The Materials Engineer must have a minimum of a bachelor's of science in civil engineering. The applicant's specialty should be civil/geotechnical or materials engineering. The applicant must have at least six years of experience in the United States. Experience in foreign countries does not count. The applicant must be a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the United States. If the applicant has no degrees, he must then be a NICET Level III or IV technician in soils, concrete and asphalt.