It all depends on what type of job you have. In my days as a new Civil Engineer, I also spent my full days either drafting or making calculations. During my structural design days, I spent all hours of the day in the office making calculations. Never saw a project. When I hit Public Work things changed. I did visit project sites, did project administration, did calculations and other administrative work. The amount of time spent on the various items was completely dependent on the project and what was happening. You can go days without getting out of the office and then you can spent an inordinate amount of time in the field. It is extremely variable. I loved it!