Choosing a specialty division

Hi i've completed Bachelor Degree-Civil in India, and now am currently working as a Site engineer in UAE.. my question is Design, estimating or site engineer in which path I can get quick increment & posting? I have knowledge for this three divisions also But i have some commutation problem. But can you suggest any one division and tell me how can i develop my skills in that line.

Thanks & Regards,
posted by Vinoth, India on November 2, 2012

Answer by Dr. Folake O Akintayo

Dear Vinoth,
A site engineer gets quicker increment and posting than a design engineer and an estimator. This is because design works and estimating are components of her duties. A  site engineer must however be dynamic and highly mobile. Due to your commutation challenges, you may not be able to perform your duties effectively in this respect.  
The divisions in civil engineering discpline include:
  * structural engineering
  * foundation and geotechnics engineering
  * transportation engineering
  * environmental and public health engineering
  * engineering education, etc.

Your career progression in engineering profession is hinged on education, practice and experience. Build your capacity in your special area of interest that will be beneficial to your community.

Wishing you all the best.

Folake Akintayo