and is less likely to buckle in axial compression.
Q::What is braced excavation all about?
A::Excavations are braced to prevent the cave-in of surrounding unstable soil.
Q::What is aggregate?
A::Aggregate is the component of a composite material used to resist compressive stress.
Q::How do you calculate the power of a centrifugal pump?
A::The input power, that is, the power required to operate the pump should be stated in Hp
(horsepower) on the pump’s nameplate. It can also be calculated by the 3-phase power equation:
P(in Hp) = VI(1.7c) = Rated Voltage x Rated Current x 1.73/ %Efficiency
If this is a consumer grade pump that operates on 120Vac, then the equation becomes P = VI,
simply multiply the operating voltage, 120 x current (which is the number followed by the letter
The output power, which really is not technically power, but rated in Gpm (gallons per minute),
or capacity should also be on the nameplate. If you have the make, model, and (not necessarily
needed) the serial number (also on the nameplate) you could call the manufacturer’s customer
service dept. As an application engineer, I have contacted countless manufacturers, and service
dept’s for assistance. It is now a big deal to them, they will be happy to answer your questions.
Q::What is rigging?
A::In sailing, the ropes used to move the sails around so the boat will move in the right direction
when the wind blows.
Q::What is absolute pressure?
A::Absolute pressure is simply the addition of the observed gage pressure plus the value of
the local atmospheric pressure
Q::What is the difference between engineering stress and true stress?
A::In biology, Stress is something that disrupts homeostasis of an organism. In
engineering, Stress is an external force that pushes, pulls, twists, or otherwise puts force
Engineering stress assumes that the area a force is acting upon remains constant, true
stress takes into account the reduction in area caused by the force.
Q::What are some structures that may be subjected to fatigue?
A::Bridges, hydraulic presses, burners trains
Q::What is diversion tunnel in a dam?
A::When a dam is to be built, a diversion tunnel is usually bored through solid rock next to the dam
site to byPAss the dam construction site. The dam is built while the river flows through the
Q::What is the quantity of cement in Mix M20 concrete?
A::For nominal Mix Cement consumption for M25 will be 570 kg per cum. and for Design Mix it
can be optimized to 510 kg per cum.
Q::What is unit weight of normal concrete?
A::What is the difference between shear and tensile strength?
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