Air Force

3E5X1:Engineering

They direct and perform civil engineering design, drafting, surveying, and contract surveillance to support facility construction and maintenance. They work with Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings, Building Information Modeling, construction contract specifications, and cost estimates.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

They direct and perform civil engineering design, drafting, surveying, and contract surveillance to support facility construction and maintenance. They work with Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings, Building Information Modeling, construction contract specifications, and cost estimates.

Military Duties Translated:

Analyze photographs, drawings and maps to inform the direction of projects as well as the overall budget constraints Ensure project feasibility through continual evaluation of structural integrity and design practicality Create designs that utilize a variety of materials Perform and adjust quantity calculations for practical and budgetary purposes Communicate with team members as well as customers and vendors to ensure maximum cohesion and fluidity on projects Forecast design and construction time frames Inspect project sites to ensure they meet relevant codes and are progressing properly

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Civil Engineer